REPORT: MEN ARE HAVING THEIR OWN BABY SHOWERS

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A growing number of men [are] participating in “man showers,” in which guys put their own bro-ish spin on the traditional, female-centric baby shower.

And these bashes are gaining popularity: Social media site Pinterest reports that searches for “man showers” increased by 149 percent in 2015. …

“It’s a really interesting phenomenon,” says Simon Isaacs, 35, the Park Slope, Brooklyn-based co-founder of parenting Web site Fatherly, whose own rather tame man shower involved letting loose at a Garth Brooks concert.

“Guys are getting more and more involved with their wives’ pregnancies,” Isaacs adds. “Ninety percent of men are participating in picking out registries, we’re encouraging them to take more paternity leave. I think having something that allows a guy to transition from dude to dad is an important element in getting him prepared [for fatherhood].”

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