If you’re planning on starting a family soon, you’ll want to check out our article on the easiest age gap between babies: 5 research studies.
It obviously takes a lot of planning (or it should at least) when it comes to having kids and starting a family. Some people like to have all their kids back-to-back, while others would rather space them out and take their time. However you want to do it, it might be good to have a plan ahead of time. I’m the youngest of three kids and by some standards, way younger than my sisters. There’s an almost nine year age gap between me and my oldest sister, and almost six years between the middle sister and me. They’re a little closer (with a three year gap) in age and definitely spent more of their younger years together than with me. I didn’t mind being so much younger than my siblings because it gave me more time with just my parents than they had. Once they were off to college, I was left at home and got to piggyback on my parent’s work trips, which allowed me to see a lot of the country. And now that we’re all older, and adults, we have no problem getting along and understanding one another.
However, the gaps between ages of your kids can pose different issues no matter how small or large the gap. Siblings are basically always going to fight. According to KidsHealth, “kids’ needs at different ages affect how they see and connect with each other.” Consulting several resources such as The Alpha Parent, Baby Center, Parenting and Aha!Parenting, we came to the conclusion that different age gaps can also have different physical and mental affects on the mother. This really makes sense the younger your kids are. For instance a newborn brings its own mountain of challenges, but if you also have a toddler, you’ll be in for a lot of stressful and sleepless nights ahead. On the other hand, these sources point out the possible jealousy that can occur when you have an older child and a much younger child. If you really want to make your kid mad, name them something from this list of 10 most evil scariest names for male and female babies. However, to help you plan (and also help everyone to get along) we took a look at some research studies that focused on age gaps.
To come up with our list, we took the sources from the above mentioned sites and added The New York Times, and WHO reports. We then took the most popular studies we found and ranked them by year in which they were published. We would like to note that “easiest” age gaps depends on people’s experiences and preferences and there is no way to really quantitate what’s easiest in this case.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the easiest age gap between babies: 5 research studies.