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July 26th, 2008, 04:08 PM
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Have you heard about Baby Sprinkles. I just came across the idea and think it is really neat.

What is a baby sprinkle?
A sprinkle is a smaller scale baby shower in which guests "sprinkle" the new mom with the little necessities she needs for a new baby. It is not a full blown "shower", but just a light sprinkling of gifts. This clever term has been gaining popularity over the years and is becoming a new trend.
Who is a sprinkle baby shower for?
The baby sprinkle can be used for any children born after the first child. It can also be used for a new mom that already has all of the big items and would like a smaller celebration.
How did it come about?
Baby showers first came about as a way for friends and family to gather in a celebration to help a new mom prepare for the baby. With a first child, a new mom needs to stock up on lots of baby supplies, including the of big items (the car seat, stroller, high chair, crib, etc.). It used to be that baby showers were only held for the first child.
Why? The parents already purchased the big items the first time around so they don't need as much for the next child. The baby sprinkle started as an idea to celebrate all children, since they are all a gift. It allows for a smaller baby shower, since the mom-to-be would need less this time around.

This is not to say you can't have a "full baby shower" for baby #2 and beyond. If your circumstances require the need for a full baby shower, by all means go for it.

The sprinkle is just a type of baby shower that can be used to help second (and third)time moms. It is in not required by baby shower etiquette to be the only type used.

Some gift ideas for a sprinkle baby shower:
Think of anything that the mom might need with another baby. She should already have the big items, so the focus is on the little neccesities like diapers, diaper wipes, baby bath, baby lotion, bottles, outfits(it's amazing the stains spit up can make!!), baby socks, books, toys, etc.
Becoming a new mom the second time around (or third) can be a lot harder than a new mom anticipates. You can also get her some sanity savers to cope with another child. A gift certificate for a massage or manicure, I Owe U Coupons for baby sitting, and hot meal for the family are some ideas.

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July 26th, 2008, 08:08 PM
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I think it's such a cute idea. I think I may have one this time around.

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July 26th, 2008, 09:19 PM
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That is a cute idea!
Ashley(24), married to Justin(26), SAHM to Natalie(4) and Ryan(10 months)

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July 28th, 2008, 08:40 AM
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I thnk that is such a great idea for the second and third babies.
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July 28th, 2008, 06:13 PM
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I am having one this time around!!! I registered for blankets, bibs, pacifiers, diapers, wipes, some onsies, sleep & plays,

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July 29th, 2008, 04:12 PM
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This is a Very Cute idea. I think I will have this for my friends, Instead of expecting them to buy the big ticket items just have them buy the smaller items. Thanks for the idea.
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July 30th, 2008, 12:41 PM
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Thats a fabulous idea! I really love it, a very nice thing to do for the mom, new baby and family with any additions to their family!
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