As so many parents know, number two can make life a bit more of a challenge than when there was just one.
It’s a transition that can take you by surprise. While navigating those new waters of having a second child can be tricky, there are parents who’ve been there before and they’ve learned some great lessons about dealing with this new life stage along the way.
Here is the best advice from Australian mums on how they managed going from one child to two, so you know what to expect:
“When you have one you’re a couple with a child, when you have two you’re a full-blown family. I found the more kids we had, the easier it got. You’re so unprepared with number one that you know what to expect with number two. Number three was a walk in the park.”
“There’s just under three years gap between my two boys. I’d say overall it’s easier than having one. We have a more structured routine and they entertain each other while I’m getting housework done. And the majority of the time they don’t sound like they’re killing each other!”