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First child’s birthday party right after sibling’s birth?

Tj

My second child is due about 1-2 weeks before my son’s 2nd birthday. I want him to have a birthday party, but at the same time I won’t be in the position to do much organizing and I’m concerned about bringing my newborn. Any suggestions of easy party ideas? Should I be concerned about germs and the new baby if she’s generally kept in her bassinet?

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Dec 23, 2018

    Why not throw his party a few weeks, even a month early? Then you can really celebrate with him and do something super small (like just you guys) on his birthday. He won’t know. He’s two. He just wants his mommy’s attention would be a perfect last hurrah!

  • Tj
    Dec 23, 2018

    Thanks Yopolos. I should have mentioned I’m 36 weeks already. 😩 i was hesitant to do a before party because of the holiday season and anytime after New Years is fair game for labor.

  • Jessica
    Dec 23, 2018

    My son turned 2 only four days after my daughter was born! I had my husband get a cake, I had already ordered a few gifts on amazon that I wrapped ahead of time, and it was just the four of us. We all went trick or treating (it was Halloween!) and made sure he got plenty of attention. Honestly, it’s great if you want to throw him something big but none of that will matter to him. All they care about is the attention... and of course the cake! The rest is for adults and you should not be obligated to plan a huge thing that far along. Good luck mama!

  • Holly Garnett-Pedreira
    Dec 23, 2018

    Do something very small.. when its the 1st and 2nd birthday it is more for the adults anyway! He wont even know... I had a huge party for my sons 1st and 2nd and I regret it. I wish I did something very small because he has plenty more birthdays to come and he wont remember those 2 anyways :-/ Btw I think celebrating birthdays early is bad luck I dont do it and never will lol goodluck momma xo

  • Elle
    Dec 24, 2018

    Don't stress yourself. It can be a 1 hr thing vs an all day thing. Its the experiencrle that cou nts, not that everything is picture perfect. Or skip it. No child ever felt unloved because they didnt see photographic of their 1st bday.

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Dec 24, 2018

    I wouldn’t skip it. But I think something small is totally fine. Especially with his age and the situation. My middles 2 yr old party just us and one other family, an smy third child was about five months then.

  • Elle
    Dec 24, 2018

    Sorry, I read the numbers in the first sentence too quickly. I misread it as his first bday (not his 2nd). Given it will be his 2nd bday, I take back the part of my comment about skipping it. Suggest doing something smaller, lower effort, but meaningful to all. The important thing is that he has a fun experience and feels loved.

  • MommyDear
    Dec 24, 2018

    Do something small, you can even do it at a pizza place so you don’t have to do any of the decoration and clean-up. As long as you celebrate & give your toddler some well deserved attention, specially with a new baby on the way, that’s all that matters. When my little one was born, we made sure to give my toddler son extra attention & random little (and inexpensive) gifts just so he didn’t feel left out, unloved or jealous. Best of luck and congrats on the new bb.