View Poll Results: What age is a young mum in your opinion?

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  • Under 18

    21 22.34%
  • Under 20

    33 35.11%
  • Under 25

    36 38.30%
  • Under 30

    3 3.19%
  • Under 35

    0 0%
  • Under 40

    0 0%
  • Under 45

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  • Under 50

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    I went with under 20, I dont feel like a young mum at 24 anymore, I actually feel like im the normal age.

    I know when my MIL and aunties had kids they were all in their very early 20's and that was the norm, My mum didnt have me until she was 32 and that was an old mum in her day.

    I dont ever get judgements but alot of people do assume that X is my first baby and for my age they think thats normal but when they hear I have a 7 year old also, well then there abit shocked.

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    Can someone explain to me what this 'feeling' of a young mum is?

    I never felt like a young mum and had DS at 17. Well, I don't feel any different than I do now anyway.

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    I voted under 25 because that is the age you have to be under to get into a young parent programme. also statistically it is very below the average age Australian women have their first child.

    However I had my son when I was under 20 and I felt fine with it.
    It doesn't seem that young to me. I think motherhood comes easily to some people no matter how young they are.

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    I said under 25 but i'm 21 and I had 2 children by 20 and I swear I feel like i'm 35 already. But to me a really young mum would be 17 and younger, I guess because I had my first at 19 it didn't feel like I was THAT young anymore. I know people who had kids at 16 and that felt alot younger to me..

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    I think under 25.

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    A sign of my age, but I now think of anyone under 30 as being a young mother. Lol!

    eta - interesting but when I go to baby's day out at the library, everyone is in their 30s. Maybe just my area or younger mothers don't feel comfortable or?

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    So can somebody please explain to me what it FEELS like to be a young mother? I am really honestly curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngNotDumb View Post
    I voted under 25 because that is the age you have to be under to get into a young parent programme. also statistically it is very below the average age Australian women have their first child.

    However I had my son when I was under 20 and I felt fine with it.
    It doesn't seem that young to me. I think motherhood comes easily to some people no matter how young they are.

    I had DS at 23 and felt 15 sometimes. I was the only one under 30 in my mothers groups (I only went a few times...)
    I'm still the only one under 30 in the Prep parents. I feel OLD having DS2 at 28! I wanted 4 kids by 28!

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    Under 25 seems young to me. But I'm old (ha) and having my first at 29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Nietzsche View Post
    A sign of my age, but I now think of anyone under 30 as being a young mother. Lol!

    eta - interesting but when I go to baby's day out at the library, everyone is in their 30s. Maybe just my area or younger mothers don't feel comfortable or?
    People are having babies later. I think the avergae age of a first time mother is now 28? I might be slightly off but it is somewhere around that.


 
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