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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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Palomita posted this 16 November 2018

I think after two years is idle. The body is healed from the previous birth, and the child is a little independent. And the siblings can play together easily.

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Kate posted this 18 November 2018

I agree - two years is pretty much perfect!

Ky posted this 18 November 2018

I personally didn’t want kids to begin with but now that i’m pregnant I dont think i’ll ever stop having kids ahahah! I may be crazy but personally I want a pretty big gap between pregnancy. My husband and I have both agreed on 5 years apart, that may seem ridiculous but oh well. 

Ashely posted this 18 November 2018

I think I want my babies to be two years apart. 

Kylie posted this 18 November 2018

I would like for my babies to be a year or two apart but knowing my luck it’ll probably be sooner haha!

JC posted this 18 November 2018

one or two years apart is good!

Misty posted this 25 November 2018

My 3 kids are each 4 years apart and this gap works perfectly for our family.

Sandy posted this 26 November 2018

I've always heard two years apart as well

briana posted this 29 November 2018

If you want more kids I would do 2-4 years!

April posted this 30 November 2018

I think a lot of people do 2-3 years. Mine are exactly 2.5 years. For me the positives were still fairly close in age, my first was just about potty trained.. so a little less diaper duty, he understood certain things to be helpful and gentle... not to say there isn't some jealousy.

Jane posted this 17 January 2019

I think 2  - 3 years is ideal! Your kids can play together and also you'll have a little less work because the older kid will be a little more independent


Erin posted this 25 February 2019

Well, in my opinion, the best age gap between siblings is 1.5 to 2.5 years. They are still close enough where they can play together but far enough that the stages are different. 3 years even works in a pinch 😉 

ANTONIA posted this 04 March 2019

I waited 7 years , but my next ones I wanted them to be a year apart but no lucky so far so guess they will be two years apart. It will be a lot easier since she is now walking .

Nicole posted this 04 March 2019

My sister is 4 years older and my brother is 5 years younger. I personally wish there was a 2 year gap between my oldest sibling and I because I think it would have made school a little easier. By the time I started high school, my sister had already graduated. 

Casey posted this 05 March 2019

4 years is a great gap! The oldest was potty trained and could care for them selves on the big hitters, but still young enough that they could play and be friends. 

Ruth posted this 06 March 2019

18 months to 2 years is a great gap. Just enough time to have similar interests, but far enough apart that they can be their own people. I do have cousins that are 11 months apart and they absolutely love it... but that is WAY too close in my opinion. I would not want to have babies that close. 

Blake posted this 06 March 2019

I think 2 years is a good gap! I think a lot of people forget that if you have kids too close in age they sometimes fight a lot! I have 2 brothers. 1 brother is one year older and the other is 2 years older. My brother (one who is 1 year older) and I fought constantly and still don't get along very well haha. I personally think it is due to never having a break from one another. we went to the same schools, (sometimes in the same class), had mutual friends, did the same activities etc. However, my other brother and I rarely fought and have a great relationship. 

dana posted this 06 March 2019

i always thought two years but then i heard about the terrible twos and the fact that at that age i feel like they sleep longer so you are used to now not having  a baby and sleeping through the night so i want to have them back to back 

dana posted this 06 March 2019

oh yes the fact that they can play together will be a good thing to 

I think 2  - 3 years is ideal! Your kids can play together and also you'll have a little less work because the older kid will be a little more independent


Tiana posted this 07 March 2019

i've always thought the best/ideal age gap between siblings was two years! in my perfect world lol. 

Ashlyn posted this 08 March 2019

2 years apart is the best age gap.

Heather posted this 08 March 2019

I think 2-3 years is ideal because even though it can be hard, the kids have each other to play with and you can get it “over with” so to speak while you still have strength lol

Gigi posted this 08 March 2019

I think I like the idea of 2-3 years gap.

Marie posted this 08 March 2019

Personally I would do 5 years when the first baby starts school. Makes sense to me. Think it would be much easier than having a 2 year old and a newborn

Annalyssa posted this 08 March 2019

I agree! 18 months to 2 years sounds like the ideal gap to me as well. I think it is important that they have enough of a gap to allow more individuality. Granted this always isn’t an issue, but I know a few instances where it has been. 

18 months to 2 years is a great gap. Just enough time to have similar interests, but far enough apart that they can be their own people. I do have cousins that are 11 months apart and they absolutely love it... but that is WAY too close in my opinion. I would not want to have babies that close. 

Allison posted this 09 March 2019

I think this makes complete sense! Pregnancy and birth puts your body through a lot! Giving your body some time to heal makes complete sense! I’m not sure why I never thought of this as a factor to consider. 

I think after two years is idle. The body is healed from the previous birth, and the child is a little independent. And the siblings can play together easily.

Melani posted this 12 March 2019

I would agree with most of the responses and say 1.5-2.0 years. This is perfect age gap.

Mattea posted this 12 March 2019

My kids are almost 2.5 years apart and it’s pretty good. They play with each other and one potty trained and stopped breastfeeding before the other one came along. 

Heather posted this 12 March 2019

5 years, so that you already know the exact routine figured out.

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! 

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. 

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!

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!

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!

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! 😂 

Yasmin posted this 20 March 2019

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

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. 

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. 

loren posted this 21 March 2019

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

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! 

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!!!

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!

Ann posted this 26 March 2019

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

sophia posted this 18 December 2019

Almost or around 2 years is a good gap.

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.

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