Grandma Showers??

I'm interested to hear everyone's opinons on this one. A new trend is emerging called Grandma Showers, where grandmothers are throwing/having thrown baby showers for themselves when they become a grandmother. This article says it is to celebrate a new stage of life and possibly recieve the things a grand mother would need. What do you think?

I personally am not a fan of this at all. I think that this "steals the thunder" so to speak of the mother who is actually having the baby. I think grandparents should be celebrated but this is just plain silly to me. My baby also doesn't spend enough time at my mothers house that she would need too much of her own that we don't already bring with us when she comes over there. I am all for a Grandma being so happy about a new stage in life but I don't think I would want it celebrated in this way.

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    05/27/14
    This seems awfully selfish to me! But then I didn't have a baby shower for my son. I felt kind of silly being like...ok I decided to have a baby so give me stuff! Lol the idea of my mom having a baby shower because I decide to have a baby just seems so over the top.
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      05/27/14
      I agree with you on that as well I don't know why that was an idea.
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        05/27/14
        with all my kids I have never had an baby shower not saying I didt want one
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          05/27/14
          amanda
          I really think its silly. They were already a mother and had their own baby shower. In fact I only had a baby shower for my first child. I had two more after that and the last was a boy.. I had two girls before that and I still didn't have another shower. I just bought whatever I needed and kept as many neutral clothes my girls had. Some of the stuff he uses and some of his toys are from the girls but he doesn't know the difference. He's still dressed like a boy lol. And to be honest when I had my first any doubles I had gift wise instead of exchanging or returning them I just kept them at my parents house so they would have them if they needed it.
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            05/27/14
            Part of me wonders if this wasn't originally created by companies looking to further promote their products.

            My mom watches my daughters while my DH and I work and even as a full time care provider there has never been a need for her to have her own set of XYZ (aside from carseats once the girls outgrew the infant seat - we provided those, though). Babies require very little in reality.

            The point of a shower (bridal or baby) is to shower the parents-to-be with gifts and assistance. Unless Grandma is going to be raising the child, showers should be reserved for the parents. We don't throw showers for "Mother of the Bride" - why would you throw a shower for "Mother of the Mother"?
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