I was just wondering what you all think is the best spacing between kids?? Pros and cons?? I have a 18 month old and am thinking about getting prego.....Answer Question
There is 5 1/2 years between my first and second, and 20 months between my 2nd and 3rd. My youngest is now 5. If I were going to do it again, I would have them about 2 years apart. It's harder when they're younger, but as they've gotten a little older they are the best of friends and sooooo close. With my older one, it was easier when she was 5 and my 2nd was a baby because she could help out, but they don't really play together and the oldest is just bossy to the younger ones, in her defense, the younger ones get in her stuff sometimes, but if they were closer in age they would play together more.
Answer by Lornamay at 2:32 PM on Oct. 7, 2008
Answer by Serafyna at 2:33 PM on Oct. 7, 2008
Answer by Octobersmom at 3:05 PM on Oct. 7, 2008
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Answer by BabyBugsmama at 3:31 PM on Oct. 7, 2008
My kids are 5 years 2 months apart, and it works out great for us. Only one was in diapers at a time. By the time the second was born, the first was pretty independent. I had a few years of actual sleeping so I had a little more energy for the second round of sleepless nights. I also had read that spacing should be either before 2 or after 5 to reduce sibling rivalry.
Answer by Pnukey at 6:41 PM on Nov. 6, 2008