How old were your parents when they had their first child?

@Avichail (694)
Indonesia
October 26, 2006 5:42am CST
I'm trying to know the average age when people had their first child. My dad was 40 and my mom was 21. How about you?
16 responses
• United States
26 Oct 06
My mom was 28 when I was born and my dad was 30. I was my mom's first live birth--she miscarried once when she was about 20, I think (before she met my dad). And for reference--I was 23 when my oldest was born and my husband had just turned 24.
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
And... are you having 4 monsters at the moment just like your username? LOL... Thanks a lot for going in a bit more detail, I appreciate it!
• United States
26 Oct 06
Yes I have 4 monsters, lol. I also had a baby when I was 24, 25 and just this year at 29.
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
Then you must be loving these 'monsters' so much, otherwise you won't be carrying and moreover displaying such username to the world of myLot =) They're so blessed to have a mommy like you...
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
26 Oct 06
Dad was 22 and Mum 17 but they were married in 1947, so that was quite normal for that era. In our case, my husband was 29 and I was 25 when our son was born. :)
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
Thanks Ossie, yes it was quite normal for that era, are you from OZ?
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
26 Oct 06
I most certainly am an Aussie and live in this great country called Australia. LOL
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
Hahaha, Oss, am intrigued. Did you LOL because of the fact about "great country" or that "am an Aussie", LOL!
@senna9 (1671)
• Netherlands
26 Oct 06
My dad was 25 and my mom was 22 when they had me and I am the first child, and the last.
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
How does it feel to be the only child =)? One of my best friends is an only child, too, and the parents had her when they were kind of older compare the other parents in their era.
@senna9 (1671)
• Netherlands
26 Oct 06
I am fine being an only child, but sometimes when I am with the family of my boyfriend, he has brother and sister, it is much more family feeling, than with me and my parents.
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
I think the mix upbringing background will provide rich atmosphere for your future kids =)
@vicele (329)
• Kenya
26 Oct 06
I'm the first born of six.My mom was 21 and my dad was 28.
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
Thanks Vicele! What does your username mean? Can you tell?
@vicele (329)
• Kenya
26 Oct 06
i've just taken the first two letters from my brother's and sons names and....came up with vicele.What does your name mean???
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
Mine is Abigail in English. There is a character in the Bible of this woman named Abigail who despite the hardships she was to face could maintain the noble life she was to take. Like a saying that the most beautiful flowers of all are ones that grow out of adversity =)
• United States
26 Oct 06
My mom was 24 and my dad was 39 when I was born but I am the youngest of 4. My mom was 20 and my dad 35 when they had my oldest sister there first child. I was 17 when I had my first child and his father was 24.
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
Yup, quite a huge age gap like mine. Did you not want to follow their footstep =)? Thanks!
• United States
26 Oct 06
No actually Im not with his father anymore, I am with my youngest sons father. We have been together for six yrs and he is only a few months older than me.
@srhelmer (6934)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
26 Oct 06
My mom would have been 22 when she had my brother and 27 when she had me.
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
I must say that's a nice time-span between you and your brother. Mine is only one year!
@srhelmer (6934)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
26 Oct 06
My dad was in the military and they traveled a lot. I think my mom didn't want to be changing 2 sets of diapers.
@Ramafoko (140)
• South Africa
26 Oct 06
My dad was 27 and my 20
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
7 is said to represent perfection in the Bible, hope it is so with your parents = ). Thanks!
@Ramafoko (140)
• South Africa
26 Oct 06
Yes i think so, thanks for replying.
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@lalitha4u (369)
• Sri Lanka
26 Oct 06
My dad 22 and my mom 19 yrs they had their 1st child. I m the second in my family.
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
Hi Lalitha, assuming that you have not mothered any children at the moment, do you want to be in the same age when you have your first kid?
@anhtu899 (187)
• Vietnam
26 Oct 06
dad 23, mom 22
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
So far your input is similar to most of the other inputs here. I'm wondering whether there'll be people who had their first kid after 30 will come up = )
• India
26 Oct 06
dad was 25 and mum was 20
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
Hey, cute boy in the pic! And thanks for your response!
@maddog108 (3442)
• Australia
26 Oct 06
im not sure my mum still says shes 21
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
We should believe your mom then = ) Thanks Maddog!
@redlynn (322)
• China
26 Oct 06
28 & 26
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
The age difference is similar to my partner's and mine. Thanks Redlynn!
@KrauseHome (33387)
• United States
26 Oct 06
My Dad was 21 and my mom was 20. I am the oldest of 5.
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 06
Thanks KrauseHome =) I'm the first kid, too.
@HallE2386 (342)
• United States
26 Oct 06
when my parents had their first child my mother was 21 and my father was 19. she was with a younger man...what was she thinking? lol...you need to be with an older man in order for them to be somewhat more mature!
@tntvdm (186)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Dad was 25, mom was 23
• Romania
26 Oct 06
hi,i'm new and i want to talk to everyone if it is sossible:) so i say to you all:have a nice chat!!!