Male etiquette at a coed baby shower can be iffy. With coed baby showers all the rage, more and more...
Male etiquette at a coed baby shower can be iffy. With coed baby showers all the rage, more and more men attend; however, sometimes I've noticed that they don't quite know how to act. Here's a primer for the man in your life: There WILL NOT be beer. I've seen men at showers ask where the bar is. HUH? Pregnant women don't drink, so one, expect that there won't be a bar, and two, don't bring your own alcohol (yes, I've seen this happen). The present is for the pregnant lady and / or the baby: A gift for the dad-to-be is not the smart way to go in this situation. Especially if the gift is something only the dad-to-be would like. You may have to play silly games - and like it. You can't say no to the baby shower games. They're like ice breakers, make the mama-to-be laugh, and frankly, although some are very odd, this is basic baby shower 101; games happen, you can deal. Mingle: Here's what happens at most coed baby showers I've been to - the men and women separate into groups. Why not mingle and make the mama-to-be feel like you're there to talk with her and appreciate being there. Baby talk is the norm: Babies may not be your deal, (unless you're the dad-to-be) but baby conversations will occur in abundance, so eye rolling, wrestling talk, and your latest fishing trip should not take over the conversation - unless of course the mama-to-be wants to chat about that. *NOTE: I've been to some great coed baby showers, and plenty of men know perfect etiquette, but I have seen the above

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