That's different for everyone. When my oldest was 8 months old I was already 8 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child and when he was 8 months old I was already 4 months pregnant with my 3rd. They are 15 months and 13 months apart (now 9, almost 8 and almost 7). Anything more then 2 years difference seems really far apart to me (my youngest is 3 1/2 years younger then #3). I really hated it when the youngest was born. The older kids were 3 1/2, 4 1/2 and almost 6 and it just sucked so much although it was nice that the older kids could help more (they even tried changing diapers which was hilarious). Now that the youngest is 3 things are a snap for the most part. I have super independent and self-reliant kids, though. They pretty much take care of themselves now. Even my 3yo will make her own sandwiches and cleans up after herself.
at 12:08 AM on Sep. 5, 2009