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What's the best age gap?

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Londonmummy2012 Tue 05-Feb-13 03:48:31

Hi. My daughter is only 7 months so I'm not thinking of having another one soon, I was just wondering from all of your experiences what the best age gap? Bearing in mind in 30 and want another one under the ages of 35.

IceNoSlice Tue 05-Feb-13 04:22:34

Hi, I don't think you'll get a clear answer on this, as people's views vary enormously. Try searching old threads as I've read a few on this topic as I was curious too! People seen to say that they either:

- had them close to get the baby stage over with more quickly, so they would be able to play together, be friends, do similar activities as a family, have a shorter period of disrupted work for career reasons
- have a gap to really focus on each child being a baby, that an age gap doesn't affect whether they'll be friends, older ones can help with younger ones, less attention seeking/competition, lower childcare costs if one at school etc

For what it's worth I have a similar aged DC1 to you and we will be trying again quite soon as we'd like a smaller gap- 18mo minimum. I am 31. Also, we are thinking of maybe having more than 2 so that's also a factor for us.


IceNoSlice Tue 05-Feb-13 04:25:42

Oh and apparently there are some health reasons (for the mother) as to why a min 2 year gap is better.

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