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ideal age gap? Freespirit Due August 29; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Michigan 3465 posts
27th Feb '13

What is your ideal age gap with your kids?why? My daughter will be 3in in october thinking about ttc this summer. If i were to get pregnant rmy kiddos would be 3.5 years apart. Wondering if this would be a good spacing? My brother and I were 3 years apart and grew up super close. Would love to hear it from a parenting standpoint though...

Charlotte & Gabe 2 kids; California 14277 posts
27th Feb '13

My daughter will be 2.5 exactly when this baby gets here and i think that's perfect for me :)

Amanda.M 2 kids; St Albans, Vermont 890 posts
27th Feb '13

Me and my sister are 3 years apart and my sister and my brother are 3 years apart. My sister and I were bestfriends, we hardly ever fought. I think 3 years is perfect. I always wanted my kids to be 2-3 years apart, but it didn't work out that way. They will be 4.5 years apart. Oh well, I think my daughter will be old enough to be able to include her in a lot with the baby. She is so excited!

Charlotte & Gabe 2 kids; California 14277 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting Amanda.M:" Me and my sister are 3 years apart and my sister and my brother are 3 years apart. My sister and I were ... [snip!] ... apart. Oh well, I think my daughter will be old enough to be able to include her in a lot with the baby. She is so excited!"



Aw she will be able to help efficiently too :)
when i was in kindergarten i told everyone about my new baby sister. she's 5 years younger and were very close haha

Kelly +2 ERF/EH! 18 kids; Valdosta, Georgia 18072 posts
27th Feb '13

There are 4 years, 1 month and 5 days between Addy and Asher. We planned it that way so that she'd have solid time with us, then introduce a new baby after she started school. She is excellent with him and has not shown one bit of jealousy. She truly loves this little fat man.

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59712 posts
27th Feb '13

I do not think there is an ideal.



It completely depends on what's right for your family.



My brother and I were very close, we were 2 years apart... but DD is going to be 4 1/2 when this baby is born, and it's awesome because of how much she understands and is excited about having a sibling.

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
27th Feb '13

Our oldest two are 13 months apart. Middle and youngest are 3 years 9 months apart (4 years 10 months between 1 and 3) I personally think 3 is far enough. Our 5 year old doesn't seem to play with our 6 month old near as much as our 4 year old does.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
27th Feb '13

Idk what the 'ideal' age gap is, but from experience, I have 3, all about 2 years in between them. Right now, they're all at home with me every day, and it is very hard dealing with all of them 24/7, but I am sure I will be happier with their ages as they get older. And I am glad they are close in age and can grow up together(I had a fairly big age gap with my siblings, they were so much older I may as well have been an only child :( ).
I think a good age gap to shoot for if you want them to be close with each other is maybe 2-4 years apart. I think one year isn't too bad, but it is harder to have 2 babies as opposed to a toddler and a baby.

katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting The Doctor:" I do not think there is an ideal. It completely depends on what's right for your family. My brother ... [snip!] ... to be 4 1/2 when this baby is born, and it's awesome because of how much she understands and is excited about having a sibling."

I have to agree 100% completely. When this one is born, either end of August beginning of September, DS will be turning 5 in December. He is ALWAYS asking about the baby and when we can go get him/her lol. It's the cutest thing ever.

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59712 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting katxo[13wks]:" I have to agree 100% completely. When this one is born, either end of August beginning of September, ... [snip!] ... be turning 5 in December. He is ALWAYS asking about the baby and when we can go get him/her lol. It's the cutest thing ever."


DD is already asking what's taking so long... and we only told her this past weekend. :roll::lol:



And she thinks the doctor's gonna pull the baby out of my mouth. LMAO.



She is so excited it's adorable. :D

Charlotte & Gabe 2 kids; California 14277 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting The Doctor:" DD is already asking what's taking so long... and we only told her this past weekend. :roll::lol: ... [snip!] ... :roll::lol: And she thinks the doctor's gonna pull the baby out of my mouth. LMAO. She is so excited it's adorable. :D"


OMG she is precious lol.

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59712 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting C's Mommy +1:" OMG she is precious lol."


She is a character. :wink: haha

katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting The Doctor:" She is a character. :wink: haha"

lol I bet. Gabe is asking me if we can go right now to the doctors so they can take the baby out of my tummy because he wants to see it right now:lol: I'm like "oh no honey, you still have about 6 more months to go" lol

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting The Doctor:" She is a character. :wink: haha"


Lol too funny. I thought baby's came out of belly buttons when I was small.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
27th Feb '13

Def not 17 months!! lol



I am hoping to start TTC this summer too! In July. :)