Is it true that a woman is only allowed one baby shower per lifetime?

Well my cousin just had her third baby shower. Everyone I know has baby showers for each pregnacy. Recently I was told by an in-law that a woman is only posed to have one. I have never haerd of this rule.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    it's an old fashioned rule that you only get a shower for your first baby. after that your should keep everything for subsequent babies and then not need anything. i think this is an outdated practice and believe every new baby deserves a shower. and anyway, things change so quick now that by the time a new baby comes along. all the safety issues and gadgets are new and we want them too.

    Source(s): have as many showers as your friends will throw for you.
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  • Blondi
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    1 decade ago

    No, there is not rules to having babyshowers. If someone wants to throw a baby shower for you then great. I have had a baby shower for all 3 of my boys and now Im having a shower for my baby girl. Its for fun, family , friends and socializing. Every baby deserves a celebration. And you dont always have the baby stuff from the previous baby, so you will need new things. Its great to have showers for all of them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There is no hard and fast rule governing baby showers. Showers, of any kind, started out to help the new bride or mother gather the things needed to start a new household or family. Now, showers are more celebrations and a chance to party with friends. Enjoy as many as you can!!

    Source(s): I'm old; I just know about these things.
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  • 1 decade ago

    You are allowed one baby shower per baby. If you're gutsy enough to have another baby , then you deserve another baby shower don't you think? Sounds like you have cheap in laws. After all they don't have to bring a gift. They can just show up and have fun but then everyone would know just how cheap they are!

    Source(s): ME
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  • 1 decade ago

    That sounds like a myth to me.

    I have had a baby shower for each child, so I have had 6, because I typically have 2 showers for each child.

    And....if you are worried that YOU and the baby should or are only going to have 1 shower, arrange for the father of the baby to have his own shower too. Yes men are given babyshowers too!!!

    Source(s): Personal Experience
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  • 1 decade ago

    There is no rule for that other then if you are having another baby shower... be kind enough to buy the other 2 kids a gift too... (so they don't feel left out.)

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  • 1 decade ago

    absolutely not!!! a woman may have as many baby showers as she wants, as long as she is pregnant that is. sometimes many women only get the first shower with the first baby because some people tend to forget about seasoned moms and just assume that they have everything they need already, but that's just not the case.

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  • casw1
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    wow, i'm shocked over how many people have NOT heard that it is ettiquette to only have a baby shower for your first child. Personally, i think that's a load of crap and every expecting mommy and new baby deserve to have a party. my inlaws do not have more than the one shower and none of them came to my 2nd child's shower, only my husband's parents came to the hospital (with no gifts), and only one of my sister in laws got child #2 a gift a month after we were home(her husband had just passed away so there's absolutely no hard feelings towards her in this). also none of my inlaws came to that baby's first birthday.

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  • Rich Z
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I think your in-law was just trying to explain away her cheapness and her reason for not wanting to give a gift.

    New baby = new shower. The gifts might be a little different (since you already have basics from a first kid) but the spirit is the same.

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  • Sheila
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It is usually customary to just have one, for your first born. I have four sons. #1, first shower, #2, no shower, then I had #3&4 when I was almost 40 yrs old, 15 years after last baby. My family had a diaper shower, everyone brought me diapers. That was great, especially when it was twins.

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