I had twins first pregnancy. 5 years later I decided ‘that’s it’ I want another baby. I could not believe the reactions from family I received! My friends were all saying yah go for it! But my family were less impressed. I received many comments along with, ‘why do you need another?’ ‘oh but you’ve already got two healthy kids’ ‘what if you have twins again?’ ‘The timings so wrong with kinder runs’ ‘how will you have the energy’… I was shocked with all the negativity so I actually googled it and found many other mums out there that have received the same criticism over the third child! I still don’t think I understand it but I was kind of relieved to hear I wasn’t alone. Baby # 3 is now 15 months and loved by all of course but still interesting to see how many were against his creation.

Posted by fiveinthehive, 30th April 2013

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  • You can only fit 3 children in the back of a car. They are not allowed in the front seat under a certain age. If you have one child in a booster seat, one in a babyseat/capsule in most cars the eldest child needs to be slim or there will be no space at all. In an older model Commodore you can…..just fit….2 booster seats and a babyseat….and they are touching. You cannot fit a babyseat, a booster seat and another child in a late model Barina. Keep it in mind that the average age a child comes out of the booster seat now is 7 – 8 y.o. In a Camry a very slim 9 y.o. can just squeeze in between the 2 child restraints. You need either a big car and no other passengers or a people mover.


  • I think family see the worry and want to protect you.


  • i suppose they are trying to look out for you! they are closer to you than your friends in a sense and they will have to watch you try to cope with a bigger family. Maybe ask them what was their reasoning.


  • i like reading these stories


  • Interesting reaction from your family, not sure why?


  • not really fair considering you had twins the first time,really this was only your second pregnancy should have been excited for you but i do know friends who have had same reaction from family


  • my sister had a 4 year old a 3 year old and has just had twins. 4 . 4 and under. She told us the other day she wants to have another baby. I think i was looking at the bigger picture. 4 kids is enough and what if she has twins again she will have to buy a new car even though they struggle with money. She doesn’t have time to take her kids swimming or dancing or even go out on the weekend because she cant manage all the kids. When her and her partner have to go to a wedding my mum and dad would have to look after the kids. They struggle . Some time i think some people think more about the future. So this may be the reason some people are negative. I didn’t mean to be with my sister but i was worried.


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