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Timing for a second baby?
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MummytoP18 · 14/08/2020 23:32

I’m totally torn right now with when to start ttc a second baby. My little girl is 2 years 4 months and I’ve been feeling very broody and have the urge to give her a sibling. I just cannot decide when is the right time, I feel like this is a harder decision than going in for the first baby.
Do we go for it now and have a 3 year gap and still have them relatively close or do I try and hold out until she will be school age to make my life a little easier with having her at school so more time in the week with just one child and less childcare issues when I go back to work? What are your experiences?

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KangarooLady · 16/08/2020 16:13

We started ttc twin dd2 and ds when dd1 was a similar age, we did find it easier with a 3 year gap as she went to preschool when she was 3, so it was easier to look after the twins. I would definitely consider preschool if you can do the drop off/pick up times. Dd1 is now 11 and the twins are now 8, they are very close with each other and keep each other company. I think we made the right decision, had they been one or two years further apart they probably wouldn't be as close as they are now. I would go for it, your dd will have company and a playmate

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peajotter · 17/08/2020 21:49

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