What kind of age gap is suitable

Tegan - posted on 04/22/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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what do you think is a good age gap between children

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Tegan - posted on 04/23/2009

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aww thanks guys its just so hard my hubby wants another baby so bad and i really do to but i am just scared of what to expect ,,, i know every child is different and thats why i'm scared because zavier is the best baby ever he has no trouble with sleeping ,eating he can play by himself he is the perfect baby never cries (unless he has hurt himself) and will let me sleep in by playing quietly in his cot even my labor was perfect and im scared if i have another baby everything wont be as good as this and i wont be able to deal with him/her well u know what i mean i wont know what to do ,,,,,,,, im just SCARED aarrrhhhhh

Felicity - posted on 04/23/2009

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there is 3 years 2 month between my two and they get on really well. i think that between 2 and four years is about right as they will still be close enough to play together but you wont have 2 babies.

Lianne - posted on 04/23/2009

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I dont think there is a right or wrong answer to that....all kids react differently my kids are 2 and 6 months and my 6month old adores he big brother in fact she cries when he leaves, but visa versa he loves her and he's never been jealous.

Rebecca - posted on 04/23/2009

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Tegan I think that as soon as you start thinking "I want another baby" you are ready!!!! You can handle anything that gets thrown at you when you're a mum, GO FOR IT and the terrible twos dont last that long if they happen at all, my daughter didnt seem to have a "terrible" stage. Good luck!

Bronwyn - posted on 04/23/2009

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I don't think you want 2 kiddies going through the terrible two's at the same time and as Brittney said you dont want their age difference to be too far apart that they are unable to play and learn together.

Tegan - posted on 04/23/2009

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thanks guys you have all been so helpful,,
i just wasn't sure what i would be getting myself into hehe but i guess u have talked me into it lol well thanks again xx

Bronwyn - posted on 04/23/2009

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Got to be after the terrible two's but not more than 5 years apart, so I'm sticking with age gap of 3-4 years.

Rhiannon - posted on 04/23/2009

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Mine will be 14 months when I have this baby. Honestly, I think that as they get older, that gap will be alot better than when bub is first born and I have two BABIES! I am scared of the first few years!

Rebecca - posted on 04/23/2009

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my daughter is 4 and my son is 3 months which is great right now but i would have liked the age gap to have been a little shorter for thier sake when they are older. I know i enjoyed having siblings close in age growing up because i could talk to them about things i didnt want to talk to my parents about especially in our Teen years!! And we went through the same stages at roughly the same time when we were younger so not 1 of us was too old or too young to do what the others wanted to do.

Natasha - posted on 04/23/2009

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Hey my two are 2 and a half years apart i think that is a pretty good age gap. But really it up to you when you feel you are comfortable to handle another baby. As long as you feel ready it should be fine.

Sarah - posted on 04/22/2009

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yeah round 20 months to two years is a good gap

anita and alesha are 2 years 3 mouths a part and alesha and ashley are 22 months a part and they get along really well

my borther and sister were 15 months a part and they are competing all the time

so its really up to u and what happends :)

Alanna - posted on 04/22/2009

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My son and daughter are 4 1/2 years apart and my opinion is that is a little too much of a gap, my son is 4 months and Ijust found out in a month pregnant, and I think that is DEFINATELY not enough of a gap!! lol. I agree with the two to three years gap :)

Brittany - posted on 04/22/2009

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two to three years i think... their still in same age gap to play with each other but far enough to so that younger can learn from the older.

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