Do I need a second child?

Tatyana Getmanets
Tatyana Getmanets
December 12, 2012
Do I need a second child?

One child in the family is a real happiness, and the appearance of a second child is a double, and also a happiness! But many parents still do not dare to take such a crucial step and doubt the work of the next child. Well, while they are thinking and the young run away, and the physical forces disappear, the woman’s reproductive age passes without a trace. So, does a second child need a mom and dad? What are the pros and cons of parents expecting the birth of a second baby?

In the beginning, as the Russian proverb says, we will add a fly in the ointment. Often the second child in the family (and, especially, the newly-made) is the addition of hassle, financial costs and problems between the parents. Evaluate your situation rationally. Is it possible for you to have these problems, how will the appearance of the second baby affect your family, are you ready for additional material, moral, emotional expenses?

Often, those who have not yet experienced the joy of second motherhood and have not become acquainted with all the pleasant aspects in the appearance of another baby often argue this way. Let's see everything together.

Well, firstly, the birth of a second child safely affects the psychological situation in the family. How? Yes, the simplest. If you have only one baby, then he, as psychologists say, can grow into an egoist and a spoiled child. But the presence of his brother or sister can affect the only child positively - he will learn to share and appreciate a loved one.

Secondly, the emergence of a second child in the family - this is in our time and material support. I hope everyone remembers the maternity capital, which allows the baby to get a good education in the future, and to improve his health at difficult times, and help his parents expand the apartment. You must admit that three hundred thousand people are not lying on the road, but they will render invaluable help to the second child and the whole family. If you approach the issue wisely, you can avoid some of the material costs. After the first child, there are often strollers, a cot, some clothes and other things.

The third plus in the birth of the second baby is experience. Mom and dad already know how to handle a newborn; know what is needed in a given situation; how to behave; what to do and what not to do.Caring for a second child will no longer be as stressful as it might have been for the first time.

These parties are not limited to the issue of having a second child.