Having Children

June 12, 2008 10:05pm CST
What do you think the ideal age for having kids is?
6 responses
@achiek_5 (41)
• Malaysia
16 Jun 08
For me, i think the ideal age is 24 or 25..i gave birth to my 1st son when i was 25..after i finished my 1st degree and had a job and a little savings. So i can manage the family well.
20 Jun 08
Its a great idea to wait until you have the finances. I also think that even if you have to work a little harder after the baby its still rewarding. But being stable is the better way to go. A lot less stress involved.
• Malaysia
20 Jun 08
yup..it is stress but when i see my son's face, the stress gone, just like that..
@YOULANLIU (312)
• China
13 Jun 08
I think 27-year-old should be more appropriate and then young couple have more ability and experience to foster child.And also they can have a more health baby.
• United States
13 Jun 08
I had my first child when I was 20 and my second when I was 22. I really enjoy seeing them grow as i go through my changes, but there are things that you learn as you get a little bit older. If I could have exactly the same little angels as I have now then I would have waited until I was in my mid-late 20's to have them. at least until i was finished with school. so now me and my son are both doing homework lol. actually i don't really think there is an age thing, we always make it work.
20 Jun 08
I asked just out of curiosity. I dont think its so much of an age but the right maturity level.
@kezabelle (2985)
13 Jun 08
I guess it depends on the person I was first pregnant at 19 in a stable relationship and our daughter is now 19 we are still together and also have a 2 year old daughter. Some people I know though are certainly not capable of bringing up a child yet at the age of 20 yet some are at 17 or can at the least manage extremely well if they find motherhood thrust upon them.
20 Jun 08
I wish sometimes there was just something you could do to stop immature people from getting pregnant lol. Definately (sp?) not an age issue but maturity is key.
13 Jun 08
I had my first chid when I was 17, so this meant that I fell pregnet at the age of 16. I had no problems I love my life and I love my kids.I really can't say when an ideal age is, but I really think that having a child over the age 40 is a bit of a risk to mother and child due to complications. I think you know when it is the ideal time yourself to have a baby. All situations are different.
20 Jun 08
I totally agree with you about the ideal age. I don't really think there is one. I also think that its your own choice if you want a baby at the age of 40. But from knowing a couple who did it I learned it was something I would never do.
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
For me, the ideal age to have kid is 23 or older or if you are already stable. In my case, I got married at a very young age but i don't regret it. It was not planned but right now I enjoy it a lot..
20 Jun 08
My baby wasn't planned either. Like you I don't regret it either. I do wish I would have waited until I was finished with college though.
21 Jun 08
I don't think it matters what age you are as long as you are responsible enough to look after a baby/child aswell as yourself. Aslong as you don't mind not having much time to yourself and like running after kids you will be fine. I think as long as you and the child is happy and healthy, any age is the ideal age. ~Joeys wife