I have a close friend whose baby will be 7.5 months at the time of my baby shower, and she rsvp'd to my Mom asking if she could bring him with her. She's breast feeding and feels it best to bring him along, and if not then she will gladly send me my gift in the mail. I thought it was a bit odd since I know she is back at work part-time and has been pumping for a few months now... It would only be a few hours away from her son. However, that's not my decision, and I want her to do what she needs/wants for her child, I don't blame her for that. And I also know I would love for her to be there, she's been there for me during my whole pregnancy and is a good friend. I personally don't think it's a big deal, but when I talked with my Mom she seemed like she wasn't really for it. But it is completely up to me, and I feel I have to say yes because I don't feel like I could tell her no. I would feel terrible. The only issue is, I know a lot of other people invited have children as well, and I wouldn't want them to feel bad not having their children there (although I can say I'm pretty sure most of them would use it as a fun few hours away from motherly duties...) and I also think a baby under a year old is an exception.
I'm planning to tell her it's no problem and to bring him since I really don't mind, but I still wanted to see if anyone has had any experience with this?? Thank you for reading.