A while back, when I was still pregnant with my youngest baby I was talking to an old friend of mine and she was shocked to hear that I had only been given one baby shower for four kids. She thought I should have been given a new shower for each child, as each one deserved their own baby products and not hand me downs. I have nothing against hand me downs myself, and have many in my house but I have always thought one baby shower was "standard"
Just recently, the subject came up again with yet another old friend. She agreed with me that one shower per child was too much (picture being buried in baby products!) But she did think that if you have a boy first and then a girl, or several years in between babies that another shower was reasonable. I liked this idea.
My first girl was born 4 years after my son, and I had already given nearly everything away. Then once again; 4 years after my first daughter, I gave up thinking I would have another baby and gave away the rest of my baby products just a month before finding out I was pregnant with my youngest. For me, it would have been nice to have even a small shower for my girls because in both cases I started out with the bare minimum.
How many baby showers did you get, or how many do you think is reasonable?