Baby sprinkle...the first time the Milk Nursingwear team heard that term, we had a lot of fun trying to guess what it was. The trend of throwing a baby sprinkle for expectant moms started a few years ago and remains a bit controversial today.
For those of you still out of the loop, a baby shower is thrown for first time moms to "shower" them with gifts -- while a baby sprinkle is thrown to just "sprinkle" them with a few necessities. Think of it as baby shower lite!
Baby sprinkles are done for kiddos two, three and so on -- when moms have gotten the major gear during their first pregnancy but still could use some extras to stock up for subsequent babies. Think...a diaper and wipes party or a onesies party.
Proper etiquette for a baby sprinkle:
- No registry
- Only invite close friends and family
- Very casual affair
- Small gifts
While some folks don't like the idea and feel it's tacky to ask for more gifts, many others have jumped on board. If nothing else, it's an excuse to celebrate the newest bundle of joy that is about to enter your life. It's also a great way to get an older sibling involved and excited about their little brother/sister-to-be.
Where do you stand on this new tradition? To sprinkle or not to sprinkle?