(Closed) Is 35-36 too old to be a dad?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

No way!  Maybe it’s my social circle/region, but mid-thirties is pretty standard to me.

Post # 4
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

“He’s terrified of being a senior citizen when our kid graduates high school.”

A lot of 52-year-olds would disagree with your FI that they are senior citizens.

Darling Husband will be 35 when our first child arrives. It’s just the way things worked out for us. Neither of us thinks he will be too old.

Post # 5
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

I think people are having children later and later in life. Heck, I’m 32 and having our first child next week. 

We have friends who are older and are still having children. One is 37 having their 3rd child and they want one more. So I don’t think late 30s is too old to have a child.

Post # 6
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Definitely not! My dad was about that age when my sister (the youngest of 3) was born. She’s 15 now and he’s 51. My Future Father-In-Law is the same age and has kids even younger than that. 

Post # 7
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I sure hope not, cause IF my Darling Husband and I ever decide to have rugrats they’re not coming until our 30s.

Post # 8
8341 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Uhh I hope not. Darling Husband is 33 and we haven’t even started TTC.

Post # 9
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Hope not! I’m 27, my husband is 32. We’re thinking we’ll start trying probably in 2-3 years, so I’ll be 29-30 and he’ll be 34-35. I sometimes feel slightly guilty for forcing him into “old” parenthood, but he swears up and down he’s fine with it.

Post # 10
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Definitely not.  Most parents I see in my area with babies/toddlers seem to be older (mid-30s) but we live in an area where there are a lot of young professionals so they wait longer to have kids.

Post # 11
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My dad was 38 when they had me. Growing up my friends’ parents were a decade or so younger than my parents and that did make me feel weird. But it wasn’t a big deal. My dad is 8 years older than my mom, so she was 30 when she had me. I don’t think he was “too old” to be a dad.

Post # 12
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Are you serious???  I am 30 and Darling Husband is 38 and we haven’t even started trying yet.

Post # 13
1030 posts
Bumble bee

My Dad was 30 when I was born, but he was 40 when my sister was born. If anything, having a kid at 40 has kept my dad really young at heart. He’s 55 now and was out canoeing with her the other night!

My SO’s parents were 20 when he was born, so they’re 10 years younger than my parents, but mine seem much MUCH younger. I honestly believe my sister plays a MASSIVE role in that!

Post # 14
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m the only child.  My father was 38 when I was born.

Post # 15
36 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

Oh, dear — I hope not.  My darling husband will be 46 when our second child arrives in April.  We were 36 and 42 (first marriage for both) when we got married.

Post # 16
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Now this is OLD!!!!


Ramajit Raghav claims his wife Shakuntala, 59, gave birth to their son Karamjit just last month.

World’s oldest dad

Indian, 94, claims he has had a son with his wife, 59
The couple have described the boy as “god’s gift” — and aren’t ruling out having more.
Ramajit said: “It is great that I have become the world’s oldest dad.

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