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    Default big Age gap question

    Hi mums
    I’m new and just wondering if anyone has any experience with big age gaps between baby 1&2
    My DD is almost 8 and my partner and I thinking of having another baby so my daughter will most likely be about 9

    Has anyone else got big age gaps and what was your experience

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    I dont personally but my sister gave birth last year and also had a 10 & 8 year old. There’ll definitely be mothers on here who will share their experiences.

    My sister and her family are coping well. The main challenges (other than sleep deprivation) is managing school pick up/drop offs and extra curricular activities when bub falls asleep. Her hubby works away.

    My sister is much more relaxed and flexible with this bub.

    When my brother was born, I was 7 and my sister 11 and my mum became a single parent. The age gap helped in that we were very helpful with my brother. Particularly me, I’d play with him all the time - especially when he was a toddler.

    Deep down, if you guys want a baby, go for it, the family will adapt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogis Mumma View Post
    I dont personally but my sister gave birth last year and also had a 10 & 8 year old. There’ll definitely be mother’s on here who will share their experiences.

    My sister and her family are coping well. The main challenges (other than sleep deprivation) is managing school pick up/drop offs and extra curricular activities when bub falls asleep. Her hubby works away.

    My sister is much more relaxed and flexible with this bub.

    When my brother was born, I was 7 and my sister 11 and my mum became a single parent. The age gap helped in that we were very helpful with my brother. Particularly me, I’d play with him all the time - especially when he was a toddler.

    Deep down, if you guys want a baby, go for it, the family will adapt

    Thank you for replying it has made me feel a lot better about it all

    I get worried that my daughter will get upset as she has been alone with my full attention for so long.

    I feel that I will be a lot calmer and things will be a lot different this time around as I a lot older and my new partner will be a lot more help.

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    I’d say she’d be excited. Just ensure she still gets 1:1 time with you and I’m sure she’d be fine.

    Another positive of her being school age is that her routine stays the same and you get time with bub

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    My brother is 9.5 years younger than I am and mum said I was a good help! I would run into the supermarket and grab the essentials if her morning sickness didn’t like the food smells! I also second what Yogis Mumma said - my little brother was so much fun to play with! I’m sure your daughter will have a blast!

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    My sons are 9 & 7, daughter is 4 months. The boys are AMAZING, like I really feel the pressure when they’re at school because I have no back up lol!!!

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    Oh wow how did you go going back to it all?

    I think my daughter will absolutely love it and be a big help

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    It has been really nice. I’m enjoying the baby stage SO much more this time. Ask me again in 2 years 🤣


 

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