My son is 3 and we sometimes toss back and forth having another child but, he HATES little kids.. My mom has watched 2 babies until they were 18 months since he has been born and he can't stand them, won't share, pushes or hits them etc.. he has no problem with other kids that are his age or older, even at Daycare where there is a wide range of ages.. as long as they are older...he is not a child to not share or to be mean like that so It shocks everyone each time.. well since this is the week of the holidays, I had to have my mom watch him while she also has the 17 month old there - ugh.. each time she's had to watch him with the baby there, I get a report of bad behavior.. makes me think it would just be trouble to have another baby.. anyone elses child do this?
My opinion is different than the previous posters. Just for your own sanity, since he is going through the terrible 3's like most kids do, I would wait another year until he's 4. He will be a little more mature, understand things more and be in pre-K or approaching kindergarten so you will have it a little easier with a new baby and you will have more time during the day for the new baby too. My Son was 4 in Oct. & I just found out that I'm pregnant and it seems like the perfect time now for me. From 3 to 4 or 41/2 makes a big difference in behavior and understanding. At least it did for my Son.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:02 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
I agree with ILovemyPaulie. Also, if you continue to work daycare cost won't be as hard on your budget if you have one in school.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 2:13 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by arenad at 1:33 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
I wouldn't base my decision on having more children on an older one, you sound like you have a handle on him and he would get used to having a sibling and you would teach him what is appropriate. I agree that he will adjust. Good luck to you :0)
Answer by bjojola at 1:46 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by dutchcanadain at 1:51 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 4:09 PM on Dec. 28, 2010