nesspop *team Blue* (335.6 days ago) my boys are 20 months apart, was easy in the beginning,had a few months where the older would get frustrated with the younger. but now DS2 is 2yrs they are playing together & getting along well, havent used my pram/ stroller in a few months :) will be very easy next year ;)
Bri (335.9 days ago) I have three boys (26 and 27 months apart). I go back and forth. I love having them two years apart but it`s really rough in the beginning! The first two weren`t so difficult but now I have a newborn, a two year old and a four year old. My oldest is great although it`s hard on him when I`m exhausted and he has to be dragged everywhere that he doesn`t want to be. It`s hard for my two year old because he`s in the `no stage` full swing. It`s wearing on me. And then I have a demanding newborn. He doesn`t like to be put down and he nurses all the time. To make matters worse my husband travels quite a bit throughout the week. I`m exhausted and need a break. BUT...I know it won`t always be like that. My two older boys play together and they all really love each other even they are fighting. Most of my baby`s smiles go to my oldest son. He adores him. I think in another two years I will really like them being two years apart but right now I`m overwhelmed. People told me that moving to two is hard because you have to learn how to balance and multitask but moving to a third is easy since you already have a rhythm down. I disagree, two is easy because you have two hands. Three is much harder because someone is always left out. Knowing now what I do I probably would have waited one more year before having Joshua. That would mean my middle child would be starting preschool in the fall and my oldest would be starting kindergarten. I would have time with just the baby and maybe get in a nap or two. HAHA!
savedbygrace (336.1 days ago) My oldest just turned 7 and my middle son will be 4 july 10. So thats 3 yrs. I love the age difference, not to close but not far apart, just right! They love each other and play good together and of course they fight too! Thats what brothers do! Now They have a lil brother who is almost 8 wks!
rubes (337.5 days ago) My daughter was born January 1st, 2010. My son was born December 31st, 2011. They are literally a few hours shy of being exactly 2 years apart. It`s been the hardest thing I`ve ever had to do. I love that they are close in age, but it was very hard to get one-on-one time with my daughter for the longest time. He was and is still is on occassion a very dependant baby, my daughter isn`t dependant, but is very demanding and requires much stimulis. It was very hard to juggle both their needs and the house, and my husband was in and out of hospital too for the first few months of my son`s birth. My son was an eager breastfeeder, who literally wouldn`t stop feeding. My daughter suffered allot, I feel.
ladykilla421 (338 days ago) I have a 5 month old and a 3 year old. I like the age difference. I have 18 months at home with both girls before my eldest starts school. Then I will have 2.5 years at home with just my youngest before shes off to school. I get to have spent the same amount of time with each girl before she is off to school. Also I only really have 18 months of absolute mad-houseness with two kids. I dont know if that makes sense.
ohitsashoe *PINK* (338.7 days ago) I have an almost 5 year old, a 3 1/2 year old, a 1 year old and I`m pregnant. It can be difficult some days, but I love having them all young at once. Soon enough I will have all of them out of the baby stage at the same time. My kids get along really well and love playing with each other.
RobinG (338.7 days ago) My kids are 16, 12 and 4 and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the age spread and they are still very close :)
KR (339 days ago) I have two that are 20 months apart. I love the 2 yr age gap. I think its perfect and agree with the majority of comments. I believe growing up together will make them closer. Anything 5 yrs plus makes it more difficult to bond. IMO even when a baby is born, it takes about a year for that baby to start bonding and playing with its sibling to the point of really understanding the bond. So a 1 yr old and a 5 yr old are most likely not going to have much in common, and i imagine the 5 yr old getting bored after short time periods together.
letthisonestick (339.1 days ago) Mine are 3 years apart and I love it. The oldest is able to take care of himself like pottying and waiting for me to help him. He went to preschool right after bubs was born so that has occupied him and it`s given us to have time with the baby.
jab-tj*blue* (339.2 days ago) I have a 2 and 4 year old and 1 one the way! Its kinda hard but I would rather them all growing up together close in age the 5 and 10 years apart! I feel like the bigger the gap the less growing together and being close! Just my opinion!
FarisMama (339.3 days ago) I have 3 kids and one on the way. I got a 4 yr old 3 yr old (10 months apart) a one yr old (so 2.5 yrs apart from the 3 yr old and wen the baby is born my youngest b 19 months apart so I kinda got the range :) I love the 10 month age gap it`s like they twins almost haha. Once one gets thru a stage the next one is in it. Wen they were both around 2 and learning how to share that was the roughest. My 2.5 age gap is ok too. My 1 yr old and 3 yr old play great most the time. I`m glad my next 2 are closer in age than that tho. My sister and I are 21 months apart and really close it was nice. I like the closer age gap...a lil harder on mom haha but it`s worth it!!
jamie86 (339.3 days ago) I have two that are 2 years and 11 days apart and another on the way, there will be 19 months between my two youngest. I love the 2 yr age gap, my son and daughter play together very well but they are also independent and like to do their own thing too.
BabySchofield (339.4 days ago) I have three children and we are planning on having just one more, but I`m not sure exactly when to plan it. I have a 7 year old a 3 1/2 year old and a 1 year old....my 7 year old and my 3 1/2 year old are almost 4 years apart and I hate their ag gap, all they do is fight all the time. I don`t know if it`s the age gap or if it`s because they are of the opposite gender, but they rarely play nice together. On the other hand my 1 year old was born whn my son was 2 1/2 and I loooove their ag gap, when my baby was born my son was just potty trained so I didn`t have double the diapers and now that my baby boy is 1 they play together perfectly and just adore eachother, but there it is again, idk if it`s the age gap or if it`s because they are both boys...my oldest adores my youngest because she`s so much older but I don`t want to wait until my youngest is 6 to have my last one. So ladies I am looking for opinions and experiences so I can weigh the pros and cons while deciding when to have our last one...Thanks ladies for any advice you might have for me :)