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Too far apart in ages?? bree555 Due October 7; 1 child; 5 angel babies; United States 290 posts
Feb 28th '14

My husband and I wanted to have our kids around 2 years apart so they'd be close. Well I'm pregnant again with a 4 year old who will be 5 in December. My due date for my little peanut is Aug 28, 2014 so they will be 4.5 almost 5 years apart. I am afraid they wont be too close... especially if it is a girl? Does anyone have siblings this far apart? How close are they and do they play ok together? 

♛ Callins' Mom 2 kids; Georgia 102 posts
Feb 28th '14


My sibilings and I are extremely '"tight".. My brother is 39, my sis is 33, and I am 29. I have always been closest to my sis, who is 4 years older then me, mainly because she took on a motherly role, and treated me like hr little baby. when she got in her teens of course she was too "coo" for me, but we got over that and we are closer than ever. They will be fne

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Feb 28th '14

I have a 17 year old and a 3 month old.  While they don't "play" together, my older daughter loves her little sister.

My brothers are 7 years apart and very close.  At 23 and 30, they actually still live together in the same house.  My youngest brother has the basement apartment and my middle brother has the upper part with his fiance and their son.

Mason, Carmen & Nolans Mo 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Michigan 6508 posts
Feb 28th '14

I had my DD in aug of '12 and her brother was 4. (she 18mo now and hes almost 6) they play good together but they sure do like to pick on eachother lol. Where trying again for another one, I want my last 2 to be as close in age as I can get them.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 12436 posts
Feb 28th '14

It has to do more with personalities and individual lifestyles then it does with ages. For example, my brother whom is five years older, just gets on my nerves. He is very outgoing, and into parties. I get along better with a sister whom is 10 years older, because she more of a homebody like me. 

♥ Mrs. S ♥ Due September 20; 2 kids; Venezuela 13673 posts
Feb 28th '14

My brother was born when I was 4 years old. We did not get along at all growing up. It was pretty bad. Now though we talk on the phone at least once a week. 

Captain Bitchface New York, 755 posts
Feb 28th '14

My oldest was 4 when I had my youngest. Both boys and my oldest still hates his little brother, and hes been around for 17 months and very little adjustment.  My oldest is a super introvert and my youngest is a typical annoying toddler so they don't mesh well at all. Maybe with time as they get older? Thats what I'm hoping for at l

Stanford PA 2 kids; Tulare, CA, United States 2981 posts
Feb 28th '14

Quoting sssabrinaaa:
My husband and I wanted to have our kids around 2 years apart so they'd be close. Well I'm pregnant again with a 4 year old who will be 5 in December. My due date for my little peanut is Aug 28, 2014 so they will be 4.5 almost 5 years apart. I am afraid they wont be too close... especially if it is a girl? Does anyone have siblings this far apart? How close are they and do they play ok together? 


Even if they are close in age, it doesn't guarantee that they're going to be close and will play ok together. 

☆Mrs. Mathers☆ 3 kids; Greenway, OH, United States 26551 posts
Feb 28th '14

My oldest is 7 and my baby girl is 3 months old. So far big sis is very protective. She doesn't help much..but it's not her job so IDC. She does play with her often and will watch her if I need to grab a bottle or something.

I hope they'rclose when they're older.

The Doctor 2 kids; Boulder, CO, United States 60775 posts
Feb 28th '14

My daughter was 4 1/2 when my son was born. He's about 5 months old now, she's about to be 5 years old. They really like each other. She tries to share her toys and comfort him when he cries, he watches her and smiles at her.

My sister is 5 years older than I am, too. We get along very well.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Feb 28th '14





Quoting Clk:
It has to do more with personalities and individual lifestyles then it does with ages. For example, my brother whom is five years older, just gets on my nerves. He is very outgoing, and into parties. I get along better with a sister whom is 10 years older, because she more of a homebody like me. 


I agree completely.

My husband is the oldest of 8 and I see this dynamic.  Two of his brothers are 13 months apart and they are complete opposites and fight like cats and dogs.  One of them is very similar in personality to my husband who is 11 years older than he is and they get along famously.

JKR 2 kids; ---------------------, TX, United States 1538 posts
Feb 28th '14

My oldest DS is 8 and my youngest DS is 2. They get along for the most part very well. My oldest DS is very tolerant and helpful. My DS 2 is very demanding and hard to get along with. But DS1 says that he is his baby and helps him out and loves on him a lot. So DS 2 follows him around every where. I think a lot of it is how their personalities are.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 12436 posts
Feb 28th '14


Quoting speaktruth2powr:





I agree completely.

My husband is the oldest of 8 and I see this dynamic.  Two of his brothers are 13 months apart and they are complete opposites and fight like cats and dogs.  One of them is very similar in personality to my husband who is 11 years older than he is and they get along famously.


Yeah that is how it is with my husband and his siblings. The oldest in the family is the one he gets along with so well too. We both come from a family of five kids so personalities and lifestyles are all over the place lol. I'm hoping our girls get along because their personalities are simular. 

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8816 posts
Mar 1st '14


Quoting speaktruth2powr:





I agree completely.

My husband is the oldest of 8 and I see this dynamic.  Two of his brothers are 13 months apart and they are complete opposites and fight like cats and dogs.  One of them is very similar in personality to my husband who is 11 years older than he is and they get along famously.


i agree also... i am the oldest of 5 and am closer to my sister that is 4yrs younger than me my sister that is 18mo younger. Even as little kids i was more interested in helping my mom w/the babies while my sister wanted to ''do her own thing''
I have 7 children . 5 girls, (ages 18,14,6,3 &15mo) and 2 boys (13yrs & 1month old) They all have a special bond w/my son that is 13 , i guess because he was the only boy for so long (except my 14yr old....its a love/hate relationship w/them  & they r 11mo apart)  The girls all take turns who their favorite sister is depending on who is being nice at the moment,lol