I have a precious 2 year old, she is my world. I love her and love being a Mum, but I would also love another baby. I don’t quite feel like my life is complete.
I am married, quite happily, but my husband doesn’t want another child as he believes he is too old.
Should I just try and accept that he doesn’t want anymore or should I keep trying to convince him that we should have a second baby.

Posted anonymously, 30th April 2015

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  • I’ve heard mums say 2 is easier than 1. My worry for you us you’ll regret not having more. Dies he find it hard work currently with 1? Open up a dialogue that allows for multiple conversations, like a discussion month. Maybe even ask him to prevent with you for like 2 weeks that you will try for another, then pretend for 2 weeks you definitely won’t. See how you both felt at the end of each ‘decision’… He may change his mind

    • Would never have thought of approaching the problem like that.


  • I think you need a really good honest talk about how each of you feels and why. But ultimately, if he really doesn’t want another, you might have to accept that.


  • Possibly sit down and have a discussion without any distractions and come to a mutual agreement. Maybe receive some support with this decision too.


  • It’s a hard one as I personally never wanted an only child and I so I have 3 but at the same time we had them reasonably soon after getting married as my hubby didn’t want to be too old when he had kids so I understand you husband as well. Having said this my hubby only wanted 2 I convinced him to go 3 and he agrees it’s the best thing we’ve done :) All the best.


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