any other mums with little ones so close together? the youngest is 1 and I still feel overwhelmed often.


Posted by teegsmrstee, 6th July 2016


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  • My eldest 2 were 12 months 3 weeks apart and I thought it was the best thing what happened. Being so close in age meant they grew up with always having a friend to play with and a strong bond. They’re 12 and 11 now and still close to eachother.



  • Honestly all 3 of mine are 2years apart. My kids ages are 4,2 and 4month old.
    honestly it is the hardest thing I have done when my older 2 got a little bit older it hasn’t gotten easier I’m a constant referee alost all day every day they fight over toys, and they hit and bite each other now.
    who ever says it gets easier is lying, I’ve been told by many people with multiple kids that are close together that stays hard, you have the hard baby stage then the toddler stage with the terrace 2 which can last for god knows how long and then you have then teens.
    the attitude can start from 2years old ,aybe younger where their seeing what they can get away with and copying your attitude, even how you look when you yell at them when they do something naughty. THEY WILL COPY EVERYTHING, so be careful.
    Some days will be harder then others but I think the easier part is when you get in a rutine and you get used to your child’s tantrums.
    all those hard day can all be forgotten with just one cuddle from them or them telling you that they love you and my favorite when they realize they have hurt you and they say sorry.

    I love my kids alot and they always surprise me which how smart and how much they love me no matter what and I’ll always love them the same



  • Yes, it does get easier and they bond together for lifelong friendships. Enjoy them while you can, they don’t stay small for very long although it does seem interminable at the time.



  • Yes it does and there are many advantages to having them close in age.



  • I think it does get easier and eventually you will be very very glad that they are close in age. When it comes to school concerts, evenings out, sports, family holidays etc. it is SO very very good to have them at a similar stage. With a big gap it is hard to entertain both a younger and older child. Similar ages can play together and have similar interests too. Everything is easier from bedtime needs to how often they want to eat! Definitely easier eventually having them close together. Good luck.



  • My eldest 2 differ 12 months and 3 weeks. With my eldest being 10 weeks early the difference in the beginning seemed even smaller (when my son was born my daughter was 12 months and 3 weeks and she was still wearing clothes for 4 months old). I remember in the beginning it was hard work, especially because my daughter was so jealous when I breastfed my son. But I very much enjoyed them being so close of age growing up as they were feeling very close to each other as well. We literally did everything together. Now they’re a bit older they dearly love eachother.



  • All I can say is enjoy them now , you haven’t seen anything yet. As children get older they get different issues. From 12 to 25 was the worst time with my children, when my youngest reached 21 I had a party celebrating that I had got them to adulthood. They wern’t criminals, or drug atticts, they all worked, and had a bit of respect. I know that it is the biggest acheivement in my life.I really think a bit of luck played out in my case.


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