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Too far apart in ages?? bree555 Due August 28; 1 child; 4 angel babies; United States 196 posts
28th Feb

My husband and I wanted to have our kids around 2 years apart so they'd be close. Well I'm pregnant again with a 4 year old who will be 5 in December. My due date for my little peanut is Aug 28, 2014 so they will be 4.5 almost 5 years apart. I am afraid they wont be too close... especially if it is a girl? Does anyone have siblings this far apart? How close are they and do they play ok together? 

♛ Callins' Mom 2 kids; Georgia 102 posts
28th Feb


My sibilings and I are extremely '"tight".. My brother is 39, my sis is 33, and I am 29. I have always been closest to my sis, who is 4 years older then me, mainly because she took on a motherly role, and treated me like hr little baby. when she got in her teens of course she was too "coo" for me, but we got over that and we are closer than ever. They will be fne

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11197 posts
status 28th Feb

Well me myself have siblings who are 3 years, 7 years and 11 years younger than me. We all get along fine and always did growing up. DS is 1 and prefers playing with older kids.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45869 posts
status 28th Feb

I have a 17 year old and a 3 month old.  While they don't "play" together, my older daughter loves her little sister.

My brothers are 7 years apart and very close.  At 23 and 30, they actually still live together in the same house.  My youngest brother has the basement apartment and my middle brother has the upper part with his fiance and their son.

Pregator+1 2 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 1744 posts
status 28th Feb

My daughter will be 6 a month after baby is born. She is super excited to be a big sister and help..

Mason & Carmen's Mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Michigan 3278 posts
status 28th Feb

I had my DD in aug of '12 and her brother was 4. (she 18mo now and hes almost 6) they play good together but they sure do like to pick on eachother lol. Where trying again for another one, I want my last 2 to be as close in age as I can get them.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11934 posts
28th Feb

It has to do more with personalities and individual lifestyles then it does with ages. For example, my brother whom is five years older, just gets on my nerves. He is very outgoing, and into parties. I get along better with a sister whom is 10 years older, because she more of a homebody like me. 

♥ Mrs. S ♥ Due September 20; 2 kids; Venezuela 13487 posts
status 28th Feb

My brother was born when I was 4 years old. We did not get along at all growing up. It was pretty bad. Now though we talk on the phone at least once a week. 

xoHave @ it Bitchesxo New York, 473 posts
28th Feb

My oldest was 4 when I had my youngest. Both boys and my oldest still hates his little brother, and hes been around for 17 months and very little adjustment.  My oldest is a super introvert and my youngest is a typical annoying toddler so they don't mesh well at all. Maybe with time as they get older? Thats what I'm hoping for at l

Laarnie 2 kids; Tulare, CA, United States 757 posts
status 28th Feb

Quoting sssabrinaaa:
My husband and I wanted to have our kids around 2 years apart so they'd be close. Well I'm pregnant again with a 4 year old who will be 5 in December. My due date for my little peanut is Aug 28, 2014 so they will be 4.5 almost 5 years apart. I am afraid they wont be too close... especially if it is a girl? Does anyone have siblings this far apart? How close are they and do they play ok together? 


Even if they are close in age, it doesn't guarantee that they're going to be close and will play ok together. 

✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 24298 posts
28th Feb

My oldest is 7 and my baby girl is 3 months old. So far big sis is very protective. She doesn't help much..but it's not her job so IDC. She does play with her often and will watch her if I need to grab a bottle or something.

I hope they'rclose when they're older.

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59547 posts
28th Feb

My daughter was 4 1/2 when my son was born. He's about 5 months old now, she's about to be 5 years old. They really like each other. She tries to share her toys and comfort him when he cries, he watches her and smiles at her.

My sister is 5 years older than I am, too. We get along very well.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45869 posts
status 28th Feb





Quoting Clk:
It has to do more with personalities and individual lifestyles then it does with ages. For example, my brother whom is five years older, just gets on my nerves. He is very outgoing, and into parties. I get along better with a sister whom is 10 years older, because she more of a homebody like me. 


I agree completely.

My husband is the oldest of 8 and I see this dynamic.  Two of his brothers are 13 months apart and they are complete opposites and fight like cats and dogs.  One of them is very similar in personality to my husband who is 11 years older than he is and they get along famously.

JKR 2 kids; ---------------------, TX, United States 1105 posts
status 28th Feb

My oldest DS is 8 and my youngest DS is 2. They get along for the most part very well. My oldest DS is very tolerant and helpful. My DS 2 is very demanding and hard to get along with. But DS1 says that he is his baby and helps him out and loves on him a lot. So DS 2 follows him around every where. I think a lot of it is how their personalities are.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11934 posts
28th Feb


Quoting speaktruth2powr:





I agree completely.

My husband is the oldest of 8 and I see this dynamic.  Two of his brothers are 13 months apart and they are complete opposites and fight like cats and dogs.  One of them is very similar in personality to my husband who is 11 years older than he is and they get along famously.


Yeah that is how it is with my husband and his siblings. The oldest in the family is the one he gets along with so well too. We both come from a family of five kids so personalities and lifestyles are all over the place lol. I'm hoping our girls get along because their personalities are simular.