When is it too early to have you second child?

Amber - posted on 08/26/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )




My daughter is 5 months old and I want 3 kids and i want them to be close in age. Me and my husband would like to start trying again when Sophie is 12 months or a little after that. So when is it to early to start trying?


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User - posted on 08/27/2009




I agree with everyone else in that it's never too early. We started trying for our second child when my first was three weeks old. I was breastfeeding so I didn't get pregnant for a while. There is a 19 month age gap between my two and they get on so well that I would nt change it for the world.

I think a professional would probably say leave it a year so your body can have a break.

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this is totally up to you and your husband. you need to think about if you will be able to cope with two or three young children. if having them so close together is it going ot put a strain on your relationship with your husband, your first born? good luck.

Tara - posted on 08/26/2009




It is never to early. my 2 oldest children are only 16 months a part. when my daughter was 7 months old I found out we were expecting baby number 2. I just wish I could have had my third child close to them but I was not lucky enough and had problems. She my daughter was 4 and my oldest son was 3 when the new baby came. They are all now 11,10 and 7

Peta - posted on 08/26/2009




My sister will have only 15mths between her two kids. I see nothing wrong with having them close. Am thinking of doing the same. I also went to school with two sisters who were only 10mths apart in age. This I think may be a little close :) I say, as long as your body can cope with it, then go for it!!

Betty - posted on 08/26/2009




My brother and I are only 11 1/2 months apart. It's really your call. It's never too soon for a second baby. As long as you have a loving home for them, have as many as you want as close in age as you want.

Christina - posted on 08/26/2009




I have two little girls and if you want in till she is one and then start trying again. you also might want to check with your dr. and see if everything is ok before you start trying
just to make sure your body is ok.

Stefanie - posted on 08/26/2009




It's never too early to have another baby. My husband and I don't use birth control. We allow God to determine when we get pregnant. When my oldest was 8 months old we got pregnant with #2 and they are 17 months apart. They have an awesome relationship! I got pregnant for a 3rd time when my 2nd child was 16 months old but lost that baby. My 4th pregnancy (3rd child) came 2 months later. So my kids are 4, 2 1/2 and almost 4 months. I LOVE having them all so close in age.

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