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First baby is an angel.. Will future babies be too?

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Hobby2014 Sat 03-Jan-15 23:49:43

DS is only 4.5 months old at the mo, so I know things can change, but so far he has been a perfect baby. Sleeping through the night, not noticing two teeth arriving etc.

We're not planning on trying for another baby yet, however, when we do, the next one isn't going to be an angel, is it? Then it'll be hell, won't it?

If I could guarantee future babies would be like him I'd have more now, but everyone's telling me that no other babies will be as good as him.

Has anybody had 2 (or more) very good babies? Or does the first one just give you a false sense of security and then a monster comes next?

Or is he going to make up for it and be a terrible toddler/teenager?!

Redtractorwontsleep Sat 03-Jan-15 23:52:11

Watching with interest! My LO same age sounds exactly like yours ! Barely gave a whimper yesterday when he had his injections. Are they going to be naughty toddlers though?!

WhenMarnieWasThere Sat 03-Jan-15 23:53:36

Nope.
The could be equally lovely, or....

Dd1 slept through the night at 8 weeks old.

DD2 slept through the night at 3 years old.

Fanjango Sat 03-Jan-15 23:55:11

I have 4 and thy were all different.
Ds1 total P&O as a baby, wouldn't sleep cried all the time. He's a teen now, can't wake the bugger up till lunch grin
Dd1 sleeps for Britain, always has right from day 1. Polite and helpful 9yo now
Ds2 (dd1s twin ) fussy and fidgety. Needed a dummy constantly and now is an argumentative little sod. He's also really kind and love him to bits (most of the time)
Dd2 was an angel from the start. Happy just to watch the others from bouncy chair. She's almost 8 and sweet, funny and flippin demanding gringrin
Yup. They are all different in their wonderful ways wink

TarkaTheOtter Sat 03-Jan-15 23:55:45

You're brave to be posting this when the angel in question is so young!

But to answer your question, I know people with 2/3 children and all have very different personalities - easy/fussy etc.

CaroleLJ Sat 03-Jan-15 23:56:46

Both my babies were damn near perfect. Great sleepers, great eaters, always happy.

F*#king nightmare as teenagers.

Clearlymisunderstood Sat 03-Jan-15 23:59:36

My first was an angel, slept through at 8 weeks always delightfully happy. My second is 7 months old now and even better tbh! She slept through at 3 weeks old and is such a laid back and happy little thing.

I'm not having anymore though, not taking a chance again grin

TweeAintMee Sun 04-Jan-15 00:00:19

Carole - I was going to say something similar!

Hobby2014 Sun 04-Jan-15 10:34:00

Hmm... so no clear pattern! grin
I know he can change, but at the mo he is perfect. I hope he stays that way!
But even if he doesn't or another baby isn't, it'll be ok, right?!

BloominNora Sun 04-Jan-15 10:39:42

My DD1 is an angel child - slept, never had a tantrum, always did as she was told. She is now a polite, well mannered, extremely well behaved and mature seven year old.

DD2 is a devil child - didn't sleep through till she was nearly three, still wakes relatively frequently now at 3.3. Massive tantrums, almost never does as she is asked or told first time of asking - nursery refer to her as 'strong willed'.

Hassled Sun 04-Jan-15 10:46:24

My DCs 1 & 3 were horrific sleepers and cranky babies, but very placid/easy toddlers. DCs 2 & 4 were great sleepers, easy babies, but became "challenging" toddlers.

Flywheel Sun 04-Jan-15 10:46:41

I had one nightmare collicky sleepless baby who was a very easy going toddler. Then a very easy going baby, who was also an easy going toddler. Then dc 3 was a very easy baby, and a very "spirited" toddler. No pattern at all

Artandco Sun 04-Jan-15 10:50:26

I have x2 ds's. 1 year apart. Apart from the odd sibling bickering they have always been fairly easy thankfully. Both have always slept well, eaten well, rarely cried etc. Now ds1 is at school he's the child who loves homework!

We have been very lucky I suppose. And we are sticking at x2 children

badRoly Sun 04-Jan-15 10:51:34

4dc here, all had their moments as babies. Still all very different and 'angelic' in different ways grin

Fwiw - the one who slept through earliest (7weeks) was probably the hardest work as a baby as he wouldn't feed or go to other people happily!

HungerKunstler Sun 04-Jan-15 10:54:45

I second the 'angel baby / hellion toddler' theory grin. My 3 year old was easy-peasy as a baby, slept through (well, 8pm-4am) from about 3 months, barely noticed him teething, almost never ill, only cried when he obviously needed something etc.

Then he turned 1 and the shit hit the fan grin. It felt like I didn't sit down or eat a meal in peace again for about a year and a half. He is great again now he is 3 but still very emotionally dialed up. So if you want a second, maybe wait and see...

DD is 2 months old and not harder work than DS really but just different - latched on better than DS from birth and feeds more easily but is clingier and self-soothes less than he did. Who knows? It's swings and roundabouts...!

LizzieMint Sun 04-Jan-15 11:01:40

No. sad
My first was an absolute angel, slept through at 10 weeks, breezed through teeth, weaning, never ill etc etc.
Second baby damn near broke me. Didn't sleep longer than 45 mins at a time, up 7-8 times a night, finally slept through for the first time at 2, but still at 7 is quite a poor sleeper.

Wonkyparsnip Sun 04-Jan-15 11:07:31

One of my best friends had a pretty easy baby but her second was a dream. This scares me as I've had a heller! And everyone keeps telling me that the second one will be easy...what if I get another screamer!!! ???

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