20 weeks - finding out baby's gender

20 weeks - finding out baby's gender

Is it a boy or a girl? Are you holding out for the surprise or are you itching to find out? At the 20 week scan, your sonographer should be able to tell you what you are carrying, if you wish to find out. 

Just like the pregnancy announcement, if you do find out and wish to share the news with family and friends, there are some really creative ways of revealing the sex of your baby through photograph and video.


There are several ways to have fun with this, grab a neutral coloured balloon and fill it with either pink or blue confetti. Blow up, grab a pin and video the whole thing!  Get pink and blue balloons and release one into the wild, leaving the remaining one your big reveal! 


A coloured babygro placed on your bump, hung from the washing line or placed next to your scan photo. 

Coloured dust

Grab a handful of the fairy dust in pink or blue and unveil the gender by blowing into the camera (you may want to cover parts of the camera / phone whilst doing this!) 

Announcing the gender of the baby through a well thought-out photograph can be a really fun way to share the news with those closest to you. Lifecake allows you to create the story of your child's life and this can start BEFORE their appearance into the world. Invite family and friends to your child's account so they can follow in your pregnancy journey and beyond, they'll love being part of the build-up!

But what is Lifecake?

Lifecake was born with a beautiful baby! Nick, a co-founder, flew out to San Francisco to help his sister with the birth of his first nephew, Leo. Each day he took photos, videos and made notes on Leo's progress. Lifecake had started - Nick just didn't know it yet! Two weeks later he returned to the UK and felt instantly cut-off, they had calls, he got emails and they even tried a blog. It didn't work. Two years later he formed a team to tackle the challenge - a single place to record, relive and share the story of a child's life. Lifecake had officially started!

Like Nick's sister, we know that parents love to share photos of their child but they want a safe, quick and easy way to do that. And, like Nick, family and friends are increasingly spread across the globe, feeling like they are missing out on the fun. Likecake allows parents to do three important things....

Preserve memories

Capture the ordinary, the extraordinary and those little moments in-between and add to one seamless timeline.

Time travel

Jump back instantly, to any photo or video. Remember everything.

Keep family close

Share privately with family and friends. Make them feel part of the journey, whenever, wherever.

Download the app here and get 10gb EXTRA free with the code lifecake1. Start your child's story today.