This article really had me thinking about the financial aspect of spacing out our 2-3 children strategically. I am hoping to have ours 2 years apart. I feel like I read somewhere that it’s good for you to do so health-wise. (but I totally could just be making that up)
The good thing about it is they will be close in age and hopefully the best of friends. I will have some time to get back to “fighting” shape between pregnancies too. Plus the hand-me-down situation will be great haha. But a bad consequence for us will be the increased financial burden. I will have at least 2 kids in lessons, camps, and colleges at the same time. Yikes! That’s a big hit.
I notice a lot of people (on blogs forums and IRL) not wanting more than one child in diapers at a time, or not wanting to have to use a double stroller which at first had me contemplating my 2 years apart strategy. But then I figured my age and health is the major concern for the health of the babies, which is more important than any inconvenience of double diaper duty.
I know it’s easier said than done but I hope my 2 year plan works out.
Did you strategically space your children or do you plan to in the future? What’s your ideal spacing and what is your actual spacing?