Hosts should send baby shower invitations approximately four to six weeks prior to the event. This is generally enough time for guests to RSVP and purchase gifts. The shower is usually held six to eight weeks before the expectant mother's due date.
Designs for baby shower invitations may include rubber ducks, teddy bears, bassinets, building blocks or rattles. Invitations can have rhymes and catchy phrases printed on them to reflect the childish theme of the party. The location of the baby shower, phone number of the host and stores where the mother-to-be is registered for baby supplies should be included in the invites.