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smittenkitten
08-11-2008, 12:50 AM
I know so many people who have had many very young or very old. The other day I heard a 60 yeard old just had a baby. Is that zomg WRONG!

How young or too old is too young to have babies? :mog:

rubah
08-11-2008, 12:51 AM
sk's age minus one day.

Loony BoB
08-11-2008, 12:52 AM
I know so many people who have had many very young or very old
I don't know, all the babies I've known people to have are exactly zero years old.

Yar
08-11-2008, 12:53 AM
I think that if you're too young to support yourself and the baby, you might want to keep your legs closed.

Physically, I think there are girls giving birth before they're 10, but only in extreme cases.

Zeldy
08-11-2008, 12:54 AM
When you're out of compulsory education it's not so bad, but in school it's just wrong.

Jessweeee♪
08-11-2008, 12:55 AM
I think the youngest girl to ever be pregnant was five :P

Vermachtnis
08-11-2008, 12:56 AM
Old people should stop doing stuff like that. Seriously old people, once you get past like 45 you should stop acting like your not past 45. Also, on the other end of the spectrum, people under 20 shouldn't have babies either.

Yar
08-11-2008, 12:57 AM
Old people should stop doing stuff like that. Seriously old people, once you get past like 45 you should stop acting like your not past 45. Also, on the other end of the spectrum, people under 20 shouldn't have babies either.

Thanks a lot. BAD IMAGE! BAD IMAGE! :barf:

Rye
08-11-2008, 01:07 AM
I only want a kid after I turn 25, to be honest. I don't want to have a child until I'm well settled into a secure career, so that the baby will never be lacking anything they need.

Lawr
08-11-2008, 01:07 AM
Old people should stop doing stuff like that. Seriously old people, once you get past like 45 you should stop acting like your not past 45. Also, on the other end of the spectrum, people under 20 shouldn't have babies either.

Levian
08-11-2008, 01:13 AM
if only there was a way to give birth to a two year old baby. I hate it when they're younger than that

Yar
08-11-2008, 01:17 AM
Adoption much?

You can skip the middle-man. (Painful-unnecessary childbirth!)

scrumpleberry
08-11-2008, 01:29 AM
The extremes should be 19-38 imho. Of course there are always going to be exceptions: you can't really put blanket rules on this sort of thing.


Adoption much?

You can skip the middle-man. (Painful-unnecessary childbirth!)

Problem is people want to pass on their own genes, creating their heritage through raising someone just isn't enough for most people. Which I don't think is necessarily a bad thing, although more adoption would definitely help a lot of people.

Yar
08-11-2008, 01:34 AM
I'm a big supporter of adoption. I wish people would do it more. If I get married and we want children (which I don't), I hope my [hypothetical] wife definitely considers adoption, even if we still have our own kids.

Avarice-ness
08-11-2008, 02:22 AM
I personally think that if you are still devoted to something that tends to be a social requirement (AKA school (NOT college)) then you are to young. So 19 or 18 and below. I also think, that things like stable jobs and a stable financial AND emotional setting are a MUST when having kids, chances are the younger ages don't meet both those requirements, either because they are not mature enough or because they don't have the kind of work skills or background needed to financially take care of a child.

Old? I think 40+ is to old only because of increased risk to both the mother and the baby. I mean 35 is the TRUE increase age but I'll be nice and go with 40.

As for me~ Most of my family, including grandparents and parents and cousins and aunts and uncles, have all had their first kid between the age of 21 and 24. My husband is 24 and I am 22 (23 Nov. 1st) and our baby will show her pretty face in just a couple of weeks.

There are plenty of people who think 22 is a bad age for kids, I don't know why, but I guess it depends on the person. Some 22 year old college students are out drinking and partying. My husband and myself are as old and older and well.. we've been living like we're in our 30's with a couple of kids already. Some people would call that a bad thing though too. :P


In all cases it depends on the person. My husbands parents had his older brother when they were 15 and 17 and him when they were 17 and 19, and then his younger brother two years later and his sister two years after that. They've been good parents and didn't really have problems like some people have with maturity. Granted, they did drop out of school but that was their own choice, just like keeping his brother and him were their own choice.

