15 Signs It May Be Too Soon To Have A Baby With Your Partner
Relationship Status
Having a committed relationship is important to reflect on before you and your partner decide that it's time to have a child together. While more and more people are having children before marriage, at least having a solid relationship base should be a priority before having kids.
Financial Status
Being in a sound financial position is crucial before having kids since there's a lot that goes into raising a child. Everything from cribs, diapers, toys, babysitters, or nannies to therapy for new moms to heal their postpartum depression can seriously take a toll on your finances.
Future Doubts
When you commit to having a child, you're committing to dealing with your partner for at least the next 18 years, even if things turn sour between you. If the thought of spending at least 18 years in your partner's life gives you pause, you may want to ruminate longer on your decision.
Living Situation
If you are someone who's been living in a one-bedroom apartment or tiny living arrangement with your partner, you might want to rethink your plans to have a child since a kid will need their own space to live and grow up in. Making sure that you have a big enough area for your newborn cannot be overstated.
Trustworthy Childcare
These days, it typically takes a dual-income household to make it work which means it's vital to have a reliable place to leave your child during work hours. If you can't think of at least two or three different reliable people who’ll help you out, apart from daycare, then you should reconsider if it's a good time to have a child.