Having a baby is one of the most thrilling events in life. It is filled with anticipation, hope and maybe a bit of fear. Hosting a baby shower for a friend or family member is a good way to be a part of the anticipation. A baby shower is great fun for the mother-to-be as well as for the guests. Playing shower games makes the event even more special and memorable. There are many different kinds of shower games to play, but one of the most fun is baby trivia.
Famous Moms' Birthdates
This game takes 10 minutes to play. Print the following questions and give each guest a copy and a pencil for writing their answers: What is the birth year of these famous actress moms? (1) Anjelina Jolie, (2) Nicole Richie, (3) Sandra Bullock, (4) Cate Blanchette, (5) Meryl Streep, (6) Meg Ryan, (7) Julia Roberts, (8) Melissa Leo, (9) Diane Keaton and (10) Helen Mirren. The guest with the most correct answers wins.
Answers: (1) 1975, (2) 1981, (3) 1964, (4) 1969, (5) 1949, (6) 1961, (7) 1967, (8) 1960, (9) 1946 and (10) 1945
Baby Stuff Trivia
Anyone who has gone into an infant department or a store dedicated to babies knows there are an extraordinary number of apparatuses and things to buy for a baby. The Baby Stuff Trivia Game is straightforward and takes about seven minutes. Print out and give guests the list of Baby Daily Routines below. The guest who can list the most baby items that can be used during each routine activity wins.
Baby Daily Routines: (1) napping, (2) eating, (3) sleeping, (4) bathing, (5) playing and (6) diapering
This is a good game for a couple's baby shower. The purpose of the game is to see how the expectant mom and dad answer simple questions about infant developmental milestones. To play the game, give each parent-to-be a copy of the questions below and let them have five minutes to answer them independently. At the end of the time have them read their answers for each question. They are given a small baby gift (diaper pins, baby lotion etc.) for each question they answer alike.
Questions: (1) How long does it take for a baby to grow to full term? (2) How long is a typical labour process? (3) What is the average temperature for a baby? (4) How many hours a day on average does a newborn sleep? (5) How many times does a newborn baby pee a day? (6) How many times does a newborn baby poop each day? (7) What is the average age of a baby when it says it’s first word? (8) What is the first word most babies say? and (10) How do you help a baby stop crying?
Answers: (1) 37 to 42 weeks, (2) 10 and 20 hours, (3) about 98.7, (4) 16 to 17 hours, (5) eight to 10 times a day, (6) at least two to five per day, (7) 11 to 14 months, (8) mama or dada, (9) hold him, rock him, change his diaper, feed him, sing to him, walk him or take a ride in the car.