Vikeve
08-11-2008, 02:49 AM
The older you are the higher your children are at risk of something going wrong. But if your not prepared to support a disabled child then your not prepared to raise a child at all is what I think.

o_O
08-11-2008, 02:55 AM
60 is far too old to be having children. The mother will nearly be 80 before the kid finishes highschool. Imagine having to put your parents in a rest home before you even finish school.

Peegee
08-11-2008, 04:44 AM
Hopefully the woman has had children before turning 60.

Madame Adequate
08-11-2008, 06:03 AM
Biologically speaking, there is no young or old, simply reproduction. I don't know that I'm willing to make a moral statement on this, but I do think that it's only sensible to have kids when you are emotionally stable, financially secure, and can provide for them sufficiently until they are at least the age of majority and preferably beyond. But arguing against our single most fundamental biological urge, indeed the entire purpose of our existence from our body's point of view, is like trying to turn back the tide. People are going to have sex and kids at times when it might not be their wisest option, simply because it's what we're meant to do.

Heath
08-11-2008, 11:38 AM
I don't think there's any specific age due to people having different levels of maturity sometimes regardless of their age, so I think it's a more a case of "being ready" rather than their age. However, I certainly think that the parents should be out of school and university before they make such a decision and be financially secure enough to afford one and all the associated costs. If it were me personally, I'd probably want one between the ages of say 24 and 30 assuming I was out of education by that point. I'd certainly not want one straight out of university because I'd want a few years to find my feet first. Likewise, I suppose have a girlfriend (or preferably wife) would help!

Huckleberry Quin
08-11-2008, 01:19 PM
I think old people should be banned from having sex when people know about it. Except for me, of course. When I hit 70, I'm going to run hobble around the town completely naked, asking people if they want some wrinkly lovin'.

I reckon I could get away with it by saying "oooh....I forgot to take me meds...hehehe".

Jojee
08-11-2008, 03:50 PM
xDDD Must live long enough to see Quin do that and tape it, then post it all over EoFF and get banned for porn. Hell, I'll be like 80 by then so I wouldn't care!

It's probably weird for the kids whose parents were 45+ when they were born. More like grandparents. o_o

Me, I don't want kids until I'm like.. 30. First of all I'm terrified of childbirth and also it doesn't look that fun to take care of a baby. :P I want to enjoy my youth and freedom. When I do have kids, I might consider solely by adoption. And if I have to compromise, I'd give birth to ONE kid only.

rubah
08-11-2008, 08:15 PM
Too young is when you regret seeing that colored line on the kit.

Too old is when you regret seeing that colored line on the kit.

Avarice-ness
08-11-2008, 10:03 PM
Too young is when you regret seeing that colored line on the kit.

Too old is when you regret seeing that colored line on the kit.

I don't agree with that. Granted I didn't regret seeing the colored line but that was only 'cause I knew I was pregnant to begin with and my husband and I wanted a child, I do admit I did have regret for the first three months only because the line caused me to realize things were about to change and that things that weren't going to change, needed to change, clearly I have no regret anymore, but honestly, most people who find out they're going to have a baby regardless of age (unless they are planned) will, at some point of pregnancy, question if this was a good choice or even go "What have I done?".

A lot of first time parents that I've met and known who are wonderful parents now, truly regretted getting pregnant at that time, but after about 4 months of pregnancy that regret was washed away. (At 4 months you tend to be able to feel the baby kick at you, so in most cases people tend to look at the baby solely as a fetus until that physical and maternal bond is created by the fact you can now feel the child inside you).

I think that if you regret the line forever, then yeah you're to young or to old, but in most cases that's not the case, they only regret it for a few months then realize the wonderment of having a baby inside of you.