U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Do you think celebrating a birthday monthly is too much until 1?
No 17 22.37%
Yes 59 77.63%
Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-10-2018, 01:04 PM
 
4,487 posts, read 4,192,570 times
Reputation: 10124

Advertisements

It's cray cray. Too much time on her hands. Poor kid is in for a rough future.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-10-2018, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Centre of the continent
324 posts, read 97,468 times
Reputation: 1361
Amusing that she thinks she'll keep it up for multiple kids, but I'd never tell her that. New first time parents are often amusing to me. lol

Three of my nieces have their first babies that are all approaching 2yrs, and they all posted posed pictures monthly on social media. It will be a cute reminder of that first year, later on.

When I saw the title of the thread, I thought we were going to be talking about inviting people, presents, all that jazz. Now that would be over the top for sure. Time will tell if this particular parent gets way too excited and overdoes things, or not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-10-2018, 02:26 PM
 
352 posts, read 126,699 times
Reputation: 1263
Parents tend to go overboard with their first kids. If it makes her happy, so be it. If she were throwing actual parties and soliciting gifts, yeah, I'd give a side-eye, but a few cutesy pictures and cupcakes is pretty harmless.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-10-2018, 02:28 PM
 
1,472 posts, read 1,332,878 times
Reputation: 2471
I tried to acknowledge the monthly birthdays with all five of my children.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-10-2018, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
33,917 posts, read 32,544,096 times
Reputation: 62027
Quote:
Originally Posted by qb61913 View Post
Baby friendly cupcakes she makes has no sugar, no frosting and just pure from the banana or pumpkin she uses. It’s basially like sponge cake.
So ... a muffin
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-10-2018, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Canada
8,362 posts, read 7,031,996 times
Reputation: 16785
I think most everyone I know has always tracked the first year by the month anniversaries. Nowadays you see little sticker kits in the store to take pictures of baby at 1st month, 2nd month, 1st Valentine's/Easter/Halloween. That's a cute way to track those early milestones. But baking cupcakes/muffins and lighting candles seems a bit excessive.

Last edited by Liberty2011; 01-10-2018 at 04:50 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-10-2018, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
14,799 posts, read 7,595,176 times
Reputation: 20926
Monthly photos are fine, that's a pretty common thing to do because they grow so fast and it's nice to have the photos from specific dates to be able to look back at.

But an actual monthly celebration is unnecessary and over the top IMO
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-10-2018, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Seattle
1,561 posts, read 1,012,013 times
Reputation: 3188
Quote:
Originally Posted by qb61913 View Post
My friend has a baby. She choose to celebrate her daughters birthday monthly up until she’s 1 year old. Keep in mind that this isn’t an actually party celebration every month. She bakes a few cupcake (baby friendly cupcakes) and has a candle. Sometimes she would invite her family over and other times she would simply FaceTime her parents, so they can see their grandchild.

In addition she also dresses up her daughter in a cute outfit and takes pictures. She’s going to make a scrap book later.

Do you think celebrating the birthday monthly is overkill or is it a good idea?
Oh well that sounds ok to me . I thought it was going to be a big shindig every month . I had six all grown and marked there monthly birthdays with my husband and other brothers/sisters but it was just for fun.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-10-2018, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
19,337 posts, read 23,982,889 times
Reputation: 84641
Quote:
Originally Posted by qb61913 View Post
She is a first time mom, stay at home parents with their own businesses. They are loaded and money isn’t an issue. She said she plans on doing this for all her kids. She doesn’t get professional pics, she takes it herself after she “sets” the “stage” for her daughter.

Baby friendly cupcakes she makes has no sugar, no frosting and just pure from the banana or pumpkin she uses. It’s basially like sponge cake. I don’t have the full recipe but that’s what I know. The frosting she makes is like a banana purée.

I don’t think it’s a big deal. It’s her kid. She’s not hurting anyone doing this and she’s making (documenting) memories for her family. I just was curious what others thought (that’s why I posted it here).

I wouldn't do it but I'm not big on dates, holidays and milestones. But for a first child...yeah that's pretty exciting. I don't see any problem unless she makes the celebration bigger each month and then those turn into years with elaborate parties. It's too easier to spoil them but under 1 they never know it
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-10-2018, 05:42 PM
 
12,527 posts, read 18,400,288 times
Reputation: 31387
I know several people who do this. It doesn't bother me, I am always amazed at how quickly babies grow. I don't anyone who continued it past the first birthday.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top