By convention, a baby shower is intended to help parents get items that they need for their baby, such as baby clothes. Among Americans, there is great variance in practices and themes of baby showers. The men usually give the daddy-to-be diapers only because the mommy-to-be is getting other items at the shower.
In earlier times it was a function which was organized and attended by women only, but in recent years, due to India’s level of western influence, both genders are often included. Among Hindus in India, religious rituals resembling modern baby showers are held during the seventh month of pregnancy. Baby showers, like bridal showers and bachelorette parties, are becoming open to new ideas, concepts, themes, games, and changes in etiquette.
Here are some likely baby shower exercises:
– Draw a picture. Give any todlers in the group a coloring pen and paper and see who can draw the best picture of the baby or the parents to be.
– Change the diaper but only using one hand, the fastest wins.
– Diaper throwing game, and the diapers have candies or chocolate stuff.
Toys/Gift ideas and Toy info:
In Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, children played with dolls made of wax or terra cotta, sticks, bows and arrows, and yo-yos. Sometimes intended as decorations, keepsakes, or collectables for older children and adults, most dolls are intended as toys for children, usually girls, to play with. Today there are dolls that can recognize and identify objects, the voice of their owner, and choose among hundreds of pre-programed phrases with which to respond.
Children, especially very small ones, often put toys into their mouths, so the materials used to make a toy are regulated to prevent poisoning. Dolls like Fulla and Barbie are often criticized for what they teach children about gender roles. Children have not yet learnt to judge what is safe and what is dangerous, and parents do not always think of all conceivable situations, so such warnings and regulations are important on toys.
Baby details and info
Newborns may comfort themselves by sucking their thumb, or a pacifier. Newborn infants have unremarkable vision, being able to focus on objects only about 18 inches (45 cm) directly in front of their face. 9 babies are born for every 1,000 people.
Infant formula does not provide these immune substances and in places with poor quality water supply, subjects the infant to an increased risk of disease. Gentle rocking back and forth often calms a crying infant, as do massages and warm baths. Newborns are wet, covered in streaks of blood, and coated with a white substance known as vernix caseosa, which is hypothesised to act as an antibacterial barrier.