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When is the right time to have a second baby!? My daughter is currently 17 months and I am really overthinking age gaps. Would love to know other people’s experiences or things they considered before making the decision to have another.

Hey! I have a 13 month old and am currently 12 weeks pregnant. I think it’s great to have them close together! It’s very common. It will be hard work, but worth it for your little one to have a sibling. They say wait 18 months until trying for another baby so your body can fully recover from birth, but that's just a guideline and if you'd like another one, go for it!

Mum
Mum of 1

My thoughts are that you can't really plan these things too much. The best you can do is decide on a time when you would he happy to conceive again (finances/career/health, etc) and then let nature take its course. I don't think there is a perfect age gap and you might not conceive when you plan to anyway! It will all work out how it is supposed to.

I’m currently pregnant now and due in November. My daughter will be turning three in November so a three year age gap, which me and my sister are! Me and my sister are best friends so hoping my two will be too!

Pregnant mum of 1