How hard is it going from two kids to three?

Just a quick question, going from 2 kids to 3 kids? How difficult is it? I have five years old, almost two years old. I really want another baby? But I don’t know how difficult it could be? Even with two kids, I lose my mind sometimes. I love them, dearly! Please help me!


Don’t forget about the middle child… I hear once you have 3 you might as well have 5. Not playing because it’s easy after 3

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Lol oo its lovely…they have someone to always hang with…but that includes fights and arguing over petty shit allllll day long

That depends solely on you, your attitude, your parenting style, your level of patience, etc.
For me there was no difference in the 3rd, 4th, even 5th kid but I know plenty of people that can’t handle one lol

I have 4 with #5 on the way it wasn’t too hard but as they got older it did get harder especially as a single mother but now I’m no longer a single mother which makes it a little easier

My first 2 we 5 &6 when I became pregnant with my 3rd and I’m so happy with the age gap the first 2 fight constantly but are both great with their baby sister

Going from 3 to 4…was very challenging for me! I remember going to Walmart for the first time when my son was a few weeks old and I had all the kids with me. I left crying!!! Lol… baby (#4) was screaming, #3 was grabbing stuff, she was 4, and #2 was complaining, she was 7, and my oldest was 15… I left thinking, Id never be able to shop again, or go out in public without help ever again… lol!! Fast foward 13 years. We added a #5 unexpectedly when I was 43!!! So, my oldest 2 are grown and on their own. I have a 16 year old, a 13 year old with special needs and diabetes and a 2 year old!!! I’m still struggling. Lol!! Said all that to say this… you’ll adapt. There’s no perfect or easier number or order. You’ll just figure it out. Go for it!


I have two that are 5 and 3! But i have 6 niece’s and nephews that are around allot! Honestly one more doesn’t make much difference. :joy: You have so much experience by now is second nature, and especially as the older ones get more independent! We are planning on having another one soon too! Good luck :heart:

My mom (6 kids) said once you have more kids, than you have hands, it’s all the same.

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After having my third I understand why my mom just pretty much laid down and gave up after 5.

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I have a 6 year old, a 2 year old, and a 12 month old. It’s hard at first. But after you get used to it, it gets easier. :heart:

It’s not. 1 to 2 kids are hard, but 2 to 3 is fine, I would suggest having a 4th tho. One is always left out! If you have 3 might as well have 4. I had my tubes tied at 3 and regret it so bad. I would have went for one more!

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I was wondering the same…

3 is easy, 4 is hell.


Have your 3rd I swear it gets easier the new baby just slides in there within a wk you’ll wonder how u done it but you do , I had 5 under 7 yrs old , they just slip in and life goes on

The rule of three, is real. Have 4…

My 3 were just about all 3ish years apart…having 2 was like ok I got this and then I had another and it was chaos. They’re now all in double digits…2 teens and a 10 yr old, it’s still chaos but it’s the best chaos in the world.

I have a 5yo girl, a 2yo boy and an 8mo girl. Its okay but im also a sahm and i do doordash for work so majority of the time im dashing and theyre riding taking up my whole backseat. Every mom is different and my kids are not in daycare or go to any familys houses because i cannot afford that and my family has a lot of problems which are reasons why i refuse to let my kids over there especially unsupervised (by me or my husband, mainly him because they hate me too :joy:) but this aint about them or all that.

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Its tough. Laundry for 5 will leave you with piles for days. Some days youll want to say fu(k it to all the household chores, and not cook a damn thing for dinner but order takeout instead. I love my kids to death wouldnt trade them for anything. Mom life of 3 is like having a mini petting zoo. Amazing but things can get crazy

Going from 2 to 3 was my easiest transition yet.

I have 3 kids 6, 3 and 5 months at times it hard but at times its easy it gets easier as months go bye and you get into a routine with them all