Toddlers & Older Children <
06/04/2013 at 21:52
07/04/2013 at 11:26
I have a 21mth age gap between my 2 girls. There are challenges having 2 close in age such as entertaining your eldest whilst trying to feed your youngest, changing/cleaning/bathing 2 in place of one, putting 2 to bed, getting 2 ready to go out...
Is it hard?...It generally comes down to how you handle it, you manage because you have to & you'll probably find you become more strict upon routines but for the extra hard work you get the extra rewards of seeing 2 happy, smiling faces & getting all those extra cuddles.
In short, as long as you know your limits, don't be afraid to ask for help/support from friends & family when you need it & you'll manage just fine. Best wishes.
08/04/2013 at 10:14
17/04/2013 at 20:46
18/04/2013 at 10:48
09/07/2013 at 20:24
Nice thread as i was wondering just the same. I have a 3 year old who is very hard work but we are considering child number 2!!!
09/07/2013 at 20:42
My lo will be just over 4.5 when number 2 comes along. I think it's a perfect gap for us as she'll be settled in at school by next feb so I can have day time with baby and evening with my daughter x
12/07/2013 at 18:21
It is really hard in the beginning, but eventually they get to the age where they can actually start helping take care of the other kids and that is something great. I don't know how it could be done with just two parents, when one is at work most of the time. Best of luck!
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