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What's easier? Mandy Schlatterer Due March 27; 2 kids; New Port Richey, Florida 1334 posts
18th Feb '13

0-12 m
12-24 m
24-36 m
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I say infants! I have a two year old. Hardest stage yet

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 11973 posts
18th Feb '13

Infant



My son is 2 and while its more "fun" it's also more hard

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
18th Feb '13

Infants are so easy. It's when they start walking & talking that it gets hard. My LO is almost 4 & so far this is the hardest stage :lol:

pickles02030512 4 kids; Pennsylvania 331 posts
18th Feb '13

i think it depends ...im raising now a 11,9,7 year old boys and a 3 month old girl...there are days she is easyer then days them boys are like angels lol so i think its a draw

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
18th Feb '13

The first year is by far the easiest

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
18th Feb '13

My four year old is really easy. He's at that stage where he occupies himself, mostly. I think he's easier now than when he was an infant... But maybe it's just because I think he's more fun and has a little personality now?

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18064 posts
18th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ma ♥:</b>" Infants are so easy. It's when they start walking & talking that it gets hard. My LO is almost 4 & so far this is the hardest stage :lol:"</blockquote>




I second this. She's almost 5 and the most headstrong kid I've ever seen. Newborn-12 months was a freakin breeze

brodyzmom Due December 18; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Huntsville, Alabama 2792 posts
18th Feb '13

I'm gonna be the oddball and say the 24-36 months. Mainly because I finally began to get some sleep when he was that age. DS woke up every 2 hours til he was over 7 months old, and never slept through the night til he was over 2 years old.

Angela Nichols 2 kids; California 464 posts
18th Feb '13

I prefer toddlers. I have an almost 2 year old daughter and a 8 week sold son. omg i can't wait for him to be at least 6 months. lol My daughter can somewhat tell me what she wants/needs, where something hurts. She can play and do a few things for herself. SO cute! My baby boy is just a cute selfish lump of gassy sweetness.

1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
18th Feb '13

age 4 has been the hardest

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
18th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :</b>" My four year old is really easy. He's at that stage where he occupies himself, mostly. I think he's easier ... [snip!] ... easier now than when he was an infant... But maybe it's just because I think he's more fun and has a little personality now?"</blockquote>




This. My son is hilarious, never a dull moment. My newborn is boring. :P

ExhaustedMommy 4 kids; Summerfield, Florida 1396 posts
18th Feb '13

i have a 4yr old, a 2yr old, a 1 yr old, and an infant...
my 4 year old is by far the easiest.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
18th Feb '13

My daughter is 3 1/2 and I miss when she was a baby, especially when we go shopping. When she was 6 months old she never asked for everything. Now I have to fight with her every time we go to the grocery store and she wants to get some randomly overpriced stuffed animal or silly straw or cup.
And chase her to get her to change her clothes.
And fight with her to let me brush her hair.
And try to keep her from dragging things out of my cabinets and closet.



Yeah, babies are definitely easier. :P

1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
18th Feb '13

see i feel like 1-3 my son was so good, and then once he hit 4 it was finally payback time. the tantrums, talking back and attitude all started since i had it easy up until then

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22815 posts
18th Feb '13

over 3!
my baby had prolonged colic so the infant stage was awful.
During the toddler stage, my LO was NOT independent at all.
After 3 things began to go from OK to great. Now that she is 4 i cant say enough wonderful things about her :-)
She is not independent, but she will occupy herself for short periods of time. And, she can handle correction well instead of upsets and drama of her toddlerhood. Each day i marvel at how far we have come!