Download: Grandma-to-be baby showers

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Baby showers have long helped parents prepare for their impending needs. Friends and family not only provide support, but also car seats, clothing, toys, etc …

Now a new shower has been born that allows grandmothers to enjoy those same benefits.

Today.com spoke with a woman who was about to become a grandmother for the first time.

Ten of her friends gathered for a lunch with all of the typical baby shower flare.

They celebrated the special occasion in her life and showered her with things she would need to help care for the baby, like an umbrella stroller and car seat.

Critics call grandmother baby showers a “gift grab” and say it takes the attention away from the mothers.

Supporters acknowledge a grandmother plays an important role in the baby’s life that should be supported and celebrated.

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