Wanting second child, would love to hear about other mums and dads experiences.

Amy - posted on 03/21/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi, I currently have a beautiful 10 month old son called jack and i would love to havae another one. I would love to hear of any experiences whether they are good or bad, And with the strain of having two young children, financial strain, whether my son will feel left out i would love to know everything!

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Michelle - posted on 03/22/2013

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Well I have 3 children (11.5, 9 and 3) and I found it great with the 2 older ones being close but not too close in age. The older one was more independent when the 2nd one was born and loved to help me with him. Being 2.5 years apart was good with them.

Having a bigger age gap between 2 and 3 was interesting. I had just got my life back with both boys in school full time and then went backwards into sleepless nights and nappies again. The boys do help out a lot and they are very self sufficient now as well. They make their own lunches for school etc. It meant that I could enjoy the time with my daughter as a newborn and baby without having to entertain a toddler as well.

There are pros and cons to having them close or having a bigger gap. It depends on if you want to get the younger year out of they way quicker or don't mind dragging it on for a few years more.

I should say that my 3rd child is from my 2nd marriage and that's why I have the big age gap.

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