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Baby Showers For Grannies-To-Be: The Latest Party Trend

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You may have loved your baby shower cupcakes and present fest, but do you think your mum (and mother-in-law) deserve some attention, too? A US trend making its way to the UK is seeing grandmothers-to-be being indulged in their own baby showers

Even if your mum’s the most excited gran-to-be in the world, a baby shower dedicated to her may seem a step too far. But it’s all about helping her move into the next stage of her life apparently.

Grandmother and blogger Susan Adcox told that these parties are just like a typical baby shower in that they celebrate a new phase in a woman's life

‘We're not quite prepared for what a change that’s going to be in our lives,’ she explained. ‘And to have some close friends who you can discuss and celebrate with is really wonderful.’

A grandmother baby shower works in pretty much the same way as one for mums-to-be, with cakes, games and gifts.

‘There's a lot of gear you have to have with a baby and when you're a grandma, sometimes you don't have it,’ said Susan.

Granted, a second car seat and changing mat are handy, but is the baby shower really necessary? Let us know in the comment box below.

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