Anyone raising two boys close in age?

VERONICA - posted on 04/19/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )




I have a one year old and am 3 months pregnant. When I give birth they will be 1 year and 7 months apart. Both are boys. Does anyone have two boys close in age? How well do they get along?


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Amy - posted on 11/21/2012




i have two boys that are 11months apart. they are 12 and 13 yrs old and are the same age for 10 days. sometimes its overwhelming,, other times they are.....overwhelming. they are great boys but they can get on eachother's nerves too. they were so easy as babys. one day they will be best friends and the next can't stand eachother. it goes in phases. all i can say is for the most part they will work it out themselves. stay strong!

Janet - posted on 06/05/2011




I have a 6, 4 and 2 year old. They get along well, most of the time. Some sibling rivalry is ok. I build up the prospect of a new baby so that everyone is excited and I also promote the big brother role. The older kids sleep in the same bed when promotes bonding. Congrats.

Allison - posted on 05/01/2011




I have two is 6 and the other is 4. They fight sometimes, but they get along fine most of the time...they play well together, protect each other and are a great tag team. So don't worry....your boys will make you proud and happy (most of the time).

Jas - posted on 04/28/2011




i have two boys, my eldest is 16 months and my youngest is 3 months on the 12th, my 16 month old loves his brother, he tired tickling him and he always wants to cuddle and kiss him, which is really sweet, my youngest smiles ever time he sees his brother, so mine get along great ........... so far x

Michelle - posted on 04/26/2011




I have four boys. Two 7 yr olds, a 5 yr old, and a 3 yr old. They get along great. They all share the same room and sleep two to a twin bed. We have enough beds for them all and rooms, but they don't want to be apart. Which makes it nice for the moment. The other bedroom is a playroom. They do fight a little. The five yr old likes to tease one of the seven yr olds and then they fight. Other than that hardly any fighting and they don't like being apart for to long.

Chandell - posted on 04/26/2011




I have a 6, 3 and 2 year old all boys. They get along well the 2 youngest, the older one feels like he has to crave more for attention but all together they all get a long fine. My 3 year old likes to help with the little one and has so much fun teaching him new things. My middle child was 18 months when my youngest was born.

Amber - posted on 04/21/2011




I have six. Two of my boys are fourteen months apart, and I have a daughter and a son who are eleven months apart. My daughter and son fight like crazy people, but my two boys that are 14 months apart play well, are close, and have a good relationship. It just depends more than anything on their personalities and how well they mesh. :)

Lauren - posted on 04/20/2011




My boys are 15 months apart. They are really good mates most of the time. They are 5 years and 6 years old now, Kinder and school. Its great at this age cos they play really wel together and can both join in with each others friends. I must admit though it was a bit harder in the first months with a new born and a 15 month old, mainly cos at that age the older one just doesnt understand and needed to be watched constantly round the baby!!

But you'll be fine :-)

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My boys are 17 months apart. My oldest turns 2 next week and loves his brother, jealous at first. He tried to help and tried to play with him. My younger son is 6 months old and loves his brother, every time he sees him he smiles. He wants to play with his big brother so bad but is still working on getting mobile. They take bathes together and love having someone to play with. My 2 year old used to take showers and when my 6 month old out grew his little bath I bought a bath seat and they just sit and play and splash each other. I love that they are close in age. It is a handful going out to eat and to Dr appointments so invest in a double stroller. It will be the best thing you ever bought! Just had both boys appointments today and pushing one and carrying the other was killing me. Working on getting my 2 year old used to the toddler bed so my 6 month old can move to his crib so they can share a room so I can get the pack-n-play out of my room. Mom and Dad need there room back lol. Best of luck to you :)

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I have 4 boys the eldest two are 19 months apart and they mostly dont get on at all the first fight started when the youngest started grabbing hair and its just got worse from there lol.

Alex - posted on 04/19/2011




i have a 3 yr old boy and a 11month old, they love to play together, they love each other so much, but sometimes my 11 month old get annoyed with my 3 yr because he wont leave him alone. but so far they are pretty close, they love doing everything together

Liz - posted on 04/19/2011




I have 3 boys. My oldest is 4 years, 4 months, my second is 2 years, 9 months, and my youngest is 16 months old. My first and second have totally different personalities, and they constantly clash. But, my oldest is a great helper to me and a really good big brother - when they're babies. My youngest for the most part keeps to himself, but he can put up a fight if his brothers are irritating him. There are times when they play great together, but mostly they annoy one another. I think it really depends on their personalities though. My sister-in-law has 3 boys as well who are closer in age than mine and they all get along great.

Louise - posted on 04/19/2011




I had two boys 24 months apart and they fought like cat and dog until they were about 10. It is a boy thing to play rough and tumble all the time. So brace yourself you are in for a very male orientated house for the next few years. Cars, wrestling, motorbikes and monster trucks. I remember it well!

Theresa - posted on 04/19/2011




My brother and sis in law have 2 boys that are 22 months apart. They are now 9 1/2 and almost 8. Like typical siblings sometimes they get along really well, other times they fight. I think that's just the way siblings are no matter how close or spread out they are.

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