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    I second what YeahYeahYeah has just said. Go easy on yourself. !! that is the best advice. I had 21 months between first and second , and four minutes between second and third. Three babies under two. Crazy busy, but I survived and the kids all survived. good luck, Marie.

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    Have fun with it. I have 21 months between 1 and 2. And will have 14 months between 2 and 3. Thats 3 under 3 x

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    I had a 17 month age gap between my first two, and then 2yrs 3 months between number 2 & 3
    DS had only just started walking really, so I got myself a good double pram (mountain buggy duet, same width as standard single)
    DS also stayed in his cot until 2 so we got a second hand cot from a family member which was great timing! The high chair wasn't really an issue as DS was over two when DD was ready for solids.
    The naps were great if they lined up well, like the lunch time nap they often slept at the same time for awhile.
    I recommend joining a good playgroup where you can let your first child play, and know they are safe while you deal with the younger Bub. It's good to socialise with other mums, have coffee etc but know your older child is safe and can't run off!

    Good luck with it all @Fi Poledancer, it will be fine. I was so daunted by it but it really was so much better than I thought it was going to be. Don't be scared, you've got this

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    Thanks @SuperGranny @FarmMumma & @Jbeep I'm not too daunted, actually quite excited although I know every age gap would have it's challenges. Playgroup is a good idea, three other mums in my mother's group from DS are having babies in Jan, Feb & March respectively so I think we'll probably have our own little Mother's Group Round 2 haha. You guys are making me wonder whether I should get a double pram after all

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    Ok I'm going to get a double pram

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    Hey girls, well we are officially 6 months into this age gap so I thought I would update! Happy to say we are not just surviving but thriving sure it's chaotic and noisy at times but other times it's cruisy and fun and it's always entertaining. I am starting to enjoy the benefits of the age gap with my two interacting a lot more and 'playing' in little ways, bathing and eating together, and generally being super cute. Having the baby stuff so fresh in my mind helped me to feel relaxed and confident with my DS2, so we found a rhythm easily. I try and make 1:1 time with my DS1 as often as possible and I really treasure it. On the downside, DS2 is in a rough patch with sleep so I find it harder to be patient with DS1's toddler antics when I'm tired. And I think DS1 plays up more when we're out and about knowing I'm busy with DS2 as well. I'm lucky to have lots of support but my top tips would be - be organised, get out and about even if just for walks, make a little time for yourself, stay in the moment and enjoy the chaos. I have found a mix of double pram, double trolley, single pram + carrier, trolley + carrier, & toddler walking + carrier works depending on the situation. DS1 still in a cot, not yet TT (our next mission!!). Hopefully this thread can help another mumma someday xx

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