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7 Amazing Benefits I Get From Having My Kids Close in Age

7 Benefits of Having Kids Close in AgeIf you’ve been following my story on Babble you’ll know that I also write over on the Pregnancy channel. No, I am not pregnant, but we have been trying for over a year and before that it took me a year to wait for the husband to get on board with the idea as well.

I am nervous that it’s taking so long — by the time we have another child my oldest is going to be almost 8 years old. That’s a big age gap and with my youngest about to be 5-years old by the time — I am out of my territory of what I know.

There’s a 14-month age gap between the older two and almost exactly 2 -years difference between the girls and it’s a great divide of ages without making life too hard — you know, for me. I have a feeling everything is going to work out just fine, but I have gotten some great benefits over having my kids close in age.

Click through to read 7 amazing benefits I get from having my kids close in age:


  • Difficult Stages Are Over With Faster 1 of 7
    Difficult Stages Are Over With Faster
    Those terrible twos, or the difficult threes are a thing of the past for me now. My kids went through the stages (often times with more than one in each) and now... it's over!
    Photo credit: © Devan McGuinness
  • No One is Left Out 2 of 7
    No One is Left Out
    Since they're all around the same age, each of them love to play with each other. No one is left feeling like they're not old enough (or too old) to play whatever game they've got going on.
    Photo credit: © Devan McGuinness
  • They Entertain Each Other 3 of 7
    They Entertain Each Other
    Since they all like the same things, they entertain each other and play well together. Means I don't have to be the one stimulating their brains all the time. Also means, private bathroom breaks for me!
    Photo credit: © Devan McGuinness
  • They Don’t Take Up As Much Space 4 of 7
    They Don't Take Up As Much Space
    Yet... and I know that, but while they are young, but closer in age they still like to be together and hang out together and that means -- one room for all of them and they don't need a large playroom so they all have their own corner.
    Photo credit: © Devan McGuinness
  • They All Wear the Same Size of Sock 5 of 7
    They All Wear the Same Size of Sock
    May sound like a silly reason, but it's amazing. I don't have to worry about which sock goes to which person. In fact, I buy all the same colored, same style sock in the same size and they all wear them. Hello, time saver!
    Photo credit: © Devan McGuinness
  • They Enjoy the Same Activities 6 of 7
    They Enjoy the Same Activities
    If I have a big work day or an assignment that needs to be done (or, you know need a break) I don't have to come up with 3 different age-appropriate activities. It's simple to find ones that they can all do together.
    Photo credit: © Devan McGuinness
  • They’re Best Friends 7 of 7
    They're Best Friends
    I still don't know if this is all an age thing or that we make it a priority, but the siblings fights are not something that happens a lot around here. They all get along pretty amazingly well.
    Photo credit: © Devan McGuinness

Photo credit: © Devan McGuinness.

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