The Truth About A Second Child

The Truth About A Second Child

If you are pregnant with number two or just thinking about it you have probably had a little google. I’m right aren’t I? Some of the stories on google can be pretty scary. I read that going from one child to two was one of the hardest transitions and anything over 3 is the easiest. This did not sit right with me. Going from none to one was definitely the hardest transition for me. So I thought I would tell you the truth about a second child and why it actually wasn’t as bad as I thought.

You know what you’re doing

Ok so we never fully know what were doing when it comes to these terribly unpredictable tiny little humans. But you have a good idea.

You already have ‘stuff’

Chances are you kept a lot of the ‘stuff’ babies need so your second child won’t be as expensive.

You’ve let go of all the pressures

If you are planning or pregnant with a second then you’ve probably realised you will never be a perfect parent and that is absolutely A-OK!

You get to give your child a sibling

One of the best things you can do for your child. Remember that overwhelming feeling of love your felt. Yep your child will probably feel the same for their sibling!

Your children will no longer bother you

They will bother each other 🙂 #winning

You’re child has a ready made friend for life

I loved having siblings growing up and I am so glad I get to witness this with my girls!

You experience double the love

& get double the hugs! Plus thats one more person to look after you when you’re old 😉

Is there anything I’ve missed? What did you find the easiest with each consecutive child?

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29 Comments

  1. January 13, 2017 / 9:25 am

    I don’t know what this is like as have no kids but all seem realistic. I always wanted siblings growing up though so agree the benefit they bring to other child! X

    • Amy
      Author
      January 13, 2017 / 9:54 am

      They definitely have some benefits ox

  2. hannah
    January 13, 2017 / 10:31 am

    I am an only child so i have no idea what having brother or sister is like. I quite liked being the only kid, I got all the attention

    • Amy
      Author
      January 13, 2017 / 10:36 am

      I always wanted to be an only child haha! I was quite happy to play alone 🙂 ox

  3. January 13, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Lovely photo. Do you think it gets easier when you have another child? I think parents seem to know what they are doing on the second one

  4. January 13, 2017 / 10:44 am

    I’m totally using this to convince my husband that another is a good idea! Especially the one about them bothering each other. I guess my only concern is that I won’t be able to give my current baby as much time and attention but I have brothers and sisters and it’s lovely.

    • Amy
      Author
      January 13, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      That is the only down side but you find a happy medium 🙂 oz

  5. January 13, 2017 / 10:54 am

    Love this! Definitely want another baby this year but reading some blog posts you’d think I was totally mad. This has made me feel a whole lot better thank you!

    • Amy
      Author
      January 13, 2017 / 3:22 pm

      Reading online was the worst thing I could of done haha. It terrified me 🙂 ox

  6. January 13, 2017 / 11:35 am

    aww this is the sweetest. I would love to have a second and you are right, your munchkin gets a best buddy for life.

    Lindsey
    http://www.londonmumma.com

    • Amy
      Author
      January 13, 2017 / 3:23 pm

      Exactly and what better gift?! ox

  7. January 13, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    The bit about them bothering you made me giggle, it’s so true! When Indie’s at preschool Parker is way more clingy haha xx

    • Amy
      Author
      January 13, 2017 / 3:23 pm

      Baby loves it when Little is at nursery haha! Ox

  8. January 13, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Your children will now bother eachother 🙂 Excellent! I’m a Mum of 1 at present and I can’t see how it can get much harder than this. Jo x

    • Amy
      Author
      January 13, 2017 / 4:36 pm

      I also thought this but if anything it’s easier! ox

  9. January 13, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    Haha I remember the days of 2 children, then I go and have a third and we now live with daily arguments and fights!

    • Amy
      Author
      January 13, 2017 / 4:36 pm

      Haha I can imagine! I’m one of three and there was always someone being left out ox

  10. January 13, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    I agree with all the above – my boys have a 23month age gap and they’re the best of friends! X

    • Amy
      Author
      January 13, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      Oh how sweet! My girls have a two and a half year ox

  11. January 13, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I have four! You think you can’t possible find the love for another child, but you just do. I am so blessed. Kaz x

    • Amy
      Author
      January 13, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      I honestly worried about that but my heart is just double in size ox

  12. January 13, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    I have 6 children and I agree each time you do learn a little more about parenting although each child is always so different and it amazes me

    • Amy
      Author
      January 13, 2017 / 10:24 pm

      Agreed! My second is so different from my first ox

  13. January 13, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    ‘They will bother each other’ is the funniest yet truest point about having two kids – although the thought of jumping from one to two still absolutely terrifies me. It’s hard enough with just the one baby, never mind two!!

    • Amy
      Author
      January 13, 2017 / 11:17 pm

      It’s not as scary as you think! S was nearly 2 when we found out so was pretty independent by then 🙂 ox

  14. January 14, 2017 / 11:05 am

    I absolutely agree, I found the transition from 1 to 2 much easier than becoming a first time mum! I agree with all the above, definitely more relaxed this time x

    • Amy
      Author
      January 14, 2017 / 11:35 am

      So did I! Going from none to 1 is definitely the hardest! ox

    • Amy
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 3:16 am

      It’s great isn’t it? ox

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