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So our DD is 4 and a half mnths old, before she was born i wanted an age gap of about 3 years.... but now i want an age gap of 1 and a half years...
we have brought our 1st home and move in 2 mnths and might start trying then.

what age gaps do you have between your babies?
what do you think is a good age gap?
and how hard is it with a age gap of 1 and a half years?

sorry about the questions!
juat want to hear others opinions and advice.. thanks smile
Ds1 and DS2 there is 20 months between them and it's great I wouldn't have it any other way. They get on really well I could ask for a better pair really DS1 loves his brother and vice versa. The onle down fall probably is that haveing two babes in nappies can be expensive. I wouldn't change them for the world and ther can grow up together.

So our DD is 4 and a half mnths old, before she was born i wanted an age gap of about 3 years.... but now i want an age gap of 1 and a half years...
we have brought our 1st home and move in 2 mnths and might start trying then.

what age gaps do you have between your babies?
what do you think is a good age gap?
and how hard is it with a age gap of 1 and a half years?

sorry about the questions!
juat want to hear others opinions and advice.. thanks smile


I have 22 months between my DS1 and DS2 and i think its perfect!! Its hard to get a routine, and its twice the nappy changes, but it really is a good gap as there was no jealousy from DS1, coz he isnt old enough to really understand much and he loves his brother, gives him kisses all the time.
It takes time, but its worth it. smile One suggestion is to make sure you spend alot of time with ur DD when #2 comes along.

Good Luck with your decision smile

So our DD is 4 and a half mnths old, before she was born i wanted an age gap of about 3 years.... but now i want an age gap of 1 and a half years...
we have brought our 1st home and move in 2 mnths and might start trying then.

what age gaps do you have between your babies?
what do you think is a good age gap?
and how hard is it with a age gap of 1 and a half years?

sorry about the questions!
juat want to hear others opinions and advice.. thanks smile



my oldest is 13yrs old cory
my daughter would have been 10yrs shes resting in heaven
i also have 5 month old son casey

So our DD is 4 and a half mnths old, before she was born i wanted an age gap of about 3 years.... but now i want an age gap of 1 and a half years...
we have brought our 1st home and move in 2 mnths and might start trying then.

what age gaps do you have between your babies?
what do you think is a good age gap?
and how hard is it with a age gap of 1 and a half years?

sorry about the questions!
juat want to hear others opinions and advice.. thanks smile



my oldest is 13yrs old cory
my daughter would have been 10yrs shes resting in heaven
i also have 5 month old son casey

So our DD is 4 and a half mnths old, before she was born i wanted an age gap of about 3 years.... but now i want an age gap of 1 and a half years...
we have brought our 1st home and move in 2 mnths and might start trying then.

what age gaps do you have between your babies?
what do you think is a good age gap?
and how hard is it with a age gap of 1 and a half years?

sorry about the questions!
juat want to hear others opinions and advice.. thanks smile

I have four darlings, and they are a gap of 2 years.
I wouldnt leave more then 2 years between children, that way the older child is at an age that can cope with amusing themselfs for 5 minutes while you tend to babies nappy, and or can help with the care of the new baby. Then there is relationship between the children, think about when they are older, much older, they play nicely together, can be into the same age range of interests, can share clothes haha.. sure the fight what sibling doesnt, but they also can stick up for one another and value eachother.
My boys are the best of friends being two years apart, they are eachothers side kicks, its really beautiful, then I have my two girls, they are really getting to the stage they love to play dolls together nicely, and can laugh together, they share a room and its their own special space they have together. I take my hat off to mums with children all very young and close together.. they are the real medal winners.
We have 2 years 8 months between our girls (now 4 years and 17 months) and if we ever have another i'd say the gap will be 3 - 3 1/2 years. For us the gap is perfect, DD1 was very independent by the time DD2 came along but they are still close enough in age to play together. I had a troublesome pregnancy with DD2 and I could not have got through my pregnancy with a baby to look after. Good luck with the TTC, i'm sure whatever gap you choose will be right for you.
There is 2yrs 10months between my kids, I wish they would have been closer together but unfortunately it took 13months to conceive DS!

I think the age gap we have is too big, DD gets extremely jealous as she understands what's going on, and she's all into playing and doing arts and crafts and what not and I don't have as much time to spend with her doing those things atm as DS requires alot of attention still!

At least if they were closer in age DD wouldn't mind so much and wouldn't have had as much time as the only child and she wouldn't have been quite as spoilt, plus she wouldn't really be old enough to get jealous of another baby!

Good luck TTC grin
thanks! smile

yes i agree about the older child knowing they are the only 1 and now they have to share you...

Im scared of it taking a long time to conceive!
There is 15 years between me and my brother. Mum had me when she was 19 and Jaiden when she was 34.. smile
There is 18months between DS1 and DS2. It was hard at first with getting little to no sleep from getting up to feeds and then getting up to an active 18month old. And the cost of 2 being in nappies but I wouldn't have it any other way. We are TTC bub #3. DS2 will be 2 in Jan next year and I'm hoping to fall soon as I didn't want such a big age gap but it took a while to decide if we were going to TTC #3. Don't get me wrong I'm still happy with the age gap but I feel that people who have a big age gap of 3+ years would/could have problems with the kid being jealous of the newborn getting all the attention but that's my opinion.

There is 4 1/2 years between my older brother and me and I found that it was hard when I was in my teens and wanted to do stuff with him but he didn't want me to tag along with him and his friends. I also have a little brother and there is 11 years between us. My Mum and Dad got told when I was 2 that there was no way that they would fall pregnant again and when she went to the dr and told him how she felt he told her that she was pregnant and she told him that there was no way but sure enough she was pregnant. She was 36. When my Mum was 36 weeks along Mum knew that something was worng and went to the hospital and they couldn't find his heart beat so he was born my emergency c-section. My little brother was born with Mild Cerebral Palsy and he also has ADHD and he also has epilepsy and is on 10 differnt kinds of tablets a day. He had a mini stoke in my Mum's womb and they are not sure if it was to do with her age or not. So I think that's why plus the age gap that find it hard to talk to him as I'm 26 with 2 kids and he is 15 and in school.

Good Luck with TTC grin








thanks! smile

yes i agree about the older child knowing they are the only 1 and now they have to share you...


I agree! My DS is 9yrs old and my DD is 18mths tomorrow and I reckon thats how he feels.

I plan to have my 3rd child when DD goes to kindy wink or until we buy a 2nd house..god knows when that will be! <img src='https://www.huggies.com.au/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' /> roll eyes So whatever happens...happens!
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