There鈥檚 a diaper cake in the middle of a bassinet-shaped table. It鈥檚 surrounded by a not-so-subtle mountain of fabric that reminds you of an unraveled tutu. There are plastic bottles (and not the wine kind) hung from the ceiling like a garland and a ready-to-topple-over tiered shelf of tea sandwiches in the corner. Yep, this is your baby shower 鈥 and the guys are there too? Couples baby showers are growing in popularity, but that said, you鈥檙e not sure if it鈥檚 for you. Check out seven reasons to have a pre-baby bash with the girls and their guys!

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1. You say a big old 鈥渘o鈥 to tradition. You weren鈥檛 a white dress, strut down a mauve-draped aisle kind of girl. And now you aren鈥檛 into doing all of the traditional baby things. While you were perfectly okay with celebrating your BFF鈥檚 baby-to-be with storks and bunnies, it鈥檚 just not for you. You need a more modern approach 鈥 and that鈥檚 what a couples shower gives you.

2. Sharing is caring. You want your baby daddy to take part in every step of the process. From the first whoosh of a heartbeat to the birth day, you want to share your pregnancy with your guy. When he鈥檚 ultra into every moment of those nine months, inviting him (and some of your other male friends) to the shower is totally in order. Leaving him out may make your hubby or boyfriend feel, well, like he鈥檚 left out. Don鈥檛 risk it at this one-of-a-kind time. Invite him along.

3. It鈥檚 a family affair. Nothing is more important to you than family. Every second, third and fourth cousin is invited to your shower, along with your husband鈥檚 seven sisters and their cousins. Family is a major part of your life, making it almost essential to invite them all (including the guys) to celebrate the newest member.

4. He asked. Maybe he鈥檚 the not-so-traditional one or maybe he just really, really wants to see what goes on behind the scenes of a baby shower. Whatever the reason, if your man asks to come along, seriously consider it. He鈥檚 asking for a reason 鈥 and you should appreciate that.

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5. He needs to get involved. You鈥檙e beginning to think that he鈥檚 actually forgotten you鈥檙e having a baby. The bump is there. The house is filling with itty bitty little clothes. So, why is he ignoring what鈥檚 clearly about to happen? He could be scared. He could be stressing. Or, he just has absolutely no idea what he鈥檚 supposed to do. Let him in on the big baby secret (or, at least the girly games that go on during a shower), and invite him into your inner circle!

6. He needs a dad tribe. There鈥檚 only so many, 鈥淲hat鈥檚 a onesie?鈥 and 鈥淗ow does a diaper work?鈥 types of questions that one person can answer. Your guy has no idea what to do with a baby and desperately needs a guide 鈥 a man guide. A couples shower provides a perfect opportunity to hook your almost-baby daddy up with your other daddy friends.

7. Why wouldn鈥檛 it be a couples thing? You鈥檙e all-in for doing things the old school way. But this time, you really don鈥檛 see a need for it. You go out to dinner as a couple. You go to the movies as a couple. You go to your office Christmas party as a couple. And you enjoy it. So, keep the couple thing going and make it a shower for both of you.

What do you think about couple鈥檚 baby showers? Share your opinion and tweet us @BritandCo!

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