Is it better to have kids back to back?

Is it best to have your children back to back so they grow up together?

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I had 2 within 14 months of each other. Best friends until around 8 or 9 then school friends

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Idk I have 6 back to back and my house is a zoo and a playground.Never a dull moment.I am blessed but its not easy❤

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It’s not easy but it’s amazing that they have one another mine are 15 months apart

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My girls are going to be 11 months apart, I think OBs say they would like to see 18 months because it gives your body time to heal especially after a c section

I don’t think there is a way better than another. The best way is just what you want and what you decide is best for you family!

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Yes! My boys 23month apart, cant live wthout eachother! They can live without us (parents) but without eachoter nope! All things they do together, from going to bathroom together to eating together, homework etc

I have 3 kids 5 years apart. I think no matter which way you choose to go you will have issues. The issues would be different so you need to decide what you can handle. I like that each of mine had their chance to be the baby in the family and not having 2 in high school at the same time helps out financially.

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I have a 6,4,2 and a newborn (8days old) I wouldn’t trade it for the world they keep me on my toes but I love it

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I have one older and two back to back…if I had to do it all again I wouldn’t have the age gap

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Mine are 22 months apart and it has not been easy :sweat_smile:

I have a 5 year old and a 3 year old and they fight a lot. But they are also extremely loving. It is just all about teaching them HOW they should treat each other. But they are little and learning and I can tell they mean a lot to one another. I also have my last on the way. And 2 older step daughers. All girls and all drama! It’s just about taking it day by day and overlooking the small things :two_hearts:

My son is 8, my daughter is almost 2 weeks. I felt like the toddler stages were harder and I couldn’t imagine having kids close in age. My plan was to have another once my first was out of diapers. But life doesn’t always go according to plan. I don’t like such a huge gap. But I’m glad my son can get his own cereal or make himself a sandwich. He can shower himself and goes to bed when I tell him to. Toddlers dont, and newborns are needy.

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My oldest 2 are 7 and almost 5 they have a love hate relationship but ultimately they love eachother and it is such a sweet thing to watch them play together and bond… my youngest is only 3month so we will see how a age gap is, so far it is amazing they love the baby

Mine are 31/2 years apart. Hes 3 ( 1/1/17) and my 1 month old girl ( 5/17/20)

May I suggest a puppy instead?

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I have a 3 and a 2 year old, 10 months apart. And due in less than a month with my 3rd girl. I think it’s good for them socially and learning to share, they def have their moments but I love watching their sisterly bond and I selfishly love the fact I won’t be 50+ attending graduations lol

Mine are 14 months apart and it became hell once they hit 1 and 2.

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I have two back to back and one younger. The two are very close and the little one is lonely so yes, back to back is great.

My boys are 9 years apart. They are super close. My 12 year loves going to spend the night at his brother’s house. They still had a chance to grow up together too.

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