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Moving from 2 to 3

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MummyPig24 Thu 11-Jul-13 17:12:51

I found out on Monday that we are expecting our 3rd, and very wanted, child.

I'm looking for advice on the practicalities of having a 3rd, I assume they just slot in (I hope!)

Our children will be 6 and 4 by the time baby is born. Is there anyone with a similar age gap? How did it work out for your family? How do you fit them all in the car?

NAR4 Sun 14-Jul-13 15:00:35


My older 3 weren't the same age gap as yours (they were a bit closer in age), but we found that 3 car seats fit easily in a Citroen Picaso. It was a relatively cheap car but was very roomy, with a large boot. It saved us having to splash out on a people carrier.

I found I had to think carefully about outings to ensure none of them had the chance to run off, but that probably won't be such a problem with your older two.

Maryann1975 Sat 20-Jul-13 11:41:35

My third slotted right in to the routine of school runs, toddler groups etc. she is always a bit sad when she is by herself, she loves having her older siblings to occupy her (she is 2 now). I found things just kind of worked themselves out as we went along.

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