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At what age do you think is the best time to have a child?

  1. Stickypony profile image75
    Stickyponyposted 5 years ago

    At what age do you think is the best time to have a child?

  2. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 5 years ago

    In your 20s, when you are self-supporting and have the energy to keep up with a young child.

  3. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    I staunchly believe that the 30s is the correct time to have a child.  At that time(hopefully), you are educated and have a substantial job and/or career.   You furthermore have the maturity gained from life experiences that is translated into being a better parent.   The 20s are an experimental stage in life.   One is finding himself/herself in terms of career, relationships, and lifestyles.    As one approaches his/her 30s, one becomes more settled and self-assured regarding lifestyle and career goals.   Also, in one's 30s, one has the financial stablity to start and raise a family.

  4. fitmom profile image83
    fitmomposted 5 years ago

    I don't think that you can really decide on a certain age. It really depends on a lot of different factors. Being financially stable is incredibly important. Having a stable home life is also crucial. Of course, everything is not going to be perfect but being prepared to some degree will make things easier.

  5. justateacher profile image80
    justateacherposted 5 years ago

    After being pregnant for the full nine months would be best! (couldn't resist!)

  6. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    My mum gave birth to my brother at the age of 19.

    As long as you are mature enough to handle as a father / mother and financially stable. Then I think it should be okay to have your first child.

  7. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    before 36 if you are planning to have the first child because when you reach 36,your doctor may request for a special test to ensure your baby does not have any abnormal growing . If you intend to give birth 3 kids, advisable to start having yr babies at at 26 then.

  8. Ebonny profile image90
    Ebonnyposted 5 years ago

    There is no global best age/one size fits all in answer to this question.  Everyone has a different level of maturity, stablity, security etc in terms of finding the right partner, accommodation, physical state of health etc. 

    That said, I would say the best age range would be from around 24 up to early forties.

  9. algarveview profile image89
    algarveviewposted 5 years ago

    It much depends on each person, but I think that neither too early and neither too late, that is, I think the best is that we have some fun first... because in all truthness after we have children it's much more about them and about them having fun, than actually us... It's not that we can't have fun, but it's different and there is much more responsability and things to do... so... but it shouldn't be too late also, because I think as years go by we become more tired, etc, etc... Anyway, there is never a right time, there is always something that could be better, more perfect, etc, etc, so we shouldn't postpone it to wait for the perfect time...

  10. yankeeintexas profile image60
    yankeeintexasposted 5 years ago

    It hard to say when is a good age! Some people want to wait until their out of college, and started a career. Others as soon as they get married (which could be out of high school in some cases).
    Culture has a lot to do with it too. In some countries 13 yr olds have babies and consider it completely normal.

  11. kingsingh profile image60
    kingsinghposted 5 years ago

    I have to say having kids in your 30s is a good age. There are a lot of responsibilities with having kids and you need to be grown up enough to handle the needs of your children. Great question.