will i struggle if i have another

Nicola - posted on 11/19/2008 ( 7 moms have responded )

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hello i am thinking of maybe planning of having another child i have one thats two in march and one whos 5 should i wait a while to plan another child or is now a good time as is it hard having children close together

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Erin - posted on 11/19/2008

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Personally....I have 2 sons that are 2 years apart then we had a daughter who is almost 5 years younger then my youngest son. So, I have done them close together and far apart and I am all about the far apart. With having them a little older before you have another baby it helps....they are more independent, they are VERY helpful, they aren't as jealous about a new little one being around. You can explain it all to them easier. If I could go back...my older 2 would be farther apart.

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try waiting until your two year old is 3..my kids are just under 2 years apart..and i wish i had waited until my oldest was a little bigger and a little more self sufficient i feel like i am neglecting her sometimes because i have to deal with the baby

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Go for it. I think about 2 1/2 year between is a perfect amount of time. Far enough apart to have just one in diapers, but close enough that you don't forget everything you did with the previous one. My son was 2 when I found out I was pregnant again. I spent the next 9 months teaching him how to be more self sufficient. I potty trained him, taught him to bath and dress himself and put his own shoes on. By the time my daughter was born he was my little helper, throwing away diapers for me and running to get burp clothes. And he loved being helpful! It made him feel like a bid kid.

Jennifer - posted on 11/23/2008

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It just depends on how easy your 2 current kids are. Both my sisters said that after 3 it is actually easier.

Wendy - posted on 11/19/2008

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Im a SAHM of 4. Ages 8, 5, 2 and 8 months. I would have to say I prefer the space between children to the ones that are close in age. I felt like I had special time with the ones spaced apart. When I brought my daughter home from the hospital my 2 year old (at the time he was 18 month) was still my baby. It was tough.

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Children close in age do play together when they get older which in its self is easier however when they are babies they each have their own growing needs. I have a 2 year old and a 6mth old. I am happy they are close in age and I hope they will be great friends with each other when they grow-up. However babies are very demanding and really only you know whether or not you can handle it. For me, I think it's great they'll have each other and I hope to have more.

Jennifer - posted on 11/19/2008

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everyone that i know with more than two kids have all said the same thing, one child is rough, two is really hard and anything after that you just add one more and go! and if ur lucky by the time you have this next child, you may only have one kid in diapers!

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