Anyone have 3 children close in age or thinking about it?

Charlene - posted on 08/15/2010 ( 94 moms have responded )

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i was just wondering if anyone has or thinking about 3 children close in age, we were thinking of when to have another we have a 2 yr old and a 8 month old and would like another child, my son loves his baby sister sooo much



how do you find having 3 children?

how old are they?



thank you x

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Kelly - posted on 08/21/2010

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I have four kids....ages 7,6,4,and 3. The oldest was 3.5 yrs when number four was born....no twins in there! It's kind of crazy at first, but they are all so close and comoassionate towards each other that it's worth it. I will say, they don't know what to do without each other, so it's hard to split them up at times; like going to school etc. It also gets easier everyday and they entertain each other and play together better everyday. They definately know how to share, and I wouldn't change a thing! Good luck

Kristina - posted on 08/21/2010

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I really think it depends on you. I had our three girls within 4 years. We are now due with our son and my third daughter is 2 1/2. I think having a new baby when your youngest is between 2 and 2 1/2 is perfect. When I found out I was pregnant with our third, my second was 9 months old and I was too sick and tired to enjoy her. Then, when the baby came...well, she wasn't the baby anymore even though she was only 18 months old. I felt I lost precious time with her. For me, taking my time and enjoying those first 2 years of a child's life without the distraction of another baby is the way to go.

Angela - posted on 08/20/2010

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Well I have 4 children and I am 20 weeks pregnant. There ages are 7, 5, 21 months all boys and the I have a 10 month old daughter. Every time I have found out I was pregnant I was really happy but then as u do I got that thought in the back of my mind going Omg how am I going to do this? All I can say is that besides having one more bum to change or another night feed it is no different having them close or years apart. Like everything else in life u just have to deal with everyday as it comes. I know that I wouldn't change it. My kids are my world.

Heather - posted on 08/20/2010

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I have two boys 2 and almost 1 and just found out I'm expecting! We are super excited! :) I have enjoyed having my two close together and was happy to get pregnant a third time. I LOVE that they will be so close growing up and can be best friends! My husband and I want to have four close in age and then be done. This way they go through the same "stages of life" together. And I'm young so I'll be done having babies before my thirties! Good luck!

Sabrina - posted on 08/18/2010

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i have three,10 and 9 and 7 and honestly going from one to 2 was way more work then bringing the 3rd one home...she just came right into the routine of things...waiting long is like starting over in a way..once the diapers are over do you really want to start again?LOL

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Celia - posted on 08/20/2010

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My three youngest are 4yrs &4 mo,3yrs&5 mo,and 2yrs old.Its hard having them so close together because of the cost of pampers,formula and all that good baby stuff.But at the same time its nice, there so attached to each other. I like it because they have each other to grow with.And with each new bay you all ready no what to do, I think it gets easier. I also like it because when they start school they will be all just 1 year after each other.You no so they wont be alone.Every bodys different though it all depends on you. If you have the finances,have the extra time for your kids and have lots of patience then i would say go for it.Having children is a wonderful blessing.

Myetta - posted on 08/20/2010

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I have 4 kids the only boy is 7, the oldest girl will be 5 in September, a 2 y.o and a 4 month old.

Emma - posted on 08/20/2010

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i had my 3 all under 2 and a half, they are so close. The first 2 are 12 months apart and the middle and last are 17 months apart

Katrina - posted on 08/20/2010

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Well I have 2 boys and a girl ones almost 4yrs and almost 2 yrs and 4mnths I'm also a single mom and it's hard some day but you can always handle them just have a good rutine otherwise I'd never get things done

Nicole - posted on 08/20/2010

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i have three lil boys 4,2,1 they are all 22 months apart from the next! so my first son 4 is 22 months older then my second son whom is 2 going on three and he is also 22 months older then my youngest who just turned 1

Melanie - posted on 08/20/2010

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I have a girl and two boys. They are 11, 9, and 7. I wouldn't trade them for the world. No matter what mischief they can get up to.

Amber - posted on 08/20/2010

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i love having all 3 of my kids 2 of them are mine and the third is my step son and they r 4 and 3 and 7 months

Trisha - posted on 08/20/2010

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I have 4 their ages are 12,8,6,5. I love them to death but they are a handful. They are constantly running, playing, fighting, arguing, and helping. It is constant running trying to keep up so keep your energy level up and prepare. keep a scheduale because once they are off it gets crazy. They love to love each other and love to fight with each other. They are close because of there ages but they also think they have to fight for attention and alone time. My older child helps but she gets frusterated because she feels her time is spent on her younger brothers instead of herself. It creates problems. I would not do anything different then I have but some times I wish I had a vacation. Good luck.

