Babies don't need showering! They will be totally oblivious to the gifts that have been given. Parents however, they do need showering: showering of wisdom, of guidance, of food, of useful gifts, of support, love & blessings. We need to bring the attention to the two people who are stepping into their most important roles as mother and father. What better way to do this than to organize a special moment, a rite of passage, to share love & support?
As a doula, and mother of 3 children, here are my best recommendations for a
Family Blessing Shower:
*Have someone who "GETS THIS" facilitate/ host this event to create a supportive and loving space where the parent's wishes will be respected.
*Hold loving rituals/ activities that will create life long memories of this special day for the parents. Some examples could be:
Gift Ideas for the WHOLE FAMILY:
Gift Ideas for Mother:
As you can see, new parents need less than you think in terms of baby goods. More importantly, new families need SUPPORT (rather than material gifts) to get the best start to their new journey. Babies needs are simple: loving arms to keep them warm and to be fed. It is the parents that need care. Please consider this before buying all the "cutie baby stuff." Offer a gift from the WHOLE FAMILY section. They will thank you, I promise!