When is the Right Time to Try for a Second Baby?

by Julie


I know you probably think I’m crazy for asking this question: Why would someone with a six month old already be thinking about a 2nd baby, but this was a popular topic of conversation when I was back in my hometown last weekend.  A few of my friends are ready to try for their 2nd, and you know how women are when we are ready-we want that baby yesterday. “I want a summer baby, I want my kids two years apart, I want to be pregnant in the fall, I want three kids, so we can’t waste time.” These are common things that I hear among women my age, and I’m guilty of a few.

When do you think is the right time to try for a second baby? How many years apart are your children?