(Closed) Is 27 considered "young" to have first child?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: would you consider a first time mom at the age of 27 to be a "young mom"?
    yes : (74 votes)
    12 %
    no : (540 votes)
    88 %
  • Post # 3
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Somehow I voted yes when I meant no.  Durrrr.  

    To me it’d be kind of middle of the road.  Not YOUNG, but not “old” either.  Most of my friends and family had kids a little older (early 30s), but I think of a young mom as being <25.

    Post # 4
    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would say you’re ‘young’ as a person at 27 but not necissarily young as a parent. If you consider there’s a lot of mums at the age of 16-18 then 27 isn’t young in comparison. 

    Post # 5
    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    Every situation is different but if the generalization had to be made: under 21 is very young. 21-24 is young. 24-32 is normal. 

    Post # 6
    14 posts
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think it’s pretty middle of the road. Most of my friends have waited to have kids (I’m 28) so to me, a young mom would be early 20’s.

    Post # 7
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I voted yes.  I don’t feel that its “too young”, but I consider a 27 year old mom to be a young mom.  I don’t mean this in a bad way.  But I’m very close to that age, and I like to think of myself as young.  

    Post # 8
    488 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m hoping to be done by the time I’m 30, so I think 27 is a great age to start having kids

    Post # 9
    8041 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Depends where you are. I’m 28 and not ready to have a kid, so yeah, I think it’s fairly young. Most of my friends aren’t even married yet, though. It’s not ridiculously young in general.

    Post # 10
    2837 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @MissGeeBee:  I voted no- because my son was born when I was 27.  But I don’t really think there is a  yes or no answer to this question.  It’s when you’re ready– relationship wise, career wise, etc……

    Most of my friends started having kids when there were a lot younger- but they were married, and have lots of kids (one of my friends has SEVEN kids!)


    People who are career driven will probably be more likely to say 27 is young.  People who more driven by family will likely say no.  In no way do I mean that people who are career driven are less “family driven”- I just mean some people are more focused on having children than having a career- so naturally they’d be ready earlier.  

    Post # 11
    1284 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Definitely not in my neck of the woods.  Half my friends have kids and I’m not quite 23.  I consider 24/25 and up to be ideal timing in perfect situations, but of course, how often does life go exactly as you plan it?

    Post # 12
    992 posts
    Busy bee

    @Ellyson:  +1

    i think its a great starting age and id like to be done by 32-33 at the latest. 

    Post # 13
    6586 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    No, definitely not young. I don’t think it’s “old” but it’s definitely older. I’m 28, and have yet to start trying. I always wanted to start having kids by 25, so for me personally at 28, I’m feeling old to start having kids. Almost all of friends have already finished having kids. :/

    Post # 14
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    It’s young, but I wouldn’t classify it as too young. I am currently 27 and not even close to being ready to procreate, so that was my justification. Being a young mom isn’t a bad thing, though, especially when it comes to having enough energy to raise a kid.  

    Post # 15
    1938 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I will be 27 by the time my little one comes, and I feel like its just about the perfect age for me! And I think I want to wait at least 4 years until I do it again.

    Post # 16
    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I´m 26  – and I’m actually starting too see a ‘babyboom’ on my FB much to my surprise! I think 27 is a good age to have kids if you’re ready (I don’t think 21 is a good age, even if you are ready – I think a little more life experience serves you well before parenting). Depending on education and where you live, it might be early or late according to statistics, so whatever. Do what’s right for you 😀 Personally I’d prefer 28-29 but it wouldn’t be a tradgedy if I’d fall pregnant before that at this point in my life (financially stable, in a good relationship, plans to marry – the important stuff.)

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