Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 5 of 67
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    2,030

    Your take on age difference

    Hi Berries!

    I was just curious to hear your opinions on age difference. How many years would you want in between kids?

    Personally, I would like to have my kids as close together as possible. Although I know it's tough when they're really little, I think it's best in the long run because they'll have close companions. I have a sibling who is ten years younger than me, and while I of course love him, I hate that age difference! I relate to him less, and I am far more like a parent than a sibling to him. I have another sibling who is three years younger than me, and we are closer.

    Thoughts?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    846
    There are 4 and a half years between my DD#1 and DD#1. There will be minimum 2years between DD#2 and a hypothetical 3rd child. Ideally, I think 4 years is a good gap. I had enough time to enjoy DD#1 without my attention being elsewhere. Now that the baby has arrived, DD#1 is independent to do a few things for herself (brush her teeth, get into her pj's by herself) so that I don't feel like I'm taking care of two babies, if that makes sense.
    So my ideal is 3-4 years for those reasons. I do see the benefits of having kids 1-2 years apart, but it just isn't for me. I don't think I'd cope very well!
    Proud Mama to Two Perfect Little Ladies.
    Big Girl, 25.04.2007
    Small Girl, 06.09.2011


    Wanting to be Pregnant & Hoping for a 2013 Blessing.

    Alice Victoria Primrose | Annabella Sophie Faye
    Noah Gabriel Joseph | Zachary Roman James

    Vote on my name list here.


  3. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    302
    I think about 4 years is ideal. My brother is 4 and a half years younger than me and we are really good friends and have never fallen out or argued Most of the time I find siblings with about 2 years between them fall out the most because they are at a similar age and stage in life.
    Current Favourites:
    Augustus "Gus" ♥ Bramwell "Bram" ♥ Ellis ♥ Victor ♥ Walter
    Athena ♥ Dahlia "Dolly" ♥ Elinor ♥ Iris ♥ June ♥ Lucina ♥ Merrin "Merry" ♥ Mirabel ♥ Sumia ♥ Willa

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Wishing for Greece, stuck in the US
    Posts
    6,093
    I would never have children less than 2 years apart if i can help it. It can cause serious health risks for your children to have them too close together.

    That being said, I will probably try to put 2-4 years between my children, if I can help it. My sister is 10 years younger than me, and that's never been a problem really. I love taking her places and getting to do all the kid stuff with her (she's 11) that I can't do yet. I feel like helping to raise her has given me a strong base for my own children. However, I do understand feeling like a parent sometimes.

    So for me, 2-4 years it good.
    http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Blackwood/e/B00SARZLFY -- My Amazon Author Page

    Represented by:


    Proud Mama to:
    Persephone Elysia Willow -- June 5th, 2013
    Amelia Lorien Sophia -- December 2015.

  5. #9
    My oldest has one year , two year, three year, four year between her sisteres!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •