Our kids are 4 years apart in age. It is fantastic! Even though our 4 year old is so far ahead of his baby sibling, she still looks up to him & wants to play with him more than us! He understands she is little & loves playing baby games. He knows he needs to be quiet while she is sleeping. He also helps out & can keep her amused while I get things done.
The oldest is in kinder (through childcare) so he gets x2 full days with his friends & out of the house. While I can enjoy that precious one-on-one time with the baby. He will be in school next year, so I will be more free to do things like swimming etc, that I did with him when he was a toddler. The days I spent walking him to the playground & hanging out with just him were so invaluable. I remember them & cherish them dearly. So by having babies a little further apart means that I will get to have those days all over again with our second baby
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24-04-2014 14:08 #11
24-04-2014 14:10 #12
4.5 yr gap. Really good in certain ways, not so much in others...
Good that ds#1 was toilet trained and fairly ok at comprehending needing to share me with the baby. Wanted to be a helper etc
Bad in the sense that its been a long drawn out process to the next step. Starting school etc.
24-04-2014 18:03 #13
We have a 4yr and 10day gap which due to health reasons I couldn't have my kids closer. But it's working out great. Master 4 is a great help, older enough to be independent and he's at kinder which gives me special time wth my newbie. Obviously there's pros and cons but a 4 yr gap is working very well for us ;-)
24-04-2014 18:35 #14Senior Member
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We have a 5yr age gap and LOVE it!!! Lots of pros and cons I guess and not what we initially planned but it is awesome xxx.
24-04-2014 19:36 #15
We have a 6 yr gap between ds and dd.
Wouldn't have it any other way. Ds is fantastic with his little sister. Always finding ways to make her smile and enjoys playing with her and being silly. He has started asking if he can feed her breakfast and wants to help out all the time. He checks on her first thing every morning (cause he wants to not cause we asked) and leaves her be if she is sleeping or puts some toys in the cot for her if she is awake already but hasn't woken me up yet with any noises.
It's great. He adores her and enjoys spending time with her. I was worried during my pregnancy that ds might feel left out and that it was all about the baby now since he was an only child for so long and obv babies need more attention/help. But he is ALL about the baby more so than DF and I. So I guess we needn't have worried.
24-04-2014 20:01 #16
I have a 4.5 yr gap. I think the only negative is that you forget what the baby period is like. It's awesome having a kid at school and being home with just the baby. DS1 entertains himself and likes the baby but isn't real fussed by him. It's great, really.
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