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obsessedwithsleep · 15/09/2022 08:44

I haven't explained myself very clearly in the title as I didn't know how to phrase it.

Basically, which transition did you find hardest? Was it going from no children to one, one to two or two to three?

Or more!

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OnlyMeIJustChangedMyName · 15/09/2022 08:52

None to one.

CandyLeBonBon · 15/09/2022 08:53

None to one

CandyLeBonBon · 15/09/2022 08:53

Got three in total. First was definitely the hardest

Glitterbaby17 · 15/09/2022 08:54

One to two - not being able to meet both of their needs some of the time is really hard

justanothermanicmonday21 · 15/09/2022 08:54

One to two, balancing them both and spreading my time. I now have four and find it's actually much easier and I'm more relaxed.

Flatandhappy · 15/09/2022 08:54

One to one definitely hardest. I have three.

OnlyMeIJustChangedMyName · 15/09/2022 08:56

Yeah I'd say at first having the 2nd was OK as he slept a lot. Then there was a short phase of him being needy in terms of unable to play unaided. Then we entered a phase of them playing together, which emerged properly at about 15 months. Gives me more opportunity for a cuppa than when I just had one.

Chickpea17 · 15/09/2022 08:56

3 to 4 so far I'm hoping things will change soon 😫

Somethingsnappy · 15/09/2022 08:57

I have 4 children, and I found it the hardest going from one to two! I had figured out techniques by the time I went from two to three, and then three to four!

CatsandDogs22 · 15/09/2022 08:57

None to one, though 1 to 3 wasn’t a walk in the park. Could not tell you what having 2 kids is like.

DownToTheSeaAgain · 15/09/2022 08:57

We went 0 to 2. That was hard but the hardest bit was 4 under 5. Just not enough thanks.

Somethingsnappy · 15/09/2022 08:59

justanothermanicmonday21 · 15/09/2022 08:54

One to two, balancing them both and spreading my time. I now have four and find it's actually much easier and I'm more relaxed.


womaninatightspot · 15/09/2022 08:59

Going from two to four (twins) like a pp we had four under five and it was brutal tbh.

Onlyforcake · 15/09/2022 08:59

Two to three. But there was a huge gap. There was a bit of 'starting from scratch and a lot of juggling children with very different needs in terms of meals, support, entertainment.

womaninatightspot · 15/09/2022 09:00

I would say now they are 7-12 it’s actually fairly easy, lost school ties and much taxiing around aside.

GiantTortoise · 15/09/2022 09:03

None to 1 was the hardest as it was such a big change!

2 to 3 was also really hard, mainly because my DC3 was the worst sleeper of the three.

1 to 2 was easy for me.

User1563 · 15/09/2022 09:03

2 to 3 .

nopenotplaying · 15/09/2022 09:05

3 to 5 (twins) I'm exhausted all the time

Loopielu · 15/09/2022 09:07

Two to three, with a big gap. It nearly killed me, had horrendous PND.

blondie87 · 15/09/2022 09:09

None to one. Whole new way of being.

Windowtea · 15/09/2022 09:09

None to one.

We had a close age gap though. I'd probably struggle going back to the baby stage with a child older than 4YO.

PenTantrum · 15/09/2022 09:10

Not hard, but 0 to 1 changed our lives a lot. Not unexpected though. 😂 1 to 2 was really easy, our lives were already centred around our child and we were used to it.

FrequentUser2022 · 15/09/2022 09:11

None to one was extremely hard for me. Number two just slotted into number one's routine as had a small age gap. I think I'd struggle if I had anymore than 2.

LongLostTeacher · 15/09/2022 09:20


I now have three.

Poniesandgin · 15/09/2022 09:21

0-1 was hard.
1-2 not so bad but I had a huge age gap so DC1 able to do lots for themselves plus at school during the day.

Expecting dc3 with a tiny gap (18m) and I’m terrified!!!!

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