Mom’s ‘nesting party’ for her pregnant daughter is going viral and it’s awesome

It’s time to take a break and honor future parents with nesting parties. Honoring a very special moment in someone’s journey to parenthood when they want to hide and feel that their new role fulfills them in a personal and meaningful way. And intimidating if you get too much into your head about it. That’s why a nesting party, where your folks get together and nest with you to help prepare your baby in every practical way, needs to become a reality.

Tany Ebony took to Facebook recently shared such a party she pitched for her pregnant daughter. “Can we normalize a nesting party like they do for gender reveals and baby showers? Today we had a nesting party for my daughter,” she wrote on Facebook.

“The Village got together and washed and folded the baby clothes and finished the nursery,” she added. “Sterilized bottles, breast pumps, pacifiers, etc. Prepare meals to freeze. Household inventory. Manufacture of pads for postpartum care. Assemble the postpartum/baby carriage. Before everyone arrived, we discussed the birth plan, knowing your rights in hospital spaces, and practiced some early labor moves. Next week active labor movement and teaching dad how best to support during labor.

Photos from the party showed a community coming together to deeply and truly help prepare for a new life in any way they can. And to ease the transition of Ebony’s daughter and her husband into their roles as parents.

“The nesting party was a decision that was made early in her pregnancy journey – as we know, it takes a village to raise families and raise a child,” Ebony told Romper. “We chose to do a nesting party opposed to a gender reveal because for us it is more beneficial and special for the family. The nesting party allowed us to center the birthing family and its needs before the birth. »

Ebony’s nesting party has been shared on social media thousands of times and people have enthusiastically endorsed the concept. “OH MY GOD! I LOVE this idea!!!!!…much better than a stressful gender reveal or a baby shower…which leaves mommy to deal with all those new gifts,” wrote wrote one social media user while another added: “How I wish I had this support…beautiful!!”

A nesting party seems to be more than preparation, more than helping expectant parents stock up on everything they need. It is a model of how a village can raise a child. A reminder to these parents that other people are invested in this little person they are going to welcome. And that they can ask for help if they need it. Because that help is already there, in their living room, to make sure everything is done.

What a great gift for new parents.

Joseph K. Bennett