Baby showers are all about having fun and celebrating this new life coming into the world, which is why it’s probably best to steer clear from games that will make the new mom feel huge or stressed out, force your guests to be placed in awkward situations — like using a toilet paper roll and a stick to mimic conception — and/or require wives to feed their husbands milk from baby bottles. So before you plan the next shower, make sure to avoid the 23 worst baby shower games:
1. How The Baby Was Made
Reenact your baby’s conception with a stick and a toilet paper roll. No, thank you.
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2. Guess The Baby Food
Sometimes babies don’t even want to eat this stuff. Don’t put your guests through that.
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3. Don’t Say Baby
Since some guests might not know each other well, probably not a great idea to hinder their conversation by keeping them from talking about something they likely could have in common.
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4. Measure Mommy
She might not love getting measured to see how big she really is getting.
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5. Bottle Fed
Making guests chug drinks from a bottle can be awkward for everyone no matter what you put in it.
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6. Baby Dress Up
You know how you got all dressed up cute for the shower? Well, cover yourself in toilet paper now.
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7. My Water Broke
Not only are the tiny babies creepy, but the idea of having your water break isn’t something that makes you thirsty.
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8. Smell The Poop
I think the photo does the talking.
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9. Chewing Gum Baby
Who came up with this exactly?
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10. Balloon Diaper Change
There are much cuter parts to act out with a baby than changing it’s diaper.
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11. Baby Word Search
There won’t be too much mingling with a game like this.
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12. Pin The Embryo In The Womb
You might as well have pin the sperm to the egg while you’re at it.
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13. Sperm Meet Egg
Oh wait, there it is.
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14. Guess The Item
Who knows what could be in these bags?!
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15. Toilet Paper Diapers
Let’s leave diapers to cute adorable babies.
16. Rice And Safety Pins
There are plenty of other games out there that I’m sure could bring laughs and smiles, without the possibility of, “ouch!”
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Playing a memory game with baby items seems cruel to those ladies’ baby brain.
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18. Who Did It?
This game is cute in theory, until the mom-to-be is revealed to have wet the bed until middle school.
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19. Animal Baby Match
Probably better for an elementary school than a baby shower.
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20. Baby Charades
Please don’t act out giving birth or the night the baby was made. Let’s just scrap charades altogether.
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21. Dirty Winner
Everyone gets a cute tiny diaper, but the winner is the one with the chocolate surprise. Gross.
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22. Tinkle In The Pot
It’s not the mama’s fault she has to race to the bathroom every 5-minutes.
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23. Feed The Man Baby
In this game, the wives feed their husbands baby bottles and see who drinks it the fastest. This is just weird.
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