Christin - posted on 08/20/2010

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my three are 4.5yr old, 3yr old, and 8mon. My oldest two are like twins, they do everything together.

Amber - posted on 08/20/2010

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I am glad to see I am not the only one in this situation. I have a daughter who will be three in october and another daughter who will be two in dec and we are expecting our son to be born early january. I know it will be hectic and extremely full time as it has been with my two daughers but we are still excited to have another baby so close in age to his siblings. They have playmates at home and a lot of things in common.

Andrea - posted on 08/20/2010

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i have three kids 5 and twins that will be 3 in october . i love them but it can be really stressful at time but its always rewarding tgo see them learn and grow and see how they play with each other and some days not so much i wouldn't trade it for the world

Laura - posted on 08/20/2010

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I have 3 children. My oldest is a girl and she is 5. Then I have 2 boys, ages 2 and 3. I have never regretted having my boys close together. They are 14 months apart. When my youngest was born, it was hard at first for my middle one, but he has adjusted so well and is so protective of his little brother. I think it is better to have children close in age that way they can grow up and play together and have more in common. Good luck.

Stephanie - posted on 08/20/2010

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I have a 4 year old and 2 1/2 year old and a 10 month old and I LOVE it!We are actually throwing around the idea of adding one more to the mix...for the most part they play awesome together.When they are close in age they have a lot in common!

Antoinette - posted on 08/20/2010

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I have three little ones. My oldest, Sammy is 4, Ben is 3 and our little sweetie Isabella is 11mo. It can be stressful at times but I love it! The most difficult thing is when they all need something from you at the same time. I do enjoy having them so close together because they play together so well. And the boys absolutly love their sister. I say go for it!

Stacy - posted on 08/20/2010

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I have a 7, 2, and 1 year old. My oldest is a big help to me. He keeps the two youngest playing while I'm trying to do things like dinner or laundry. We have our moments when they all want something but otherwise its not bad. My biggest problem is two in diapers. ugh! I am trying to fix that right now though with my middle one and potty training! yay

Amber - posted on 08/20/2010

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I have 3 children pretty close in age. They are 5, 4, and 2. I think it's difficult at times, but they always have a playmate and they usually have similar interests because they are around the same age. There is some fighting, but usually they love each other constantly. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Jessica - posted on 08/20/2010

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I have 4 kids. I have twins that are 7, a little boy who is 3 1/2,and a baby girl who is 8 months. I had them all three years apart and im glad i did. They keep me on my toes. They all help with the baby, sometimes to much. Im happy i had them somewhat close together.

Danielle - posted on 08/20/2010

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I have three girls; they are 3 (almost 4), 2 and 1. I can't say that it is a challenge, I love having them close in age. We get to enjoy doing a lot of the same activities together and the girls are like best friends. Ok...so they have their moments, but what sister doesnt? I say go for it and congrats!

Tamarah - posted on 08/20/2010

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I have four ages 4,3,1,and a newborn the older ones are boys and the baby is my only girl they are so happy to be around her they love her soooo much.

Tosha - posted on 08/20/2010

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I have 2boys and one girl. Ages 7,6, and 4(almost 5). They are a joy, but can be quite a handful. My two oldest children get along well and the middle(girl) and the baby get along well. But the two boys argue a lot. I think they are just enough age difference that they fight all the time. The oldest picks on the baby and the baby cries and fusses all the time because of him. The third child is sometimes the odd man out(or atleast one child is) Two is very easy compared to three and if we ever have company and there is another child, four usually makes things better because everyone has a playmate. you are finished. Now that mine are older, it makes going places a lot easier. I do not have to pack up everything but the kitcken sink. I keep extras stuff in the car so I have it, but no diaper bag. One benefit is that when you are finished with diapers, bottles, etc, you are finished!! There are good and hard things to having 3 kids so close together. Of course it is your choice, if you want a big family. It may be best to wait til your little ones are a little older, to help, be in school, etc. or wait a while and then have 2 more close in age like the first two. Either way they are a joy and a blessing. Good Luck!

