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When to TTC Anna Leah's Mommy ♥ 1 child; Ontario 544 posts
5th Feb '13

So after we had said we only wanted one for the longest time, we have decided we would like to try for another baby. DD will be a year old next week, and I think that when she turns 18 months is when we should start trying. Some people say it's too soon. Idk, what are your opinions?

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
5th Feb '13

After my first, I would like another by the time he/she is a year and a half-two years old. I would like my children to grow up close in age.

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
5th Feb '13

its really a personal expierence.. my daughter is almost 4 and i feel its a good age gap.. however a year before or a yr after would be ok too in my opinion..



but when my daughter was 1.5 i wasnt in a place in my life where i needed 2 kids.



if your ready go for it.

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4395 posts
5th Feb '13

Personally, I wish I would have waited until my kids were out of diapers before adding another one but its really what you want. Its ultimately your choice in the end, nobody else's. If I do ever have another one Im definitely waiting until my youngest(now 13 months old) is out of diapers though. I have been changing diapers for almost 7 years and need a break lol

Buckeye Due August 13; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Mt Gilead, Ohio 882 posts
5th Feb '13

Well, my first two are 14 months apart and my second and third are 3 1/2 years apart. The first two are really close and play good, but also fight and the first year was really hard. My third plays with the second a little, but he is still only 1 and my second is 4. It is easier to get things done, but they are also at way different stages. I think that there is no perfect age gap. They all have pros and cons. We are going to have a fourth and are going to start trying when a number 3 is around 18 months.

Anna Leah's Mommy ♥ 1 child; Ontario 544 posts
5th Feb '13

I do like the closeness in age as well. We only want two, final decision lol. I am just really scared I would end up with another colic baby again, and just got out of it after a long 10 months. We want to start TTC at around 18 months, so it may take a very long time to get pregnant, who knows.

mmmc15 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Wyoming 708 posts
5th Feb '13

My first and second are four and a half years apart. My Second and third are almost 20 mo apart. I have preferred having them close together. It is so much easier to get back into the swing if having a baby when you still have a little one. My little ones are also best friends. They absolutely love each other. Someone told me that it is nice having them close because the older one won't remember what it is like not having the baby around. We are currently trying for number four and our littlest is 14 mo. If you feel like you are ready for another in a few months go for it! Good luck.

Anna Leah's Mommy ♥ 1 child; Ontario 544 posts
5th Feb '13

Thanks for all your opinions, I really think that having them closer together will be best for us. Anna is a very outgoing little girl, and loves playing with other babies, and I think a sibling close in age would be perfect for her. :)