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... There is an 11 year gap between myself and my siblings, this being a reason why I had my children close together so they would have someone close in age as I missed out on that completely. Very much hard work though and I feel like i haven't been able to give each of them the time needed. ... (18 replies)
... ught to get pregnant the second time round lol, they are 6 and 4 now and I've never had a problem with spending time with each of them. They are both very very close which I think is great. ... (18 replies)
... I have 2 close together, 2 and 3 weeks. I know it's early days yet but it's going great. ... (18 replies)

... I coulnt' imagine having two babies who weren't mobile. How are you supposed to carry one big old 11 month baby and a newborn? ... (18 replies)
... I think that dh and I have decided to wait. I have a close friend that is really having a tough time right now with her 2, that are 21 months apart. I look at her, and don't think that I have it in me to handle it. ... (18 replies)
... I have a lot of friends who have their kids 21 months apart or exactly 2 years apart. I think they are the kind of moms that can handle it though. ... (18 replies)
... OOOOH...not sure I agree with you there. My 3rd was 13 months old when my last was born and there were major jealousy issues. I'd be breastfeeding my newborn and have to try to keep my 13 month old from trying to push him off my lap. (18 replies)
... Mine are 14, 8, 7, 6. All boys. I also had 3 in diapers. Very chaotic sleepless times. I agree 2 yrs apart is probably a good space. (18 replies)
... I too had 3 under 3. Looking back at those early days, it's kind of a blur but those were good times. My kids are now 8, 9 and just turned 11 and I will have to say that those chaotic early days were much easier than it is now. ... (18 replies)
... I am waiting for to have another for some of the reasons give by PP. I think if you want to have them close then do it right away (6 weeks post partum). Then when your 2nd is born your first is only 1 and he/she really doesnt really "know" that your attention is divided. If you don't do it that fast then I think you should wait until they are at least 3 years apart. I say this... (18 replies)
... My kids are 22 months apart. When the 2nd one came along it was very tough in the beginning!! I was being pulled in two directions as they both needed a lot from me. ... (18 replies)
... I also have to agree with so much of the above post. Having a teenager, my oldest is 14, is a much more emotional job. ... (18 replies)
... Thanks so much! I completely understand both points. Angelique- I hear you about not having the perfect house- noone ever dies wishing they had more time for laundry! (18 replies)
... mine are close in age...my first two are 11 mos apart...not planned that way, that's for sure... ... (18 replies)
... I had 3 under 3. I wouldn't recommend it. The early years in a child's life are so demanding. Having 2 really close in age means that you are pulled in yet another direction. ... (18 replies)
... We want them to be close, but I am thinking I may feel overwhelmed with 2 kids that close in age. I would love to have some of your insight! Thanks....... ... (18 replies)
... Hi mine are 13 months apart and I wouldnt have it any other way :angel: Like others have said a lot depends on your personality and what you can cope with. I know someone with 3 under 3 and she is also VERY organised , looks great etc. But in saying that she has a VERY helpful hubby. My house isnt always the cleanest, but I still wouldnt change a thing. I probably would have... (18 replies)
... My dd at 3 is much harder to handle now than when she was younger. Before I could just put on her what I want, grab her and take to daycare. Now every morning it is hell dealing with her, she is very picky about clothes, food, even cup color, instead of sit and eat she is wondering around or she makes a scene 'cause she does not want to go to daycare and rather watch tv. (18 replies)
... i can second that..its hard on the body (2 of mine are 11 mos apart..eeek) and for me, my second one had a bowel disease that required surgery, so when i brought him home from the hospital, he had a colostomy bag... i also had a stepson who was 4 at that time... took me a good while to figure out how to old my newborn when my almost 1 yr old was barely starting to walk... ... (18 replies)
... my brother and I were 5 years apart and never really got along. I never had a playmate growing up and I was so jealous of kids who had siblings that were friends close to their age. ... (11 replies)




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