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How close are your children?

How far apart are you kids? Was it easy or hard?


Asked by maggiebella25 at 4:39 PM on Jul. 22, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (15)
  • There are 15 months between #1 and #2, 13 months between #2 and #3, 3 1/2 years between #3 and #4 and 4 years between #4 and #5 (they are 10, 8 1/2, 7 1/2, 4 and 9 days old).

    The first 3 wasn't too bad once I got the hang of it.  The hardest transition was going to 4 kids because I was completely out of baby mode and couldn't get back into the groove of getting up all night and dealing with the kids (having to get the oldest to school, lunches, etc).  the older kids were 3 1/2, 4 1/2 and almost 6 when she was born.  So far this last 1 has been an easy addition with 4 older kids to help out.


    Answer by justanotherjen at 8:51 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Ages... 30 , 25, 22 and 10

    Answer by Cochise at 4:40 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • 10 months apart and the newest edition will be two years apart.

    The first two was easy and not sure how it will be with two toddlers and a newborn but we shall see

    Answer by Claudiomom at 4:41 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • My son is 6 my daughter is 7 months, I wish they were closer in age but she was a surprise. But they adore each other

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 4:41 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • They are 3 1/2 yrs apart and I think it's a great age difference. Much easier, she wanted to be little the are great friends...Now just turned 7 and 3 1/2yrs.

    Answer by ShelbysHope at 4:41 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Having three children..hard ...lots of fighting and messes lol and the last child..its almost like she is an only child ...being she is the only one at home with me now.

    Answer by Cochise at 4:42 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • mine are 4.5 and 2.5 i love them being that close he takes care of his little sister and they get along great

    Answer by DeeMarie87 at 4:42 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Mine were 2.5 years apart. Ideally I would have liked 3 years apart but we were pretty close. We went ahead an enrolled our 2.5 yr old in a 2 yr old preschool program so he would have something special to look forward too every week and would give us some one on one time with the baby. Plus the older child's verbal skills are matured enough you can reason with them about why you can't play right now or why its important to be quiet.

    Answer by karamille at 4:43 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • My boys are 14, 9 & 1 year, I also have my daughter (SD) that is 13. Right now it's hard for me because our 9 year old was our baby for so long so shifting all the attention into dividing it between the 9 year old and the 1 year old has been a struggle this year but hopefully as they both get older it will get easier. My teenagers are great, they help out with both the 9 & 1 year old alot.

    Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 4:43 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • my daughter is 2 and my son is 6 weeks. but their birthdays are 5 days apart

    Answer by allykins165 at 4:44 PM on Jul. 22, 2010