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What are good ages to separate your kids by?

I just had a baby and was wondering if 5yrs was too long

 
MzKemper

Asked by MzKemper at 9:32 PM on Jul. 3, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Do what you feel you can handle. Your kids may get along or not and their age difference won't necessairly affect that. My first 2 are 16 months apart (look like they could be twins) and get along as well as fight. 2.5 yrs later I had another and she thinks she rules the roost (her personality, lol) and 3 years later I had my last, we'll see how he fits in as he get's older.....
    AmandaH321

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 1:37 AM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • 3-4 year is good. My rule of thumb is wait until one is fully potty trained.
    GomezMami2908

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 9:34 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • there is 5 years between my first two and 2 years between the middle and the last... the oldest can be a big help, but so is the middle and him and his little brother play well together sometimes... basically u will make it work no matter what :)
    aarikalynn

    Answer by aarikalynn at 9:52 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • Mine were all three years now this one will be 5 behind.
    sugamama3

    Answer by sugamama3 at 9:57 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • I am not sure if there is a GOOD age. I have 2y 6d, 10.5m, 11m and 3y 2w. I would definitely NOT recommend months apart but, it wasn't horrible.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 9:57 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • my mom had 4 kids an i was the first then she had one 4 yrs later an then another one a year later an those to were tight close nit an gang up on me. so i say close cuz i have a daughter an my mom just had another one 16 years later an these to fight like cats an dogs but have each others back like no tomorrow.
    BOOKER123ABC

    Answer by BOOKER123ABC at 10:21 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • It really doesn't matter. Its really all in the timing. Of the conception but 3_4 good.
    Blakesgirl31

    Answer by Blakesgirl31 at 10:22 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • No.its not.
    Blakesgirl31

    Answer by Blakesgirl31 at 10:24 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • I forgot to add me and my real sister are TWENTY YEARS APART!!! Lol
    Blakesgirl31

    Answer by Blakesgirl31 at 10:27 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • There is 19.75 months between my 1st and 2nd. And there is 5.5 years between 2 & 3 because my body did't want to cooperate. It was great for the little one because he had me all to himself while the older ones were at school and had siblings evenings, weekends and vacations.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 12:26 AM on Jul. 4, 2011

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