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    Default Maybe baby #4

    Hi all. Just after some general advice. I currently have 3 children. 2 girls aged 5 and 6 and a boy aged 11months. We are thinking of trying for another baby after january. Im a bit scared as i dont know if i could cope with 4.

    Please tell me your experiences or advice on having 4 kids.

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    My sister has 4 kids, 3rd and 4th have only 1 year gap. She also works 3 days a week, and the 4th kid as she tells, is suffering and there's a clear difference between him and the other 3.
    I think you should wait, at least for 6 to 10 months.
    Managing 3 is okay, 4, with this tiny gap, would be difficult.
    BTW, I'm a mother of 2.
    DS1 2 years
    DS2 9 months
    I'm already in trouble. LOL

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    Default Maybe baby #4

    Quote Originally Posted by jennykins View Post
    My sister has 4 kids, 3rd and 4th have only 1 year gap. She also works 3 days a week, and the 4th kid as she tells, is suffering and there's a clear difference between him and the other 3.
    I think you should wait, at least for 6 to 10 months.
    Managing 3 is okay, 4, with this tiny gap, would be difficult.
    BTW, I'm a mother of 2.
    DS1 2 years
    DS2 9 months
    I'm already in trouble. LOL
    Welcome to the hub @jennykins but I'm confused, is your ds 2 years old or 4 as I think you commented in the four year old vax thread and said he had had them?
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    Hi @Mummylozzie I'm currently a mum of 4, and pregnant with number 5 How are you with 3? I think going from 2 to 3 was probably the biggest hurdle and you've already done that! Things that obviously change are the need for a 7+ seater car, bigger house if you don't want kids sharing, and being organized especially when it comes to school drop offs, pick ups, after school sports etc. All doable though!
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    I have 4 kids. 6, 4, 3 and 2 years old. My 4th was a sick as a newborn and needed surgery but after we had that hurdle, he kind of just slipped into the family with everyone else. He's probably our most difficult child but that's due to his personality. His stubborn, cheeky personality. But I don't feel like there is really any extra "work" going from 3 to 4. You're already busy and juggling, what's one more in the mix.

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    I'm loving hearing these stories. I'm currently pg with #4, although my other kids will be 12, 9 and 7 when this one is due. Having a big age gap has its pro's and con's but I'm loving the idea of not having any other babies and that my kids are very independent. It's going to help quite a bit.

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    I have 5 and honestly it depends on the baby. My first four were a breeze so assumed #5 would just slot right in as well 😂. It has been tough going since his birth but we are starting to get into a groove (he is almost 7 months old). My older kids have been so helpful and really matured into capable little humans during this time (they are 13, 8, 7 and 4).

    We already had a 7 seater car when #4 came along and he really did just slot in to family life. As people have mentioned, you have no choice but to be organized otherwise it will be crazy. I was working full-time before #4 but dropped back to 3 days after his birth as I found any more days than this meant I wasn't making any more money after all was accounted for.

    Holidays are a bit tricky. You need to do a bit more searching and booking well in advance to get somewhere that can accommodate large families.

    Most of all, you need to learn to roll with punches! Pick your battles. It really is a sanity saver.

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    Im just so worried as my son who is 11 months old is such a breeze. Has been since birth. We have a 7seater car and a 4 bedroom house. I dont know if i could handle a "screamer" lol.

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    I find having 3 can be tough at times. My son is easy its the girls that are hard. They have begun the attitude and fighting me stage... im just confused and dont know if i could handle 4. I want my son to have a sibling close in age as my middle child is 5 years older than him. But im scared that i will have trouble as my girls are 14months apart and gang up and fight like animals lol..

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    Its easy (well for me).. my eldest three are 12, 9 and 7 so they help with the youngest one (2).


 

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