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teresafriesrn17
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Registered: ‎05-01-2014

Too close???

Hey, so I have 3 kids, and my oldest just turned 3! People always think I am crazy and maybe by now I am, we hadn't plan it like this but I am actually happy about the way it turned out!!<br><br>Any other moms with several kids close in age??
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ModChristine
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Registered: ‎05-24-2013

Re: Too close???

I think it's great!  I often wish my kids were closer in age.  They are 4.5 years apart.  :smileyhappy:

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erikarjanes
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Registered: ‎04-17-2014

Re: Too close???

You're not crazy! There are pros and cons to any age gap. This article offers some interesting perspective:

http://www.parents.com/pregnancy/considering-baby/another/best-time-to-have-2-or-3-babies/

 

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davisamanda984
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Registered: ‎05-03-2014

Re: Too close???

Certainly not crazy, the likelihood of getting kiddos out of diapers sooner and also the companionship of the siblings is going to be greater with the smaller age gaps.  I stopped at 2 and they are exactly 3 years and 3 DAYS apart, certainly not planned that way.

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cassie186
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Registered: ‎08-20-2013

Re: Too close???

Ours are 6 months closer than what we had planned. It took me awhile to get pregnant with the first and then the first try with the second and a whoops with the third (we wanted a third just 6 months later than she came). My oldest turned three very end of February, my middle is 18 months on Monday and my youngest is 4 weeks on Tuesday. Life is crazy.

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vtruschel41
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Registered: ‎05-24-2014

Re: Too close???

I have 3 little ones close in age. My oldest is 3 1/2 next is 2 1/2 and then 13 months. There is 13.5 months between #1 & #2 & 17.5 months between #2 & # 3! We love how close they all are!!!
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anu.h.rao
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Registered: ‎05-24-2014

Re: Too close???

Interesting this article does not talk about financial aspect of having kids too close. 4 yr apart gives you time to save to fund college. Also first two years daycare cost is too much. Having 4 or more years apart puts less burden on day care costs. These are few things we thought along with sleepless nights etc to decide on how close the gap you want.
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