when is the best time to have another baby

Xicara - posted on 11/15/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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When is the best time to have another baby? My son is now 19 months old and Im ready for another child but when Iask him he tells me no he dont want a baby brother or sister. I dont want to make him feel like he is being pushed aside... What should I do?

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Xicara - posted on 11/16/2011

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Thank you all. For helping me my husband and I are ready. We want them to be about 2 years apart.

Bonnie - posted on 11/16/2011

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It's nice to include your children and find out what they think, but really it is up to you and your husband. Kids adjust, especially smaller kids. He has had just you and his daddy for the past 19 months. That's one reason right there as to why he may not want any siblings, but he will be fine.

Most doctors recommend waiting at least 18 months from your previous birth, but it is up to you on when you are truly ready. Do you want them to be close in age? Would you prefer to have the first one out of diapers and in school? Those are some things you can ask yourself. There is no real right time, just your comfort level.

Sherri - posted on 11/15/2011

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I am trying to help out really my opinion is it is whenever your husband and you are ready. Your son will adjust no matter when that time is but he is a baby and really doesn't understand what it all means even though you think he may. He may know what a baby is but not what it means to have a sibling at such a young age.

Xicara - posted on 11/15/2011

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I know it's not up to my son but I feel he has a say in what goes on in the family. He knows what I mean he is very advanced. My husband and I are ready I just wanted some advice so thanks slot for helping out

Morgan - posted on 11/15/2011

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I agree with Sherri and IMO the longer you wait the harder it will be for him to adjust, its totally up to you and your hubby on when you are ready. My husband and I wanted 2 years between our children my daughter is 22 month old and I am 17 weeks pregnant :) good luck!

Sherri - posted on 11/15/2011

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It is best when you and your husband are ready. Sorry but why are you asking your son, he really has no say in this decision.

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