1. Gestation interval is less than 2 years
Parenting patterns between pregnancies of less than 2 years will have an impact on the psychology of the first child. Especially if your child is not ready for his younger sibling, there will be a lot of noise going on in your house. Sometimes they will throw tantrums, whining so that it is difficult for you to rest and take care of your child. Those of you who decide to have a child two years apart often experience significant weight loss. While the advantage is that it can save money with a pregnancy that is less than two years, especially from toys and activities that have a hobby. However, not all can feel the value of more than a close pregnancy distance, especially if your first child is a girl and second son so they don’t have the same hobbies and toys, and vice versa.
2. Gestation Distance 2-4 Years
The distance between the first and second pregnancies ranges from 2-4 years which is also called the best period. At this vulnerable time, you can prepare everything well, both to prepare the psychology of the first child so that you don’t feel the love of the parents being seized by the second child. At this age the distance is not too far away so that it is able to provide the ability to teach skills for their younger siblings. On the other hand, this distance is ideal because it will prepare those of you who play dual roles as a career woman to take time off and concentrate on your career while for parents who only take care of the household, this distance will easily close your bond between the first child and the second child. That way the parenting style will be easier for you to apply in your children’s environment. Whereas the drawback is that when your baby turns into a toddler and now returns to parenting, it seems like a routine that never ends.
3. The gestation interval is more than 5 years
Parents who deliberately postpone the birth of their second child make the first child like an only child who is given the attention you give. That way you will find it easier to make room for the first child to accept his younger sibling and make friends with his siblings. You and your husband have a longer role in raising children to the age you want, while the drawback is that you will return to adapting to how to care for and raise children as well as financially which illustrates inefficient due to the age that is too far in completing your second child’s equipment.