While motherhood (and parenting in general) is never an easy thing, here are 4 reasons why having a second child could be easier:
1. You know what to expect now
Generally speaking, you now know what to expect when you’re expecting. While no two pregnancies are exactly the same, pregnancy doesn’t seem as daunting anymore as you’ve been through it once. You’re now more prepared to handle the changes that happen to your body during these nine months.
2. You don’t have to spend as much as you did on baby things
Now that your first child’s grown a bit, you can hand down his/her clothes, toys, cot, carrier and other things to the new baby! That will surely save you precious money and time, especially since a growing family means growing needs and higher expenditures. (Psst…it’s also eco-friendly!)
3. You already have a little helper
Unless the gap between your first and second child is really close, you can involve your firstborn in caring for and entertaining his/her sibling. Of course, you still have to keep a close watch on both of them. But you can teach your firstborn how to be more responsible and kind by giving them certain duties like folding baby’s laundry, feeding via milk bottle and more.
4. You don’t have to attend those new parenting classes anymore
You’ve now got the basics down, so you can spend more time with your kids. However, parenting is an ongoing process so be sure to keep learning and picking up tips as you bring your kids up.
For more pregnancy related stories, read 10 Things You Shouldn’t Do Whilst Pregnant, 15 Super Foods that Every Pregnant Woman Should Eat, 11 Dangerous Foods Every Pregnant Woman Should Avoid and 10 Chic Maternity Dresses That You Can Still Wear After Your Pregnancy.
For more on parenting, read Parenting Lessons From Victoria Beckham, 14 Educational Toys For Babies And Toddlers Aged 0-3, and Games To Play With Your 6- to 12-Month-Old Baby.