Amber - posted on 08/19/2010

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I have three girls=) They are 6,5, and almost 2 year olds. OIY VEY let me tell ya, it's hard for me. My problem is my oldest when I had her I had time to teach her the ABC thing and spelled words with her and was more involved with her. I still worked but I had the time with her when I got home. Then my middle girl comes 15 months later and all hell breaks loos and there goes any time to teach the letter thing. Then my third girl came 4 years later and it was very hard to keep up with demand from the two very different daughters, the new baby, Hubby cant forget him, and then work if you have to work. I wanted to try for the boy, but I know we're better off not doing so. I do miss being pregnant, maybe not the getting sick part but everything after that. Even all the pain I had from my c-sections. But there's no time for him if we were able=(

Heather - posted on 08/19/2010

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I have 3 children. My daughter is 6 and my boys are 4 and almost 3. I found that it was easier with my first two, but don't regret my youngest at all. It is more strenuous but so worth it. My boys are the best of friends and still get on eachothers nerves at times. I think the hardest part is that my daughter was happy with it just being her and her brothers but now is "requesting" that we have another little girl so she can have someone to play with! I agree that the absolute hardest part is spending quality time with each one of the children, someone generally feels left out.

Tenille - posted on 08/19/2010

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I have 3 boys, 4, 2 and 4 months. They are almost exactly 2 years apart. I think that is a good spacing. We tried to have #2 and #3 close to 18 months apart, but it just didn't happen. The two older boys play really well together (most of the time), which lets me spend some time with the baby. There are rough days of course, but that happens with just two also. I will say that the transition from 1 to 2 was harder than 2 to 3. Good luck with your decision!

Misty - posted on 08/19/2010

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I have 3 kids. They are 6, 3 and 3 months. I think having them spread out the way I do is so much easier then so close together. I didn't have to worry about 2 kids in diapers at the same time. I wanted to make sure that my babies each got to be the baby while they were babies. Instead of making them grow up faster then they should have to because of having a new baby. My two older ones play so well together and they are so helpful with the new baby. They love him so much. I think it is so much easier to have them spread out a little. Just because its so much easier on you.

Renee - posted on 08/19/2010

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Hey there i have had my fourth child 5 weeks ago, all my boys are between 17months and 20 months apart.. people think im crazy but the boys actually amuse themselves really well and they love the new edtion.. just go fro it

Amanda - posted on 08/19/2010

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My brother has 3 kids. They are actually 3 yrs, 2 yrs, and 1 yr. I watch them during the day for him plus my daughter. It gets stressful sometimes. but its mostly because of jealously. But I think its great for them to be so close to each other. they're always teaching each other things.

Tracy - posted on 08/19/2010

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I have 4 that are close in age. ages 4, 3, 22months and 8 weeks. It's a handful but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Brenda - posted on 08/19/2010

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I have 2 kids (5 yearold girl and a 3 almost 4 year old son) and I wanted my kids to be close in age, but I thought about the late night feedings and diaper changes that they or the other was gonna be going through at just about the same time. I would have been too exhausted and frustrated for anything or anybody else in my life encluding my husband. I have to say I'm glad I waited about a year before I got pregnant the second time. Time enough for my daughter to do a little more for herself and start potty training and be done before my son was born.

Megan - posted on 08/19/2010

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Between my partner and myself we have three boys aged 2 yrs 2months, 2 yrs 6 months and 3 yrs 9 months and are expecting our 4th child between us atm, the days we have them all can be a bit tiring and I know that as we don't have them full-time it isn't quite the same but having them all sso close together helps to keep them occcupied, they play with each other and their social skills ( i believe) have progressed alot faster because they will have each other to learn how to share and play with.

Marie - posted on 08/19/2010

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I have 4 children close in age. My daughter is 5, a 3 year old son, and twin 18 month old boys. I'll say some days it's very hard, but it's the same way with just 1. I'm very happy, and they all love each other so much (most of the time, lol).

Melinda - posted on 08/19/2010

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i have a 2year old a one year old and a two month old and it is HARD but its fun at the same time...Im not going to lie though you wont have a life other than your childrens!

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I have three kids that are 11,10,and 9. They are 11 months apart and it seems to work for us. It was job to keep track of everyone and of course who could forget the amounts of diapers we brought, changed and repeat. It nice that are this close because with my boys they will play with each other and their sister. It can be cacotic, but it's worth it I bid you Good Luck

Helen - posted on 08/19/2010

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i have 2 girls alina is 2 and half and kayla is 18 month we would like one more but i think we are going to have one when thay are cumming up 4 and 3 in age. i would have another now so would of had 3 close to gether.

Rebekah - posted on 08/19/2010

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Hello, I have 3 children, ages 1, 3, and 5! all about 2 years apart! Let me tell you there is never a dull moment, Some days are a little rough, some days are just grand! Couldn't imagine my self with out them! The only thing that drags is when ever you get family passes or tickets to somewhere special its always for a family of four not five! Good luck !

