Have a baby shower...after the baby is born

"Sip and See" baby showers are becoming more and more popular among new moms. It's when you have a shower AFTER the baby arrives-that way friends and family can see the new baby while they sip on beverages and nibble on light fare.

According to a poll on CafeMom, 84 percent said they love the idea of a sip and see.

We spoke to one member who had a shower after baby arrived and here's what she said:

For us, it was more a matter of convenience. My mom was out of town until late in my pregnancy, and my best friend just couldn't get things together; my mom was going to throw my shower, but time just kind of ran out.

It was nice because I wasn't super pregnant and didn't have to worry about getting my embarrassing back pains in front of everyone. I didn't have to worry if people would think I was a pig for how much I ate because they just attributed it to needing extra food for breastfeeding. Also, I didn't have to deal with any of the rude comments people sometimes make without thinking, such as, "You look like you are about to pop," or having 20 people ask me my due date, etc. I was able to have fun, be comfortable, AND show off my baby.

Read the rest of the interview, including what to serve and if there was a registry, at CafeMom.

Written by Kim Conte for CafeMom's Food & Party Buzz.

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