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My baby is 10 months old and my partner is already talking about having another. How much space did you leave between your kids? Would love to know other mums’ experiences.

Posted anonymously, 9th April 2015

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  • 3 years. Was meant to be 6 but I got clucky. My dad had two boys a year apart and planed to have two more kids close together years down the track. 13 years later there was another baby but his wife died before they could have baby number 4

  • My babies are 7,4 & 6months. DD6months was a nice surprise lol if we were planning for a third ideally I would have liked to have the third closer. But it has its positives as next year both boys will be at school (master 4 will be kinder 3days) so the baby will be able to have some good quality one on one time!

  • When my second one was born the first one was 2.5. It is very hard having to deal with a toddler on the terrible two fase and look after a newborn. If I could go back in time and change I would prefer a little longer gap between them.

  • I have quite large add gaps, but not by choice. 4 years between number one and number two and 2 1/2 years between number two and number three. My ideal age gap was 18 months to 2 years, but that didn’t happen. I am just happy for three happy healthy children.

  • my girl is 18 months and we have just started trying for number 2

  • Between 1-2 is 2 years, between 2-3 is 16 months and between 3-4 is 2 years again. I preferred the 2 year age gap over the 16 month one.

  • I want to have at least 3 years gap.

  • my baby is 16 months and we are trying for number 2 now

  • There’s a 3 year age gap between our kids. The first 2 were supposed to be 6 years apart. I thought it would be good to have 1 at school and new bub at home. Buuuut, didn’t go to plan. Whatever works for you, you both need to agree tho

  • My boys are 2 years and 1 month apart. It took about 6 months to fall pregnant with my second but in hindsight I think it’s the perfect age gap.

  • When my youngest was born my kids were 0,1,2, and 3, they are now 3,4,5 and 6. Andi personally wouldnt have had them so close together if i could go back, you cant enjoy them as much when they are so close together.

  • Wow! Your partner is keen! We tried for our 2nd around our daughter first birthday and pregnant first month… I thought it would take longer but you never know! My obs said 12mths is a good gap ie try for 2nd when no 1 is 12mths old, she said less than that she’s seen people not cope

  • mine are 15, 13, 9, 5 and 2

    theyre not that close in age because i went back to work after each one was born

  • it is personal preference, but we are 22 months and they played together all the time and always have done so it has been great for us.

  • My Daughter was 3 in March and baby is due in August. I am hoping this will be a good age difference.

    Good luck with whatever age difference you decide is best for you.

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