Is having a baby at 22 too young?

Tiisetso - posted on 04/21/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )




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Gena - posted on 04/22/2014




Lol, Jodi i agree with the men in their early 20s not being so mature..thats why i have a much older husband. I had my son when i was 21,he was totaly planned and it was the right age for me and my husband.It is very young but if you want to do it you can.I knew when we have a child there will be no more going out like we did befor,and i personally love being a young wife and mom.

Jodi - posted on 04/22/2014




Personally, I think it is too young to make a major commitment like that, and I wouldn't recommend to my children that they did so. However, if they made the choice to do it, having thought it through very hard, I would be supportive of them. Why do I think it is too young? Because in most cases, the brains of people in their early 20s are still growing and maturing (in particular young men). Often what happens is you have a mother who is ready to have a baby but a father who is only agreeing because he is pressured into it or feels he should in some way, but actually isn't really ready to cope with what the commitment brings.

I married the first time at 23, and I believe we were both too young. Another couple of years and our decisions would have been totally different. We all change so much in our early 20s. I've seen it too often.

However, having said that, I have also seen it work for people really well too. I just think the odds of it not working are pretty high. But it comes down to the individuals involved.

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