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Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 15:21 PM   1
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Well i have a 7 month old baby and cant wait to extend our family! I am thinking of trying again around the end of this year... I was just wondering (for those who already have children) what do you think the best age gap is? Is it easy to handle a 1 year old and a newborn, a 2 year old and a newborn etc...

Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 15:23 PM   2
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Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 15:50 PM   3
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hey and welcome to WTT im waiting for #2 hes 21 months so we will probly be having a 4 year age gap at most

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Old Jan 24th, 2011, 03:15 AM   4
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We are TTC #2 this year also, we're hoping for a 2- 2 1/2 year age gap but we'll have to see what happens
I had allot of fatigue when i was pregnant with DD and i know being pregnant the 2nd time round will be a totally different experience, no more afternoon naps or going back to bed when you have a new born to catch up on sleep

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Old Jan 24th, 2011, 08:51 AM   5
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Hiya and welcome!

I have a 6 and a half month old little girl and we plan on ttc #2 in may this year so potentially if I was to fall pregnant straight away again there would be a 19/20 month gap between them. We always knew we wanted any children we had to be close in age to grow up close together but that's just us.

I have a few friend who have kids and always ask them what they think is the best age gap. They've all got different opinions. One friend has a 3 year old, a 2 year old and is pregnant with her 3rd. She said having her first 2 very close together was very easy (in her opinion) and she's finding this pregnancy harder as the older 2 are now very very active and tiring and whilst her 3 year old is potty trained, the 2 year old isn't yet and she's worried that this will prove harder work seeing as there will be a new baby here in 2 months time. She said she personally found having 2 children in nappies at the same time easy as it wasn't a huge difference to having one. My cousin also has a 15 monthold and a newborn (2 month old) and says it's 'a breeze'! She said her 15 month old adores his little brother and even at still a young age is trying to help out a lot. She was really worried to begin with about how she'd cope but soon settled into a routine.
On the other hand I have a friend that has a 2 year old and a 5 year old and thinks although at times it was hard work it's nice now that the older one really can help and properly understands. She does say that sometimes her older one sort of 'forgets' his sister is much younger though and he can be a bit boisterous with her. But that's just kids being kids!

Good luck when you do decide to try!


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Hi, I am from Derby too and have an 8 month old called Joshua! I would love to try now but we are waiting until January 2013 just because I finish Uni in around May 2013. If I was a stay at home Mum I think I would give in around now but I do think that waiting until my son is 3 years old is the best gap, but that is just a personal choice not what I think it right for everyone.

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