(Closed) How far apart do you want your children to be?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How far apart?

    1 year or less

    2 years

    3 years

    4 years or more

    Whenever it feels manageable to have another baby

  • Post # 32
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    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    We’d like three two years apart.

    Post # 34
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    2191 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @UK Bride: i would want 2-3 years. My brother and I are 2.5 years and we got along well and had fun as kids. And I was out of diapers by the time he was born. 

    Post # 35
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    Sugar bee

    @UK Bride:  Out of my 5 children I say 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 years is best for me. 2 1/2 makes them close enough to have things in common, 3 1/2 is better for diapering. My last two are less than 2 years (21 months apart) and I do not recommend that to anyone. They’re so close, it’s like they feed off each other and it leads to a whole lot of trouble! Also probably doesn’t help that they’re both boys…

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Our little one is due end of march/beginning of april. We will wait to start trying for baby #2 the summer after she turns 2. So hopefully there will be about a 3 year gap between them.

    Post # 37
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @UK Bride:  i would like for my kids to be 2 years apart but being that day care by me is the same amount we pay in rent, we cant afford to do that. So we would need to wait until the first kid is in school then start trying for the next one, so they will probably be 4 years apart

    Post # 38
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    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @UK Bride:  Oh, no! Baby 4 will be 7 years younger than the twins. Kids 9, 7, 7 then baby. But after baby 4, two years later I want baby 5. 

    E and V are fraternal. This time I had an u/s at 6 + 4 weeks and it showed just one baby. The anatomy scan is in two weeks so we’ll definitely know then there is just one. 

     

    Post # 39
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @Cory_loves_this_girl:  I understand how you feel but it does get better. I really struggled when my LO was born and for awhile I couldn’t even fathom having another but I can tell you that now she’s fifteen months old I’m finally ready to start thinking about TTC again.

    We’re probably going to start TTC towards the middle of this year which would give us an age gap of at least 27 months which I’m quite ok with.  I really don’t want to be parenting two babies at one time and I’m realy enjoying my LO, especially now she’s developing her own wee personality 🙂

    If we go onto have a third baby, I would like our first LO to be five or close to it.

     

    Post # 41
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @UK Bride:  We want them under 2 years apart, so we will be trying when Evelyn is 1 year old. I already have baby fever again, too. It would probably be sooner (since DH is ready to try now!) if it wasn’t for the C-Section.

    Post # 42
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    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @UK Bride:  I was (am still am) hoping this pregnancy is twins! It’s highly doubtful they missed a baby at 6 weeks but… She wasn’t expecting to see anything as it was so recent after a miscarriage. I got pregnant on the mc cycle. It would be great to have one more pregnancy and get the two kids! 

     

    Post # 43
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    Buzzing bee

    For me, it’s three years.

    SO and I want three children and three years apart seems like not only a manageable age difference, but allows me the opportunity to raise each child as an individual.

    Last time I was pregnant (which ended in a miscarriage), I was carrying twins so we also have the possibility of multiples, in which case we would probably wait 5 years before having another child.

    Post # 44
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I want 2 years between so I can hopefully be finished by the time I am 38-40. Because I am 32 this year and want 2-4 kids – it really just depends DH and I don’t care really – currently we’d be happy with one and see from there. There is 2 years between me and my bro and we get along ok, there’s only 1 year between my DH and his sis and thou they were closer as teens than my bro and I were I’m not sure if that was due to the age thing.

    Post # 45
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I think it will depend on many things for me, but here are some fun facts:

    – If there is less than a year between pregnancies, baby 2 is more likely to have a low birth weight because Mum has not fully recovered from pregnancy 1.

    – If conception occurs about 1-2 years after pregnancy 1, birth weight is not affected, but baby 2 may benefit from increased blood flow to the womb.

    Random facts.

    Post # 46
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @UK Bride:  ideally, at this point, we’re thinking 4-5 years. I’d like to spend a good amount of time with just my little boy. I don’t want to rush to have another. It would be nice if my son is in primary school when we have another so that I can give that baby it’s own special time whlie my son is in school. That and I like the idea of having an older child who can be more understanding than a two-year-old. 

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