Best age gap between births?

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Misty posted this 16 November 2018

How long should I wait before having second child?

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Margaret posted this 18 December 2019

I think it depends. I'm close with my sister and we're 10 years apart! My kids will be 3 years apart once the second comes.

sophia posted this 18 December 2019

Almost or around 2 years is a good gap.

Annie posted this 18 December 2019

I like the two-year gap, personally. My siblings and I were all two years apart and we were very close (and still are!). Our two are almost exactly two years apart and my oldest LOVES the baby. She is always trying to help and it is already such a sweet relationship. It will be even more fun once they are old enough to play together. I think three years is fun, too. We have friends with that age gap in their kids, and they are also very close.

Lorna posted this 17 December 2019

I think whatever works for you works. Also, why add stress to the entire process and possibility. Of course it's nice if they can play together but at any age they will figure it out. Listen to your body and see what works out. 

Dona posted this 15 April 2019

We waited just under 2 years before having our second child. Truly believe 2-3 years is best for keeping the kids close.

Megan posted this 15 April 2019

I think this is dependent on when it happens for you.  And planning isn't always going to happen exactly as you want it (although sometimes it does).  For us, we did not think we would be able to get pregnant again.  Our first took us 5 years and we started trying again 3 years after but with no luck.  We just decided that if it happened great and you know what, we just had our baby boy in sept 5 years and 2 months after our first.  And of course, I think it is the best timing because our first can get her own snack, go to the bathroom on her own get dressed etc....I am not sure I would have been able to handle a 2-3-year-old and a newborn!  But again, to each, their own and your situation will work out the best for you.

Ann posted this 26 March 2019

We had six years between.. if I could do it over again I would have them closer together.

Rachael posted this 25 March 2019

I feel like this is another when where "when it's right, you'll know." If you feel uneasy thinking about it, maybe it's not the right time yet. I know no one ever feels ready or prepared completely, but I think you just get to the point when it feels like the right time!

Krista posted this 24 March 2019

I don't think there is a set ideal age gap between siblings. It all depends on your family and health. Sometimes the first pregnancy is a doozy and you need a little longer to recover. Some other mamas may have had an easier time and feel ready to hop back in the saddle with another baby a few months out. For me, back to back babies isn't ideal. I like having time to heal and bond with a firstborn. Plus, two kids in diapers sounds horrific!!!

Destiny posted this 21 March 2019

My ideal age gap between siblings was 2 years but we are going on year 2 now and we don't plan on having our second for another year or 2. life takes you, so I  say go with the flow and when it happens , it happens and its always a blessing! 

loren posted this 21 March 2019

I would agree with the majority! I think the best age gap between children is 2-4 years!

Reba posted this 21 March 2019

The best age gap between children in my opinion is 2-3 years. I think having kids close in age is great. They can play together, they share together, they do everything together. If they are too far apart, they may not have much to share. I think it all depends on how you prefer things as a mom. Sometimes it may be easier to get it all out of the way. 

Rebekah posted this 20 March 2019

I think the ideal age gap between siblings for us is 4 years. The little one is potty trained and out of diapers. Independent enough to help with the new baby yet they can still have things in common once they get a little older. 

Yasmin posted this 20 March 2019

I think the best age gap between children is 2-3 years!

Rachel posted this 20 March 2019

I think the best age gap between children is 2 years. I get the whole too close in age thing. It depends on the kids too. My brothers and I are way far apart in age. We never argued or fought. My kids are 3 years apart and they fight all the time! 😂 

Laila posted this 19 March 2019

ideal age gap between siblings has always been 1-2 years for my husband and I. he wants a big family and I want to get it out the way!

lauren posted this 19 March 2019

My ideal age gap between siblings is 4 years. maybe even push it o 5. I need a break and I think that's a good big sister or bother age!

Jessica posted this 18 March 2019

We just had our baby a year ago and our ideal age gap between siblings has always been 3-4 years so we are aiming for another one in 2 years!

Alaysia posted this 14 March 2019

if we deicide to have another one, I'm not to stressed over the age gap  between siblings. My brothers and I were 5 years apart so I'm use to a house hold with older brothers and having a big age gaps between us all. we were and are still very close so it never made a difference. 

Shaunice posted this 13 March 2019

ideal age gap between siblings is to just have twins and knock it out all at once! don't you wish you can choose the sex! I think 5-6 years gap is nice! 

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