Recently, many people have been asking me whether I’m planning to have my second baby soon. Their reasons are all the same – Little Edison is turning two soon and if I were to give birth to my second child next year, then there will be a nice 3 years age gap between them.
Yes, three years age gap sounds ideal to me too. In fact, most researchers agree that waiting 18 to 23 months after the birth of our last child before conceiving another seems best for the new baby’s health.
Besides the health factor, dealing with the demands of a toddler and a baby can be very stressful. With bigger age gap (3-4 years), the older kid is more willing to share and help out their younger sibling. Sibling rivalry may be less likely too.
When I saw him playing with his cousins (during my last home trip), I knew that he needs a sister or brother to play with. I can feel that my poor little boy is quite lonely. Despite having lots of toys, he lacks a playmate. He is yearning for a company of a little brother or a sister.
Little Edison has always been a sweet and loving boy at home. If number two comes on-board next year, I’m sure he will welcome his brother or sister with lots of love and affection.