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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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  • Just under 3 years and I think the age difference is great as my eldest daughter has been able to help and understand everything that’s gone on and she understands her role as a big sister and already tries to help teach her baby sister who is only two months, how to talk etc.

  • Just under 4 years…wasn’t exactly planned that way but worked out perfectly for us

  • We have almost 3 years between our girls. The benefits of the age gap are that the older one is a lot more independent and it’s easier to say “do this activity while I go and put bub to bed”. I think it made the transition from 1 to 2 a lot easier. They are 4 and 1 now and best buddies and I love watching them play together. They adore each other and the youngest is developing quickly and learning so much from her sister. The way our school years work here, they’ll actually only be 2 years apart at school which is something you might want to consider too.

  • My kids are 6,4,and 2 Between the my eldest son and my Daughter there are 20 months and between her and my youngest son the is 26 months. Some say having them close together is good but will keep you very busy. But in saying that in most cases everything the second time around is so much easier as you know what you are doing and can solve issues a lot quicker than with the first.

  • My children are 22 months apart which was very challenging to begin with; my oldest was still a ‘baby’ and very needy. Now they are 2 1/2 and 4 1/2 and life is getting easier to manage. They play together and get entertain each other. I think anyone with a child 2 or under will find it challenging to begin with, but in the long run, you will have kids that grow up close in age and a good friends (we hope!)

  • My oldest two children are 18 months apart , , not planned that way. I must admit it was hard work for awhile but they were close as kids and still are.It is a big decision but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

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