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How many years are between your LOs? (Poll included)


 

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Question: What do you feel a comfortable age difference between siblings are?

Options:

less than 18 months

18 months to 2.5 years

3 to 5 years

5 to 8 years

Age difference doesn't matter


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Total Votes: 187

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 As I was  online last night, I came across a great question. What do you feel is a comfortable age difference between siblings? The most popular answer was 18 months to 2.5 years apart. In my opinion, I believe that the closer in age the children are the better, however, I was 9 years apart from my youngest brother and 8 years apart from my middle brother. So I never had the close in age sibling. I think that the age difference between us doesn't change anything, if anything it has helped me and my youngest brother. If he needs advice and doesn't feel comfortable talking to our parents, he will talk to me. I feel that it is best for him because he can still get an adult opinion without feeling embarrassed or feel that he is being judged. BTW, youngest brother is 14 and I am 23.

DF and I are TTC baby #2 and our children will be almost three years apart.   :D

CafeMom Tickers
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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was2now3
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 12:40 PM
My oldest 2 are 20 months apart, and my dd and this baby will be 4 years apart
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la_bella_vita
by Platinum Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 12:48 PM

 2 years apart

1.5 years apart

Lorelai_Nicole
by Lorelai on Jan. 6, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Between #1 and #2: 4 1/2 years

Between #2 and #3: 3 1/2 years

Between #3 and #4/#5 (twins): 4 1/2 years
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mrssummerlin
by Silver Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 12:51 PM
I think 3 years is a good gap.
However, if this baby bean stick then my DD will be a few months shy of 5 when the baby is born.
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Kylie819
by Emerald Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 12:52 PM
There's no option for more than 8 years...

DD is 11 and we have been TTC #2 for a long time.
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layawatling
by Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 12:53 PM

My dd's are 21 months apart

cbk_mom3
by Mendy on Jan. 6, 2013 at 12:53 PM

I had my 2 older kids with my 1st husband. They are 2 and half years apart. Then we divorced,and I met my current husband. We had our son when the two older ones were 9 and 6. They both thought it was pretty cool having a baby brother, and were (and always have been) a big help to me. When my daughter was born, like I said, my older son was 2 and half. A little young to do much, but he would get me diapers, wipes, such to help with his baby sister. All 3 of them are very close, they are now 28, 25, and 19.

MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Jan. 6, 2013 at 12:53 PM

17 months

Kitschy
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 12:53 PM

2 years 2 months. :) just as planned

brebugmom91
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 12:54 PM
I think 3-5 years is best. Imo its not fair to your kids to have two babies. Its better to be able to give a baby all the attention he or she deserves. I know somebody will get all offended, but that's how I feel.

Eta. Mine are 4 years apart.
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