My boyfriend and I would like to have another baby. Our daughter is 20 months old. We would like our kids to be close in age. 2 1/2 - 3 years apart. But we worry about our daughter. We feel guilty about wanting another baby because we are so close with her. How would she react to a little brother or sister? and also, How would they react to eachother? Would it be easier in the short or long run to have children that close in age?
Whatever the age difference between your kids, please tell me the pros and cons with them. and your feelings when you were thinking about / expecting/ and have your 2nd child.
Even if your answer is similar to another please respond.
Answer by tabbys4 at 8:41 AM on Jul. 8, 2009
My 3 kids are all 2.5 years apart---almost 8, 5, and almost 3. I think once you have the second baby you understand that there is more than enough love for 2 (or more). I was worried like you describe, but when my oldest took right to her brother, would talk, coo, and then make him laugh I knew it was all good! Having them 2.5 years apart is nice because the older one is not a "baby" anymore, but had that baby time and should be about done with diapers, and able to feed him/herself. I like that age span. My oldest was 5 when the youngest was born and she was a great helper.
Answer by Teachermom01 at 8:44 AM on Jul. 8, 2009
My DD's are 51/2 years apart..Pro-one was out of the baby stage before I had the other,,,con--When one graduated high school and moved out,,I still had 51/2 years to go before the other one was ready to leave home
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