Baby Shower Quiz
by Staff
Baby showers are a common practice in most cultures, but how much do you really know about this ritual? Take the baby shower quiz and find out.

Who is not included on the invite list for a traditional baby shower?

  • mom-to-be
  • female friends and family
  • male friends and family

How long before the shower should the invitations be sent?

  • 1 - 2 weeks
  • 3 - 4 weeks
  • 4 - 6 weeks
  • as soon as the pregnancy is confirmed

Who shouldn't throw the baby shower?

  • the expenctant couple
  • a relative
  • a close friend
  • a co-worker

The average American woman has two children. Should she be thrown a shower for her second baby?

  • yes
  • no
  • well, sort of

All of the below are eco-friendly alternative wrapping papers except:

  • recycled wrapping paper or gift bag
  • embossed metallic foil
  • onesie made from organic fibers
  • organic cotton baby blanket

In general, when should a baby shower be held?

  • as soon as the pregnancy is confirmed
  • a month or two before the baby arrives
  • after the baby is born
  • all of the above

What's the record number of babies born in in the U.S. in one year?

  • 2.2 million
  • 3 million
  • 3.8 million
  • more than 4.3 million

In what year were these 4,317,119 babies born?

  • 1946
  • 1957
  • 1990
  • 2007

About how long should you expect to spend at a baby shower?

  • less than one hour
  • one hour
  • at least two hours
  • at least three hours

According to Jewish tradition, when should a baby shower be held?

  • before conception
  • before the baby is born
  • after the baby is born

All of the following top the most popular baby shower gift registries except:

  • contribution to a 529 plan
  • baby monitor
  • bouncy seat
  • baby sling or carrier

Instead of a baby shower, Japanese tradition has new parents celebrating with a weaning ceremony (called okuizome). When is an okuizome held?

  • 30 days before the baby's due date
  • the baby's birth day
  • 30 days after the baby is born
  • about 100 days after the baby is born

What time of day were baby showers held during the Victorian era?

  • daybreak
  • high noon
  • mid-afternoon
  • dusk

Where is it considered bad luck to throw a baby shower?

  • China
  • Spain
  • Ireland
  • Britain

How long is too long to take before sending thank you notes for baby shower gifts?

  • 1 week
  • 1 month
  • 1 year
  • anytime after the baby has been born is too long

Paper or virtual: Which is the greenest way to invite guests to a baby shower?

  • printed invitations
  • e-mail or e-vite

Which of the following is not a popular baby shower game?

  • baby BINGO
  • pin the tail on the donkey
  • baby stroller olympics
  • don't say

When did the modern-day baby shower tradition start in the U.S.?

  • It's always been an American tradition.
  • after the Civil War
  • after WWI
  • after WWII

Where were the first baby shower-like celebrations held?

  • ancient Greece
  • Roman Empire
  • ancient Egypt
  • Ming Dynasty

What tale inspired the theme for Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's baby shower for their daughter?

  • Peter Pan
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Wizard of Oz