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Age difference

Posted by on May. 7, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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For you mom's with more than one kid, how many years apart are they? What do you think the perfect age difference is?
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balagan_imma
by Bronze Member on May. 7, 2012 at 2:36 PM

20 months between 1 & 2.

5.5 years between 2 & 3.
7 years between 1 & 3.

I really don't think there is a perfect age difference. #2 was a happy accident and I wouldn't have waited 5.5 years intentionally, but it was what I got. Having them close in age has definite advantages, like getting out of diapers quickly. But my youngest also got to be an only child during the day, while his siblings were in school.

sreichelt26
by on May. 7, 2012 at 2:44 PM

we're ttc #2 right now, but we're trying to have 2-2.5 years between ezch kid. 

we based that off of the spacing in our own families and our friends and their siblings.

SexyTeacher
by Gold Member on May. 7, 2012 at 2:47 PM

I wanted mine 2-3 years apart. But I just have 1!! LOL!!

Bmat
by Barb on May. 7, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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Three years. The older one gets to be the baby for a while, and they are still old enough to play together.  Also, we only had one year overlap of the kids in college- and the expense.

acbbsmama
by on May. 7, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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 My two are 6 years apart. I love the age difference. I was able to devote myself to my DS one on one until he went into kindergarden. Then when DD was born she had my full attention while her brother was at school.

proudmommy690
by Bronze Member on May. 7, 2012 at 2:53 PM
2yrs 10 months between dd's 1&2
and
2yrs 5months between dd's 2&3
and
5yrs 3months between 1&3

i think the age difference depends on the person and how they feel.
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Firewoman33
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Mine are 4 yrs apart. I used to think 21/2 was the perfect number. Now I think it depends on the family. 4 yrs even though it wasn't planned is working out really well. 

mamaeagle216
by on May. 7, 2012 at 6:32 PM
We have two children. Our oldest, Seth, is 18 months an one week older than his baby sister Abigail.
Worked for my brother and I. So we decided that was for us.
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mommaJewels2011
by on May. 7, 2012 at 7:37 PM
That is really awesome!


Quoting mamaeagle216:

We have two children. Our oldest, Seth, is 18 months an one week older than his baby sister Abigail.

Worked for my brother and I. So we decided that was for us.

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lilmama8408
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2012 at 7:39 PM
We are having our second and they will be about a month away from 4yrs apart. It works for us
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