Liz - posted on 08/19/2010

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I have three kids. My b/g twins are two years old, and I have a son who will be two months old on September 12th.

It is difficult at times having the three kids so close in age, especally since my twins are not potty trained yet, and we have three kids in diapers. Also at times it is trying because I am a stay at home mom and have the three kids by myself during the day while my husband is at work.

But all that aside I wouldn't have it any other way. I love having my kids close in age, even though it was a big surprise. I was on the pill when we conceived our youngest, but once we got over the shock we wouldn't have had it any other way. I'm looking forward to when the three can all play together.

Danielle - posted on 08/19/2010

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i have three children one turned three in may my middle will be 2 oct 24 and my youngest will be 1 oct 1 i love it its crazy and hectic at times but well worth it. i don't have a job cause child care cost is way to much. but im lucky my husband has a good job or that would be different. i want more in the furute to i loooove having all my babies and they all are so different witch makes it enjoyable too new things everyday!

Jennifer - posted on 08/19/2010

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I have 3 kids. Two boys and a girl. They are 5, almost 4 and almost 2. They play well and love each other so much. I would definetly recommend to have them close in age. We have few jealousy issues but they take care of each other and keep themselves busy. Its wonderful. Good luck.

Nicole - posted on 08/19/2010

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U shld go 4 it. I figure the earlier u have em the faster ur body will bounce back. I've got 1 daughter that's almost a yr old & we wld luvvvv 2 add more. Personally I wld luvvvv 3 or 4 children. Life is too short, just do what ur heart wants.

Kimberly - posted on 08/19/2010

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I have three sons 8, 7, and 4 1/2 I think its been a great experiance, when they were younger it took a bit to balance thingsand make everyone feel involved and important. as their growing most days their happy to be together and help each other without an issue. for our family its been great to have them close in age.

Priscilla - posted on 08/19/2010

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I have 3 2yr old , a 4 yr old, a 7 yr old and a 12 yr old. In my experience its easy to have them close and they get along much better. my 12 and 7 fight more than my 2 and 4 yr old does. But if u are not up for challengence and noise then dont do it so close together.

Cindy - posted on 08/19/2010

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I have 3 kids that are 5,4,&3. Having them so close has its ups and downs but there is never a dull moment

Amber - posted on 08/19/2010

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I have 3 boys that are 4,2 and 4 months and it's very tough at times but, I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Eryn - posted on 08/19/2010

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come november i will have 3 kids. there is 16 months between the first 2 n then 21 months will be between my 2nd n 3rd. my eldest is almost 3 n my 2nd is 18 months. there is nothing wrong with having kids so close together cos it gives them a playmate even when theyre home. downside for me is the car full of carseats n strollers! if having another baby is what you want go for it!!

Nicola - posted on 08/19/2010

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Well I think I can beat everybody... I have 2 boys atm one's 15 months the other is 7months and I've just discovered im preg again with baby (with luck of God) due in March!! So that means from end of march to mid May i'l have 3 babies 1 and under!! I went early with my first 2, both were planned but this new addition wasn't planned and we're both scared out of our wits that it'l come early too...The fact that I love my 2 boys soooo much and that they're great makes it a bit easier to get my head around but it will be some challenge.. put yourself in my shoes and just think how much easier it'l be on you :) lol! Btw we were being v careful.. but these things happen!

Juliet - posted on 08/19/2010

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Hi, one of my very good friends has 2 sets of twins, and they're 20months apart. They're now 1 and turning 3 in a few months. Yes it is more work, but she has a really good routine wich helps. The only thing that is a bit tricky, is trying to get out.

Lucille - posted on 08/19/2010

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Goodday Charlene



I have a son of 4 and a Daughter of 2 and I really want another baby I can only have one only beacuse sesection only allows three cuts. But my problem is I am only 23 years old my son was born when I was 19 and my baby girl was deliverd 9 months after my wedding LOL I am Scared what my family and friends will think of me. I believe 3 kids is a blessing yes maby handful and when they take a nap can get something done but if you really want one and be able to give him/her all he love you can then why not, I believe kids close to age is the best the get alone better that is my opinion. Have a nice day

Katie - posted on 08/18/2010

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I have 3 children ages 5, 2, and 10 months. Most days I am ready for them to take a nap so I can get something done. I do love my babies but you get tired after a while. My baby girl will be 1 on October 1. She is standing now and will be walking soon. Three is definitely a handful.

Emili - posted on 08/18/2010

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i have 4 kids. (7, 6, 4, and 1 1/2)
going from two to three was the hardest, but then again i'm a single mom. it seemed to be much easier with 3 years between my son and youngest daughter. good luck!

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