Considering a Second Child? 6 Pros & Cons of Waiting! by Mei Marcie


Considering a Second Child? 6 Pros & Cons of Waiting!

If you’re thinking about a second child, here are six pros and cons of a longer age gap! 

Pros: 

  • More time with the first child. 
  • Higher expenses incurred during infant and preschool years can be staggered. 
  • Less sibling rivalry. The older child may have his own interests and even be able to do simple baby-care responsibilities. 

Cons: 

  • Declining fertility with age. 
  • Difficulty with time management (i.e. different schools, classes, etc.). 
  • “Starting over” with a newborn may be harder when you're older. 

But the best gap is the one that suits your family!

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