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How to have a Virtual Baby Shower

With everything going on in the world right now, having a virtual shower is a great option to still bring all of your friends and family together digitally to celebrate the expecting mother to be. I know that this is very emotionally and anxious time for all pregnant women right now, including me, and it is very hard not to think about what will happen. Having a virtual shower will help the mom to be feel loved and supported during these times.

Virtual showers have been around for awhile for other reasons including: bedrest, family that is too far away, or mother’s/guest health.

What forum could you use to have the virtual shower?

Thank goodness technology has came as fat as it has, there are many options for you to choose from to have your shower. Zoom, Facebook Live, Google Hangout, and Skype are some options you can use for your shower.

Skype: This is very well known all around the world. Many people already have an account, and you can have up to fifty people for free on the chat.

Facebook: You can make a private group for family and friends to keep in touch. Mom-to-be can share videos, links, and photos.

Zoom: This is big with video conferencing especially at this time. There might be a lot of people who do have an account already because of everyone working from home and doing online schooling. The free plan you can get from them includes video conferencing for up to one hundred people!

Google Hangout: This one has been around for awhile and many people do have google accounts. You can video call with up to ten people.

Who should host the virtual shower?

I noticed that a lot of moms to be will host their own virtual shower, but you do not have to. During this pandemic I know a lot of us did not plan on even thinking about switching to a virtual shower, so you probably already had someone hosting one for you. Just talk to them about switching to a virtual shower and you can even plan it together if you want.

Are virtual baby showers difficult for guests who are not tech-savvy or elder relatives?

Absolutely not! Once you have it set up, you just send your guests a link to log into the video call, Easy peasy!

What gifts can guests buy, and how do they get it to you?

They can buy anything they want. A lot of registries are online now anyways. Guests from all over can buy something off of your registry and have it sent to your house. My favorite registry is Babylist. You can add items from any store and it is all in one registry and link.

What do you do at a virtual shower?

You can do a lot at a virtual shower! Some mom’s play games, virtual toast, diaper raffle if anyone sent you diapers. Guests are asked to send their gifts directly to the mom and she opens them during the shower, so everyone can see what she received.

Do I still make invitations?

You can send out e-invitations or regular ones through the mail. If you choose to send an e-invitation, there are a couple sites that you can use to personalize your invitations.

Canva: They have a free editing platform to create personalized e-invitation with photos that you can send via email, WhatsApp, or text.

Etsy: They have some great e-invitation options that you can instantly download and customize.


I hope this post helps some moms-to-be out there worried about what they are going to do about a shower. We are all in this together! If you have any other ideas or if you have had your shower virtually, I would love to hear what you have done.


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Four pregnancy apps that I use

Now that you have gotten that positive pregnancy test, you want to know how your little one is growing because you are anxiously waiting for that first prenatal appointment that seems so far away. I was the same way with my oldest and I am the same way once again with this pregnancy, so I totally get it mama! I am here to share my favorite pregnancy apps that I have used with both pregnancies that have helped me make it through. Having one helps you keep tabs on your little ones milestones, what features are forming and your babies size. You can also keep track of your bump by uploading your pictures. I am just over the top and have more than one, haha.

Baby Center Pregnancy Tracker

baby center

This app will show you your babies growth and development including a year after birth. There is a mom community and articles with information and tips. This app has an option to create your birth plan, look up foods and drinks that are safe or not safe during pregnancy. You can upload bump pictures and pictures every month after your baby is born.

Ovia Pregnancy Tracker

ovia pregnancy tracker

This one has many other apps that include ovulation tracker and baby growth developer. This one is my favorite one to use. You can see your babies growth including, how big their hands and feet would be that week. It also gives you a weekly countdown to your due date, articles, and informative videos. You can upload a weekly bump picture if you decide to, and there is a community where you can ask questions and answer other peoples questions.

What to Expect

what to expect

This app gives you options you can compare your babies size to including: movie props, fruits, and 90’s nostalgia. This app will track your bodies changes and your babies growth. It includes an awesome mom group that is one of my favorite ones in all the apps. They also have daily articles on baby products, choosing child care, how to pick your babies name, and so much more. This app will also track your babies milestones into toddler-hood.

The Bump

the bump

This app has a planner to prepare for your prenatal care, you can also find reviews on baby products. It also includes your babies development and informative articles. You have an option to set up your baby registry in the app, and your babies growth pictures are in 3D.


These are just the ones I have used and love. There are so many out there and I know what I prefer might not be what you like, so go check out your options and see what fits your preferences.

I’m curious on if you have used these or other ones what your opinions are on them?


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