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What’s the biggest age gap you have between two siblings?

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Afonavon Mon 26-Oct-20 16:41:56


My youngest child is nearly an adult but I am insanely broody. I get that it is probably my body making one final bid before the menopause! But I was wondering what’s the biggest age gap between two sibling (without a sibling in between, if that makes sense). If we were to go for another child, the gap would be 18 years!!!! What I probably need is for one of my adult children to have a baby that I can dote on, but none of my children want children, and of course that would not be a reason for them to do so, I know!

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Keep1984fiction Mon 26-Oct-20 16:52:49

22 years between friends daughter she had at Uni then the 2 boys she had at 40 and 42.

Bioprepper Mon 26-Oct-20 16:56:16

15 years between me and my sister. She wasnt planned and even though my mother loves her she said she was much harder work and she really felt drained.

Oldraver Mon 26-Oct-20 16:56:46

19.5 years

I would say if it's what you really want to do, go for it. Dotn let convention get in the way

CressidaTheHeathen Mon 26-Oct-20 16:57:22

34 years.

Devilesko Mon 26-Oct-20 16:58:19

We have 3 dc, the largest gap is 13 years. All same father.

formerbabe Mon 26-Oct-20 16:59:35

I know a woman with a 24 year age gap. Seems like madness to were free!!

TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Mon 26-Oct-20 16:59:38

There's 25 years between my relatives 2nd and 3rd dc. He has a grandson who is older than his youngest DD.

AlwaysLatte Mon 26-Oct-20 17:02:24

19 years between DS2 and DS3 (22 years between DS1 and DS4).

HelenaJustina Mon 26-Oct-20 17:03:49

23 months, 20 months, 24 months.

Woui Mon 26-Oct-20 17:21:45

13 years between mine.

iklboo Mon 26-Oct-20 17:23:59

20 years between BIL1 & BIL3.

GuyFawkesHadTheRightIdea Mon 26-Oct-20 17:31:29

15 years between my oldest and youngest

DifficultPifcultLemonDifficult Mon 26-Oct-20 17:33:21

My oldest is 19 and my youngest is 3.

He is 6ft 3" and she is teeny tiny for her age, its bloody adorable watching them playing.

BarbaraofSeville Mon 26-Oct-20 18:26:13

I know someone with a 23 YO who's just had her second a few days ago.

Sunnydaysstillhere Mon 26-Oct-20 18:27:58

Oldest was 25 when youngest was born. Dc in between though..

ramblingsonthego Mon 26-Oct-20 18:29:04

19.5 years between my first and second.

user1493494961 Mon 26-Oct-20 18:29:17

My Auntie knew someone with a 27 year age gap.

Juanbablo Mon 26-Oct-20 18:30:20

A week shy of 4 years. I enjoyed that gap but also enjoyed the 28 month gap too.

Juanbablo Mon 26-Oct-20 18:31:25

My Nan had an 18 year gap between my dad and his youngest sibling. My grandad had a 23 year gap between him and his youngest sister.

MrsM36 Mon 26-Oct-20 18:36:10

13 years between Daughter No1 & Daughter No3, 10 years & 1 week exactly between Daughter No2 & Daughter No3 & 2 years 10 mths between Daughter No1 & Daughter No2. They are 15, 12 & 2 now. Daughter No3 was our happy surprise - not at all planned but she was definitely the missing piece of our little family puzzle.

Haworthia Mon 26-Oct-20 18:37:12

10.5 years between me and my sibling. No one in between.

ThePinkGuitar Mon 26-Oct-20 18:40:50

Sil had a gap over 16 years between her dc.
I know a school mum had dd 24 when her dd was born.

tillytoodles1 Mon 26-Oct-20 18:41:48

31/2 years between my dad and his older sister. Nana we almost 49 when he was born.

optimisticpessimist01 Mon 26-Oct-20 18:42:56

I teach a girl who is 16, nearly 17, and her parents have just had a baby. She gushes about her little sibling all the time and loves helping out, and her parents appreciate the extra hands!

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