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WHATS THE BEST AGE TO HAVE A CHILD ?

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damionsmommy2

Asked by damionsmommy2 at 9:59 AM on Apr. 3, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I don't think there's a best age to have a child, a mother can be a great mother at age 15, or at 55. Just all depends on the mother itself I think.
    knicole0708

    Answer by knicole0708 at 10:01 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • When you're ready to have one. For some women that's 20 and others it's 40. No one can really tell you what the "best" age is. Biologically speaking it's some time before 35, although with today's technology you can have a healthy baby at any age.
    Annabel1809Lee

    Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 10:01 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Between 18 and 22. I had my third child at 27 and I feel like I was way to old to be having another child.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:03 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • well i was twenty with my first and now im 24 with my second and my husbands granma is saying we are crazy and we should wait but i dont want my kids that far apart in age .
    damionsmommy2

    Comment by damionsmommy2 (original poster) at 10:05 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • I prefer being a younger mom. I had both of my girls before my 22 birthday. My husband's mom was in her late 40s when he was born and that's just way too old IMO. Once his dad passed away his mom because a huge burden to him - and he was still in his 20s.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 10:06 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • i had my kids 19 21 an 23. i love it.
    3HappylKidds

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 10:07 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • It's when the individual is "ready".
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:10 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Whatever age works for you is the best age. I wanted my kids by the time I was 30 so I could be a young grandma someday. It was right for me. I have a friend who is 40 and having her second. That is what is right for her. GL
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 10:10 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Not a perfect age. Whenever is best for you.
    pookiekins34

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 10:11 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Well 15 is not a good age to be having kids,your still a kid for crying out loud. I say 18+ I have a 13 yr old daughter and I hope and pray she doesn't get knocked up that young. I want her to be a kid and hang out with her friends not worry about being pregnant.
    MarGeee

    Answer by MarGeee at 10:15 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

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