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Best age gap between births?

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Misty posted this 16 November 2018

How long should I wait before having second child?

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Palomita posted this 16 November 2018

I think after two years is idle. The body is healed from the previous birth, and the child is a little independent. And the siblings can play together easily.

Lisa posted this 16 November 2018

I read an article recently that suggests the most ideal time to have a second child is 18 months between giving birth and getting pregnant. This for a whole host of reasons (https://www.marchofdimes.org/pregnancy/how-long-should-you-wait-before-getting-pregnant-again.aspx). 

That would mean 27-ish months between the children. This report makes me a little sad because it means I'd be giving birth to my second child at 37. YIKES!

Kate posted this 18 November 2018

I agree - two years is pretty much perfect!

Ky posted this 18 November 2018

I personally didn’t want kids to begin with but now that i’m pregnant I dont think i’ll ever stop having kids ahahah! I may be crazy but personally I want a pretty big gap between pregnancy. My husband and I have both agreed on 5 years apart, that may seem ridiculous but oh well. 

Ashely posted this 18 November 2018

I think I want my babies to be two years apart. 

Kylie posted this 18 November 2018

I would like for my babies to be a year or two apart but knowing my luck it’ll probably be sooner haha!

JC posted this 18 November 2018

one or two years apart is good!

Misty posted this 25 November 2018

My 3 kids are each 4 years apart and this gap works perfectly for our family.

Sandy posted this 26 November 2018

I've always heard two years apart as well

briana posted this 29 November 2018

If you want more kids I would do 2-4 years!

April posted this 30 November 2018

I think a lot of people do 2-3 years. Mine are exactly 2.5 years. For me the positives were still fairly close in age, my first was just about potty trained.. so a little less diaper duty, he understood certain things to be helpful and gentle... not to say there isn't some jealousy.

Jane posted this 17 January 2019

I think 2  - 3 years is ideal! Your kids can play together and also you'll have a little less work because the older kid will be a little more independent


Erin posted this 4 weeks ago

Well, in my opinion, the best age gap between siblings is 1.5 to 2.5 years. They are still close enough where they can play together but far enough that the stages are different. 3 years even works in a pinch 😉 

ANTONIA posted this 3 weeks ago

I waited 7 years , but my next ones I wanted them to be a year apart but no lucky so far so guess they will be two years apart. It will be a lot easier since she is now walking .

Nicole posted this 3 weeks ago

My sister is 4 years older and my brother is 5 years younger. I personally wish there was a 2 year gap between my oldest sibling and I because I think it would have made school a little easier. By the time I started high school, my sister had already graduated. 

Casey posted this 3 weeks ago

4 years is a great gap! The oldest was potty trained and could care for them selves on the big hitters, but still young enough that they could play and be friends. 

Ruth posted this 3 weeks ago

18 months to 2 years is a great gap. Just enough time to have similar interests, but far enough apart that they can be their own people. I do have cousins that are 11 months apart and they absolutely love it... but that is WAY too close in my opinion. I would not want to have babies that close. 

Blake posted this 3 weeks ago

I think 2 years is a good gap! I think a lot of people forget that if you have kids too close in age they sometimes fight a lot! I have 2 brothers. 1 brother is one year older and the other is 2 years older. My brother (one who is 1 year older) and I fought constantly and still don't get along very well haha. I personally think it is due to never having a break from one another. we went to the same schools, (sometimes in the same class), had mutual friends, did the same activities etc. However, my other brother and I rarely fought and have a great relationship. 

dana posted this 3 weeks ago

i always thought two years but then i heard about the terrible twos and the fact that at that age i feel like they sleep longer so you are used to now not having  a baby and sleeping through the night so i want to have them back to back 

dana posted this 3 weeks ago

oh yes the fact that they can play together will be a good thing to 

I think 2  - 3 years is ideal! Your kids can play together and also you'll have a little less work because the older kid will be a little more independent


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