When does everyone think is the best time to have another child if my baby is 8 months old

Stacey - posted on 05/09/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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if my Daughter is 8 months old when is the best time to have another one i have been told have them close together but what would everyone do

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Jen - posted on 05/12/2010

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having them close together isn't for the weak let me tell ya! I have 3 kids. A boy almost 4, and 2 girls 2 1/2 and 6 mos. When its good its good, when its bad...its really bad. as long as you have a really great support system, and aren't afraid to ask for help and give up everything from sleep to sanity to sex, then I think, the closer the better. I hope my kids will agree......lol. And besides, they will always have each other and be able to relate to each other since they will experience almost everything together. and we'll be young enough to enjoy them...and its done..I have my body back and will never give it up again. but somedays I wish I'd waited a bit longer to try again....chaos is consuming.

Louise - posted on 05/12/2010

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i fell pregnant with my second when my first was just 10 weeks. me and my husband wanted them as close together as possible. there is 11 1/2 months between them. i then fell pregnant 12 weeks later again by choice and my third was born the day before my son turned one. it was hard work at first but they al play happily together and now our 3rd is 16 months we are expecting again. but everyone is different and you will know when you are ready to have another baby.

Shaunetta - posted on 05/11/2010

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i wanted another one.. but my fiancee thinks we should wait. my daughter is 2 and his son is 3... they say u should have them close but somtimes its hard. my 19yr old sister had hers close and its hard for her buying diapers for two kids.. but my 20 yr old sister had hers two years apart and she say its easyer cause the oldest can help.

Jamie - posted on 05/10/2010

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me personally i would wait till the oldest is potty trained and off the bottle it makes it easier

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im 17 weeks pregnant, and have a 10 month old. so they'll be about 16 months apart when the next is born. ive heard good and bad from both sides, but a lot of people say if the babies are under 18 months apart, theres minimal jealousy from the older (not sure if its true though), and when you have babies really close together the first couple months are hard, but they said its easier after that. but after everything, its up to you and your husband...

Emma - posted on 05/10/2010

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Well i fell pregnant with our second when our first was 6 months old, it was hectic at first but now they are 2 and 3 and wow they are best bud's they always have each other to play with.

Monica - posted on 05/09/2010

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i'd wait until your first will be out of diapers for sure!!! My kids are 2 years 4 months apart and it's close enough for me!! The older one was old enough to understand what was happening, why i couldn't carry him around anymore and so on, and was able to be involved in the birth of his little sister!! And now my daughter is still the baby 18 months and they love to play together!!!

Kristy - posted on 05/09/2010

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Most doctors say that it takes two years for your body to go back to normal after having a baby. I always wanted kids two years apart and my first son was a year and a half old when I got pregnant with my second. Sometimes they play great and sometimes they fight but I never wanted kids too far apart. I would wait until your daughter is at least a year before you start trying. I have a twin sister and a sister who is 4 years younger and I value both. I always got to take care of my little sister and loved being her "little mother". But I also had a twin and it was nice always having a friend and the closer in age the more siblings have in common... friends, interests, ect. It's really up to you and when you feel ready for another! Good Luck!

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It depends on how you feel, my boyfriend and I just decided to start trying again and our little one is 15 months old. Which would put the kids about 2 years apart, which is the age gap that I like, my sister and I are just over 2 years apart and it was great growing up with her.

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