2 year gap here and if I had my time over it would be a 3 year gap, hands down. At 3 my toddler is mostly toilet trained, can follow instructions pretty well, can dress himself, dobs on himself when he does something wrong. At 2 (when bub arrived) it was faaaarrrked!
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31-01-2015 22:02 #11-
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Gap between babies pros/cons
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31-01-2015 22:19 #12
Mine are 20 months apart. It was busy initially but things like both having a bug sleep in the middle of the day, two in nappies, it made it easier in a way. They are such a tight unit and literally play with each other all day, it's fantastic (3 and 4.5 now)
31-01-2015 22:22 #13
My bub is due 2 weeks before my DD's second birthday. I cant comment from experience yet but I do have a list of things that I see as pros and cons in my head.
Pros: Still have the nappies and change station all set up and in full use.
DD is still waking for feeds so I am not used to a full night sleep yet.
Havent gotten rid of the little baby stuff so not much to buy this time.
I am still breastfeeding so I should hopefully not have any supply issues.
They will hopefully have a really good bond as they grow.
Cons: I'm gonna be crazy busy!
I cant sleep when the baby does this time around.
Toilet training toddler with a small baby.
Havent worked out how I am going to get through the nights breastfeeding both yet.
Havent gone back to work full time yet making it financially harder this time.
Two baby seats in one car.
31-01-2015 22:26 #14
We have 2 years and 3.5 months (corrected) between DD and DS, and it's tough! Lots of changes for DD at this age anyway- speech leaps, transition from cot to bed, toilet training etc, and all of those are being made more difficult by DS's arrival and her adjustment to that. Plus she's not quite old enough to appreciate needing to be gentle with DS!
I have a friend with an age gap just over 3 years which she thought was great, and if I wasn't trying to hurry to finish having kids I probably should have aimed for that!
31-01-2015 22:30 #15
I have 21 months between 1 and 2 and will have 23 months between 2 and 3. Honestly? No cons to the 21 month age gap. DS1 was in a bed before DS2 arrived, he wasn't ready for toilet training so it was easy having two in nappies,he was lovely with his baby brother. No jealousy, he just accepted the changes. There were some very hard times but that was more having to deal with two.
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