The age gap between kids is not always something we have a choice in, but if you are considering when is the best time to start trying for number two, then here is the answer….
Dr Heather Rowe at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health recommends a two-year gap to allow your body to recover from the birth, restore iron and calcium levels and to revert back to pre-pregnancy weight.
Psychologists, such as Brisbane-based Larne Wellington, suggest a gap of two to three years which gives the child enough time to develop a secure attachment with the primary caregiver before another child is introduced.
It really is a personal choice as well. If you think your body can cope with another pregnancy earlier, then go for it!
I had a five year age gap, (not really by choice) and I did like the one on one time I had with baby number two when big brother started school. I had time for both of them
Did you consider the age gap before trying for more children? Or was the decision out of your hands?
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