Outsmarting Your Opponents: Tips for Winning the Don’t Say Baby Game


Have you ever played the classic baby shower game, “Don’t Say Baby”? The objective of the game is to avoid saying the word “baby” while interacting with other guests during the shower. If someone catches you saying “baby,” they get to take your clothing item or accessory.

It may seem simple, but winning the “Don’t Say Baby” game takes strategy and creativity. Here are some tips to help you come out on top:

Choose a unique clothing item/accessory

Instead of wearing something obvious like a necklace or earrings, choose a unique item that fewer people are likely to have. For example, wear a bracelet that you made yourself or a scarf with a unique pattern. This makes it less likely that someone will catch you saying “baby” and take your item.

Additionally, if someone is caught saying “baby,” everyone will likely flock to those wearing the most common accessories. By having a unique item, you make yourself less of a target.

Example of unique item:

  • A brooch passed down from your grandmother
  • A hat with a unique design
  • A watch with a distinct color or pattern

Explanation: A unique item that people are less likely to have will make it harder for them to take it from you. Plus, having a unique item decreases your chances of being targeted.

Use distraction techniques

If you’re afraid someone is close to catching you saying “baby,” use distraction techniques to take their focus off of you. For example, start a conversation with them about something unrelated to the shower, like a recent movie you saw or a hobby you enjoy.

If you’re feeling particularly crafty, you can even create a diversion. Pretend to see a bug or spider and yell “Oh my gosh, everyone look over there!” While your opponents are distracted, slip away unnoticed.

Example of distraction technique:

  • Start a conversation about a new restaurant you want to try
  • Pretend you see a celebrity outside and point in a random direction
  • Mention a funny YouTube video you saw recently

Explanation: Distractions can throw your opponents off your scent and keep them from catching you. Creating a diversion can help you make your escape unnoticed.

Be vigilant and observant

The best way to avoid getting caught is to be aware of who is around you and what they’re doing. Watch for any suspicious behavior, like someone sneaking up behind you or eavesdropping on your conversation.

If you notice someone acting suspiciously, change the subject or move away from them. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on your opponents’ accessories, so you know who to avoid and who to keep an eye on.

Example of observation technique:

  • Notice someone loitering nearby and walk in the opposite direction
  • Change the subject when someone is hanging around trying to listen to your conversation
  • Keep an eye on the accessories of the people you suspect might be close to catching you

Explanation: Being vigilant and observant can help you avoid getting caught by your opponents. By noticing suspicious behavior, you can take action to protect your clothing item or accessory.


With these tips, you will be well on your way to winning the “Don’t Say Baby” game. Remember to choose a unique item, use distraction techniques, and be vigilant and observant. Good luck!