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How many kids are too many?

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Just interested to find out what Mum's consider a big family.


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1 year ago
If you can't afford them, that's too many.

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1 year ago
^ this

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1 year ago
More than 2

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1 year ago
4 and over is big to me. Basically if you can't fit the whole family in a 5 seater car lol. I've got 2 and that's all I've ever wanted. I went to uni with someone who was one of 14 kids! Each to their own, I know some lovely families with 4 or 5 kids. If you can financially and mentally handle it, great 🙂

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1 year ago
I have two and I knew on the second I wanted no more ... I had my tubes tied at 24. I now have four because my partner came with two extras and we have a huge chunk of time with them not just the one weekend a fortnight that most dads seem to get. They are also half the age of my kids so that meant having to reorganise my work schedule yet again for little kids, sport, school etc

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1 year ago
If your relying on Centrelink to bring up any of them then that is too many.

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1 year ago
I'm one of 6 kids and I would never do that. I applaud my mum for doing it over and over but we all hated each other, always fought and there was not a lot of love. Now mum is gone and there's still not a lot of love 🥺

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1 year ago
I consider 4 or more kids a large family. I have 3 and there are some people I know who consider us a large family.
It’s really personal as to how many is too many, everyone’s circumstances are different in terms of support from extended family and friends and even financially.

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1 year ago
I have 3 too and know a lot of others who do but I dont know many with 4 these days. I wonder if its more common in country areas to have more kids?

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1 year ago
2 kids is more than enough for me 😂. 1st baby was hell and is still giving me hell 8 years later. 2nd was a dream and loved maternity leave that time around, but for me, too risky in case I get another hell cat, the thead I’m hanging on by might snap! I guess it depends on what your kids are like, your temperament and also the amount of family support you have. I know a lady who has four kids and said she’d love to keep going and have more but they just can’t afford it-but she loves being pregnant, the baby stage etc. I’m relieved that I’m saying goodbye to that era 😂

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1 year ago
Lots of people love that stage but its a bad idea to keep going back just for that because the older years last much longer.

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1 year ago
My mum once told me they used to say 3 children is a good number. 2 to replace the parents when they pass and 1 for population growth. My mum and dad are each 1 of 4 , I'm 1 of 4. I have 2 and always question my mum why 4 it's too much lol. I think over 4 is a big family!

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1 year ago
I have 3 and I love it, its enough to feel like a big happy family but not so many that I cant give enough attention to each child. (for me, anyway)

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1 year ago
I know somebody with 5 kids and whinges quite a lot about their issues (some of them have health issues) and how hard it is and cant spend much time with each kid, yet is trying to conceive again. I think its attention seeking behaviour actually! That's not to say I don't think people should have 6, I don't mean that, I just mean why try for more when you are struggling a lot with what you already have.

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1 year ago
^oh and also they whinge about being poor a lot. Well increasing your family size is not going to help there, is it?

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1 year ago
Hmmm this exact question and exact replies has been asked before yet it says asked a day ago....

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1 year ago
I'm going say 25

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1 year ago
I have eight children ranging in ages 30 to 8 and 10 grandchildren it's a personal choice we live on a large property and never relied on government support

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1 year ago
👍❤

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1 year ago
I have two and feel overwhelmed, they are teens but I’m constantly worried about them and their futures.

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1 year ago
I have 4 children (twins, then two seperate babies) and honestly, since the birth of the 3rd, I've felt so overwhelmed with how many kids we have. I love them all so much, and I'd never want to NOT have them. But overwhelmed is exactly the right description for how I feel.
If others can handle having a big family, then by all means, go for it. But for me, I would say 2 was the ideal. I was at my peak with 2.

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1 year ago
Hugs babe ❤

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1 year ago
How many do you want. I have heaps

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1 year ago
I have 5 all boys including one set of twins 🙄I wouldn’t put them back, it’s been a lot but really it’s whatever’s in your heart and soul . You know deep down what you’d like to create your family.

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1 year ago
Have as many or as little as you want. It's nobody's business really

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1 year ago
For us personally, more than 2 is too many and we have 2. Like if we want to do anything family will happily take 2 for a weekend etc, we can handle 2 in public as it's 1 each at times, more than that is extra school fees, more extra curricular, more extra costs financialy..3 might be pushing it in all of the above scenarios

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1 year ago
1lol

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1 year ago
😂😂

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1 year ago
More than 2!

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1 year ago
Over 8

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1 year ago
Too many is more than you can look After including financially

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1 year ago
I have 2 kids and that is the perfect amount for me so I’d consider anymore than that too many. But looking at anyone else I’d say 5 or more is a big family.

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1 year ago
I consider 4 or more a big family. Not too many kids but just a big family. I am one of four and have four myself. I’d consider more than 8 too many but then again, if that’s what you can handle and afford then you do you.

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1 year ago
4 plus is a big family.

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1 year ago
I would class any more than 3 kids as a big family!

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1 year ago
Agreed