When to start planning for a second child?

Abbey - posted on 07/03/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son just turned 1 in June and at his 1 year check-up the Dr. asked if we were planning on having another baby anytime soon. I hadn't really thought about it until he asked me and now my husband and I are trying to agree on a good age difference for our kids. We know we want at least 1 more baby, but aren't sure of when to start planning for baby #2. Any thoughts?

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Erin - posted on 07/04/2010

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For me I'm waiting a while, if ever. Some say it's good to have one right after the other because then they're playmates for each other. I'm waiting a while because I want to enjoy my son while he's little and so he has me all to himself for a while. In the end the answer to that question is different for everyone. Every ones situation is different.

ALEXIA - posted on 07/03/2010

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my daughter and son are 2 years and 11 days apart and it works really well. when my son was first born it was difficult..but now it is perfect! they play so well together:) i would say 3 years apart would be best, just bc it is easier the older bc they are more independent! hope this helps!

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