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when to ttc 2nd child? ♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5617 posts
21st Feb '13

im soooo broody right now, loads of my friends who have 1 yr olds are having their second baby. i keep looking at baby clothes, DS is just going into little boys clothes which arnt in the baby section now :( hes 10 months.
he was a really hard newborn and i was nervous about wanting another but hes been so good for the last 5 months and hes going to be a toddler soon.
how old was your lo when you started ttc?
what do you think would be a good age gap?

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
21st Feb '13

My last 2 babies i got pregnant when my baby was 10 months old. I think its a perfect age gap.

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
21st Feb '13

LO is three and I wanted my kids to be close at age. I was hoping to start TTCing after LO turned a year but I had a horrible labor experience and that's what scares me and it's keeping me from TTCing tbh. I don't feel mentally or emotionally ready, so now we are waiting for LO to start school and then we'll ttc.



Whenever she was born, family members gave me enough clothes and shoes for her first year and a half. So now, when I see baby's clothes it makes me want to get pregnant again and go on a baby clothes shopping spree.

Piecey. Due May 13; 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 64392 posts
status 21st Feb '13

We started trying for #2 after #1 turned 2. They are about 34 months apart. #3 we tried for after #2 was 3.5 years old. #2 and 3 are over 4 years apart. I love both of those age spaces.

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5617 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" My last 2 babies i got pregnant when my baby was 10 months old. I think its a perfect age gap."

:)
i remember when you had your son.

Mummy2mygirls Due March 3 (girl); 2 kids; United Kingdom 254 posts
21st Feb '13

m trying and my daughters 7 months x

Catie Lamkin Due March 27 (boy); 2 kids; Mount Washington, Kentucky 47 posts
21st Feb '13

Our first baby was almost 2 when we conceived our second one. Our second one was exactly 2 when we started ttc. i like 2-3 yrs age gap, that way i only have one in.diapers at a time.

Jami + 2 2 kids; Tampa, FL, United States 1591 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting ♥ axel sean n me:" im soooo broody right now, loads of my friends who have 1 yr olds are having their second baby. i keep ... [snip!] ... months and hes going to be a toddler soon. how old was your lo when you started ttc? what do you think would be a good age gap?"


my son is 28 months and we just found out were expecting again. he will be three oct 5, the babys due date is oct 20

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5617 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Heeeeeey, Sexy lady. ;):" LO is three and I wanted my kids to be close at age. I was hoping to start TTCing after LO turned a year ... [snip!] ... and a half. So now, when I see baby's clothes it makes me want to get pregnant again and go on a baby clothes shopping spree."

haha exactly!
i loved being pregnant so much really loved it and my labour although it was 32 hrs and i ended up having an episiotomy and got stuck in 2nd stage so he had the vacuum, the pushing was the worst it killed me and i was exhausted i was pushing for 1 hr and 10 mins and i gave up in the end i was way too exhausted, but i would love to go through it all again im just worried about the newborn stage again i was so close to ppd and LO screamed 24/7 and rarely slept then at 5 months he got put on losec for silent reflux he is a different baby now but still wakes at night i dont know whether to wait till he sleeps through which might not be forever or just have 2 babies that wake at night lol.
its just the newborn stage im scared of.

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5617 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Piecey.:" We started trying for #2 after #1 turned 2. They are about 34 months apart. #3 we tried for after #2 was 3.5 years old. #2 and 3 are over 4 years apart. I love both of those age spaces. "

i always liked the idea of a 2 year age gap but i dont want to get back into shape then get fat again lol.
idk so dunno what to do.

lamr - 02-08-13-21 2 kids; Crazytown, ON, Canada 5994 posts
21st Feb '13

I found out i was pregnant a week after my sons first birthday. They are 20 months apart.

XxChowderW/MayoOnTheSidex Due July 8 (girl); 1 child; Delaware 1469 posts
21st Feb '13

I wasn't ttc but my babies will be 23 months apart

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
21st Feb '13

I started TTC when DS was almost 4.

Jess✿ 3 kids; Australia 4334 posts
21st Feb '13

I started TTC when my first was 7 months, didn't fall until he was 10 months. I love their age gap.
This baby was a surprise & will be born a month before my second son turns 3.

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
21st Feb '13

When you feel ready! :)



Kees & Pierce are 17mo apart... next time i want AT LEAST 3-4 year age gap.



I feel like i need more 1 on 1 time - i kind of feel like im robbing them both of 'me' time because i can only do so much at 1 time and majority of the time now is focused on Pierce because hes got reflux & is soooo unsettled all the time (even now at 5mo)