When to have more after twins?

(6 Posts)
SpocksThirdEar Tue 31-Dec-13 23:04:14

My twins were 3 when the next one arrived. I found it the perfect age gap - they were toilet trained, out of a pushchair, at pre-school, that bit more independent.

Mandy21 Mon 30-Dec-13 20:44:55

Twins were 4 when Number 3 arrived. Wanted a smaller age gap but for us, it worked our perfectly. I was on maternity leave for the whole of their 1st year at school and newborn baby was easy to fit into school routine. Made school a very easy transition for them, I was a school ground mum for a year, made a ton of mum friends that I've maintained since. Lots of playdates etc.

MultipleMama Sun 29-Dec-13 22:41:02

Again personal choice. We wanted small age gaps. We wanted to wait 'til twins (DC3&4) were 6mo old before trying and to our surprise another twin PG! This time we're giving my body a rest and trying again closer to the youngest twins' first b.day smile I have 6DC 5yr & younger.

Congrats on your babies! X

jellybeans Thu 26-Dec-13 14:00:10

I think a 2.5 to 3 yr gap is great. I have 5, twins were number 3&4. First 4 were close in age and it is much easier as they play together.

HorsePetal Thu 26-Dec-13 13:58:25

Very personal choice OP - we started with twins and then followed with two more. We had 4 children under 5.

It was tough financially and practically but it was what we wanted. They are all terns now grin

Linguaphile Thu 26-Dec-13 13:43:49

So, DH and I had a pregnancy scare a few weeks ago (3 months post-partum with our twins--eek!!!), and it got me to thinking... When is the ideal time to have more kids after twins? We know we want more, but would it be better to keep them close together so that they all feel close, or give ourselves more of a gap so that the house isn't total pandemonium?

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