—You’re done with the baby gear faster and can get rid of it sooner, instead of storing or stumbling over it for years.
—Your kids are close enough in age to entertain each other, go to the same movies
, read the same books, go to the same summer camps, and so on.
—They’ll always be friends and can confide in one another (though this depends)
—They can share a room
— maybe even a bunk bed.
—You get all the early-years chaos and stress over with, in a compressed timeline. It’s intense, but at least it’s done!
Cons of having kids close in age
—Your life is a whole lot of chaos (and poop! So. Much. Poop
) for three solid years.
—You’ll have to pay for double the daycare fees, if you’re not staying home with the kids (and—looking ahead— possibly two university tuitions at once).
—You might feel like your body hasn’t recovered between pregnancies.
—You’re nursing or pregnant for three or four years straight.
—If you take full year-long mat leaves, lots of time away from your career in a short period of time (as opposed to interruptions a few years apart).