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how old was your child before you had another?

(98 Posts)
babylove21 Sat 02-Aug-08 21:43:47

I had 18months between mine. But recently had a scare and my baby is only still a baby!
But i guess it must happen to some people, do they go ahead and how do they cope?

Fleecy Sat 02-Aug-08 21:51:06

Will be watching this wih interest! 19 months between mine - DS is only 16 weeks and I'm already broody for no. 3...

NotDoingTheHousework Sat 02-Aug-08 21:55:43

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DontNeedAnything Sat 02-Aug-08 21:56:27

15mins???!?!??!? grin

but then I waited 5yrs!!

RGPargy Sat 02-Aug-08 21:57:14

Not much help here - there's 18 years between my two!!

AbstractMouse Sat 02-Aug-08 21:57:21

Well dd was 2 years 4 months when ds was concieved, 3y 1month when he was born.

onepieceoflollipop Sat 02-Aug-08 21:58:53

3.7 year gap (by choice)

Some people seem to think it is a big issue that we had to start all over again with nappies, pram etc. We liked it that only one of the dds was so tiny and dependent and dd1 was more self sufficient by that stage.

I think that you just make the best of whatever situation you choose/find yourself in.

p.s. a friend of a friend has (apparently) a 9 month, 9 day gap between her dcs!

eidsvold Sat 02-Aug-08 22:04:25

dd1 - dd2 was 2 y 4 months

dd2 - dd3 - 2 yrs 4 months. Did not plan it that way - just the way it happened.

Nemoandthefishes Sat 02-Aug-08 22:07:35

2.2yrs between ds and dd1
12mths between dd1 and dd2

suwoo Sat 02-Aug-08 22:07:51

4 years 11 months. Would do it again too- even a larger gap <<thinks I may be 100 by then>>

ilovemydog Sat 02-Aug-08 22:10:52

20 month gap. Not planned.

Feels like I've been either pregnant or breastfeeding forever. shock

madmarriedNika Sat 02-Aug-08 22:11:23

2.2 yrs between my DC1 & DC2. Seems to work well, though ideally wanted them a little closer (20 months between my sister & I, and we get on really well- though fought quite a bit when little!)

I've a friend who had 17 months, 11 months and 2.4yrs between her 4- and although the 11 month gap was v v hard they are very close and now they are like a small tribe. I think personalities and how the parents handle the children account for a lot of how well they get on.... And also however hard you might plan for a certain gap nature has a way of thwarting those plans!

Minniethemoocher Sat 02-Aug-08 22:12:35

There will be a five year gap, not intentionally, DH and I just have the fertility of pandas.....

gemprincess Sat 02-Aug-08 22:18:29

4 year gap between 1st dd and 2nd dd
22 months between 2nd dd and 3rd dd
19 months between 3rd dd and 1st ds

Has been hard but mainly due to the fact that ds 1 has been quite poorly, i believe you cope with what ever is thrown at you. Just enjoy them.

LeonieD Sun 03-Aug-08 08:20:28

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Wisknit Sun 03-Aug-08 08:43:38

17 months between DS1 and ds2
Pregnant and will will be 20 months between ds2 and dc3.
Didn't plan it that way just get pg v.easily even when using precautions.
You just get on with it don't you?

mankyscotslass Sun 03-Aug-08 08:54:27

DS was 18.5 mths when dd arrived. She was 22 mths when youngest manky mad an appearance.
I seem to fall pregnant very easily blush.
DH was down the doctors getting booked for the snip pronto!

IdrisTheDragon Sun 03-Aug-08 09:00:49

DS was 22 months when DD was born.

lizziemun Sun 03-Aug-08 09:04:46

3.7yrs between dd1 and dd2 not through choice started ttc when dd1 was 10mths it just took that long sad.

gingeme Sun 03-Aug-08 09:06:33

15 months between ds1 and ds2
10 years between ds2and ds3
26 months between ds3 and ds4
15 months between ds4 and ds5
ds2 and ds5 were my happy accidents grin

SazzlesA Sun 03-Aug-08 09:08:46

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mummy2olivia Sun 03-Aug-08 10:09:48

My DD is 5.3 and we have been TTC no.2 for a year. Am really starting to panic and am a bit obsesses with 'age gaps'!!

Is good to see others with a bigger gap- although hope I dont get to 18 years!!


biglips Sun 03-Aug-08 10:12:37

dd will be 3.11 yrs old when this one arrived, so im gald i havent got a toddler to deal with plus a baby.

herbietea Sun 03-Aug-08 10:17:03

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Mummyfor3 Sun 03-Aug-08 10:17:12

12 months and 10 days (!!) between DS1 and 2; I found this gap v hard and would not recommend it.
4 years exactly between DS2 and 3 which made it a bit odd to be starting the whole baby thing again but I am able to enjoy DS3 more than I could No2.
Broody for DC4 but DS3 only 19 weeks old. On the other hand, I am 42 so cannot affort to wait too long if it is going to happen at all... grin

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