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    Default What age gap between babies?

    Just wondering what age gap everyone thinks is good??

    My son is 11, but I was only 17 when I had him... I'm now happily married and job is fantastic and secure in management and we planned this baby, i'm now 27 weeks... but we are thinking that we want another, but we don't know what a good age gap would be...

    I know some people want to get pregnant again nearly straight away, and others who think a 2-3+ year gap is good...

    Tell me what you think the pros and cons are of the different age gaps that'd you'd prefer?

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    Our son is going to be 3.5 when #2 arrives, we would like for #2&#3 ti be less than 2 years apart

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    Sorry it deleted some of my text #2 & #3 to be less than 2 years apart

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    DS1 will be 23 months when DS2 is born...everyone tells me it will be wonderful
    Hard of course, but I think around 2 years is a good gap.

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    Dd1 was around 21 an half months when dd2 was born

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    I just had my 2nd boy 14 weeks ago so still early days and they are 18 1/2 months apart. So far its going really well and my DS1 just dotes on DS2. He is at good age and always helping me with the baby getting, nappies etc. I always wanted them close. As I've seen a big gap with friends and also my DH and I had this with our siblings and would have preferred be closer in age. Good luck with your decision I'm sure they're are lots of pros and cons but it really depends on the temperament of the older child.

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    My son is 12, had him at 17 as well. Second baby due in July, so there's a big age gap there for me as well.
    I'm still with the same guy I was with since I was 15, but we didn't have another baby until now!
    I'm now 29, DS is in year 7. I don't really care about the age gap, that can't be changed now, can it? Sure, it would have been nice to have a closer gap, but Ds is a well adjusted young man, he has heaps of friends, plays sport, is in an advanced learning class; being an only child up until now hasn't harmed him in the slightest. I got to spend fantastic quality time just focused on him and now he's excited about becoming a big brother.
    I believe that everything happens for a reason and don't regret a single thing.
    I may or may not have another bub after this one, if it's meant to happen it will.

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    I think it really depends on the children. My first 2 are 19.5 months apart, but DD2 had such terrible reflux that it was quite stressful for DD1. Not only did she have to share me, but she also was listening to 6+hrs of screaming a day.
    My 2nd and 3rd are almost 23 months apart. DD2 has always had to share me, so that's nothing new and despite me spending lots of time with DS, she has been just fine. In fact, I would say that DD1 (who was 3.5 when bub was born) has taken longer to adjust to the new arrival than her little sister.
    We decided on small age gaps because of our ages. I think if we were younger they would have been a bit further apart.

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    I have a 5yo ds a 3yo dd and a 5mnth old ds. and i might be pregnant again! i hope not yet cause we wanted at least 3-5yr gap between baby 3 and 4. =o argh! lol

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    I have a 15 month gap, a 2 and a half year gap and an 11 month gap. Quite honestly, I wouldn't change any of the gaps.

    I don't know any different and I have been incredibly lucky to have easy going babies. My 17 month old is stuggling a bit with having a little brother but I think she has the kind of personality that even if there was 3 years between them, she would still struggle!

    There are pros and cons to either large or small gaps so I would just go with your heart


 

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