21 Comments

  1. I and my brother are 8 years apart. I just feel like it worked well for us. But took a toll on my mom. Mellinail parents can’t be as patient as our own parents. Your blog is so well-written!

  2. You are absolutely right ma’am. My both the daughters has an age gap of 5 years. There is so much of positive effects of this. Elder one is extremely responsible and treats her younger sibling like her own daughter.

  3. sabiha

    This is a great article Avin. It definitely makes sense to read through and ponder over the points you mentioned. And like you said, it is totally the final call of parents and one should not give into the societal pressure.

  4. There is no ideal or specific age gap, according to me at least. As and when you both agree to have a second child, it is good to go. However, one should also consider the age of the elder one… after all, the elder child should never feel neglected. 🙂

  5. Smalltownie

    I totally agree with the points you’ve given! It becomes very difficult for parents, specially mother’s to handle both small kids together 😅

  6. Seema Bardeskar

    My kids are also 5+ years apart. I wanted to wait till I felt that my daughter would be able to accept a sibling and could handle some things on her own. And it turned out to be the right decision.

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