As parents, we must have had visions early on, on how many children we want for our marriage. However, an important question that always dwells inside our mind is that when should I get pregnant for my next child?\u00a0 Well, every age gap has its benefits and disadvantages both on you and the kids, as it can also affect the relationship between the siblings.\u00a0 1 Year Age Gap\u00a0 Photo credit: Adobe Stock Pros: \tYou are efficient at handling babies because the experience is still fresh. Changing diapers, making milk, and handling a crying baby won\u2019t be a big problem for you.\u00a0 \tYour children are closer to each other - almost as close as twins do. They will also most likely share the same interest, friends, and toys.\u00a0 \tYour children will also go through similar stages in the coming years. So, they will most likely use hand me downs from their older siblings.\u00a0 \tYour eldest will most likely not be bothered by the existence of a younger sibling because they have never felt one-on-one attention for a long time. Cons: \tYour body might not be able to take it. This is because your body needs a sufficient amount of time to recover and if you went through a C-section delivery previously, it is hard if you want a normal delivery for the next one.\u00a0 \tYour baby will also be at the risk of having a preterm birth, stillbirth or even born with a lower than expected birth weight.\u00a0 \tYou will also be at a higher risk of having baby blues.\u00a0 \tBaby gears can\u2019t be shared because your eldest might still need them.\u00a0 \tYour eldest still needs your attention and it is going to be hard for you to juggle between both.\u00a0 2 to 3 Years Age Gap Photo credit: Adobe Stock Pros: \tYour body is ready and healthy enough to conceive and deliver a new baby. So, you won\u2019t be exposed to as many birth complications than having only a year gap.\u00a0 \tYou have finally become an experienced mom.\u00a0 \tYour eldest might not need your attention that much and may have been potty trained and will show that they are self-reliance.\u00a0 \tYour children will also play really well together.\u00a0 \tBaby gears can also be passed down and you won\u2019t have to buy a new one.\u00a0 Cons: \tMost mothers have experience of their firstborns skipping nap time altogether and it would be a constant cycle of you looking after them. \tSibling jealousy might be more intense at this age because they suddenly need to share their parents\u2019 love.\u00a0 \tYour firstborn might also regress. They will most likely start to baby talk again, finger sucking and accidents in potty training which may be common in toddler years.\u00a0 4 Years+ Age Gap Photo credit: Adobe Stock Pros: \tYou will most likely not need to go through a C-section again.\u00a0 \tYou will be able to have more one-on-one time with your baby. This is because at this time your eldest will go to school. You are able to give the lavish amount of attention to your new baby just like you have had with your firstborn.\u00a0 \tYour firstborn will also be your helper. They will be reliable in looking after their younger sibling when you go for toilet breaks.\u00a0 \tYour younger child will also pick up his\/her older brother\/sister's spoken language. Which makes it easier for you.\u00a0 \tThe younger sibling is less likely to be diagnosed with autism. \tYou will be at ease at the thought of having been a parent after all these years.\u00a0 Cons: \tYour baby period is extended and it will feel like never-ending.\u00a0 \tYou are more likely to get complications due to being an older pregnant mommy.\u00a0 \tIt may be tough for you to handle sleep deprivation as you are older now.\u00a0 \tYour children might also not have the same interest. \tIt is going to be hard for you to send and pick them up for school as both are in different schools and have different schedules.\u00a0 \tYou might also not be as knowledgeable as you think you were because you are a little rustier now.\u00a0 So, at which age gap do you think is the best for you and your children?