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    The first 4 months -yup was pretty rough. But my DS3 had severe reflux and an undiagnosed CMPI. However from 4 months onwards I wouldnt change it, its wonderful 95% of the time.

    Of course its hard at times and I am completely exhausted (but also have glandular fever at the moment) but I absolutely love it and dont regret having a 3rd.

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    It really has to depend on your circumstances, I think it's unfair to make a blanket statement.
    The age gap between kids can definitely affect adding another child as well as the kids personalities. And the amount of support you have from your family and/or friends.
    I had a 4.5 yr gap between 2 and 3 so I found this the easiest transition. There was no jealousy and my youngest was able to take care of her basic needs if I was busy with the baby.
    I have a very supportive mother who helps me out when I need it so I'm lucky I guess.
    Im currently pregnant with my 6th child with my youngest being 2.5. There will be hard moments I'm sure but we will manage. Also my eldest daughter is almost 12 and she is a great helper. If the kids ages were closer together I'm not sure I would have managed so well.
    So it depends on what you're working with.
    I always wanted 3 kids but now I love having a 'large' family. 3 wouldn't be enough for me

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    I found No3 really easy in the most part as with any baby there are bad days but she is an easy going baby and has settled well. My second was may hardest and there was only 18 months between 1 and 2 so it was really hard between 2 and 3 there is a 7 yr gap and the big kids are able to help and love her to bit she loves having extra kids to watch but it has only been 6 months so things could change. I plan to add No4 to the mix with in the next yr so it may get hard yet.

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    I agree that it depends on the age gap, genders and each child.
    The hardest bit is you and hubby being out numbered. I have three boys age 10,8,6 and they get on fairly well for boys. But the first couple of years were really tough. It feels like someone always wants something and you get to repeat yourself 5 times over x three kids. Lol. Number three has always been demanding but no four is the worst.

    But things still work out well, a pack of poppers or museli bars can be divided by three evenly and these are the things that really matter ha ha .

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    I'm one of six, Mum has always said, going from 2 to 3 is hard but anything after that is easy, she reckons most make the mistake of stopping at 3 cause the think 4 is going to be even harder!

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    My third was really easy. Best newborn ever. Had a few rough patches but she's been an easy child. She's 18 months now. My first was pretty easy as well. My second was and still is my most difficult.

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    As a baby, number 3 was pretty easy. It then got difficult going places when she started walking, because I felt that I being pulled in 3 different directions. Now that she is 3, it's gotten a lot easier again.

    However, personalities do come in play. My eldest 2 are not that close, so there really isn't much fighting between them because they stay out of each others way. But with the middle and youngest, they have to do everything together... so they annoy each other more... so they fight each other more. It really does my head in most days, and that's when I start thinking that maybe I should of stuck with 2.

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    Going from 2 to 3 was easier than 1 to 2 (and 0 to 1), I think because I know what I'm doing now, and what to expect. I'm really outnumbered, but DD2 is such a good bub. She had reflux and weight gain issues, and that was a bit hard to sort out with my other two needing Mum all the time, but I wouldn't give her back for anything.

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