Along with the positives of having a small age gap, there are negatives.
Our children are not great sleepers, so we could be staring down the barrel of 3 YEARS terrible sleep!
Nappies, nappies, nappies! They’re everywhere! Some days I feel chained to that changing table. 2 children still in nappies is ALOT of nappies to change, some days, not everyday.
Once that next one starts crawling or bum shuffling around the house, sitting even for a few minutes is a luxury. You need to be EVERYWHERE.
They both can’t communicate and they both cry. 1 will be crying to communicate and the other tends to be crying in frustration.
For a couple of years your changing bag is jam packed full of bottles, snacks, drinks, toys and nappies. I constantly bump into people with my huge suitcase and it must feel like I’ve just rammed them with a bowling ball!
You have to spend out for a double buggy instead of reusing your original buggy. Double buggies are clunkers! I love using mine as a single but when it’s a double it’s a beast to push around.
A toddler won’t understand to be gentle with the baby, so leaving them alone in a room together won’t be possible for quite a few months. Be prepared for the occasional bop to the head the baby may get.
Going out with 2 so young takes a lot of preparation, a lot of patience and a lot of stuff!