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Although, 2 under 2 wasn’t the original plan, there is so much to love about having children close in age.
As my pregnancy progressed I lit up with excitement when parents eagerly shared the benefits of having kids so close together. Whether your children are close in age by choice or by surprise, there is so much to enjoy. Here is what I learned:
Built In Best Friend
Once your youngest can sit up, it will be never ending playtime for the 2 of them. My oldest is already excited to greet and fawn over his baby brother. I know once Baby Kezie is ready to play there will be no worries as long as we work to avoid feelings of jealousy. I imagine them sitting at their cute toddler table (found here) and working on a new painting for mommy. Or just playing in their awesome ball pit (found here).
You Are Already In Baby Mode
You’re a pro at diaper changes and get to pass the diaper stage all at once. We keep our favorite diaper pail on each level of the house and look forward to one day never having it around again. Another plus is that the Goz is not fully potty trained just yet, no worries about him possibly regressing. The big change of another child in the home can sometimes bring anxiety to the older children. Luckily for us this isn’t the case so it’s full steam ahead for the both of them.
They Don’t Know Any Different
It’s hard to admit now, but the reason I cried after getting the positive pregnancy test was my concern for my 1st born. I irrationally thought that it was far too early to have another baby around, taking love and attention from my cupcake.
Now that Baby Kezie is here, I look at it as a blessing. Neither will remember a life without their brother in it, and that’s beautiful
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You Still Have All Your Baby Items Around
One of my top reasons for having kids close together is recycling all of our gently used baby stuff before they have time to get dusty in storage. Clothes, shoes, toys, carriers, blankets.
Now we get to wrap our newborn in the Baby K’Tan Breathable Swaddle Blanket. Since my little nugget is a summer baby, we try to stay conscious of him overheating. The breathable mesh material puts us all at ease while swaddling Kezie. Big brother Goz is even able to use it as a lightweight toddler blanket for bedtime.
What is your preference: having kids close in age or years apart? Is 2 under 2 #goals for anyone? Let me know in the comments or on my IG @Sincerelyonyi .
Want to learn how we live a balanced life with 2 under 2? Check out The Balanced Life