7 Bɪɢɢᴇsᴛ Dɪꜰꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴄᴇs Between The First And Second Child

Mom ɪʟʟᴜsᴛʀᴀᴛᴇs the ᴅɪꜰꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴄᴇs between the first and second child in her comic, which is ʜɪʟᴀʀɪᴏᴜsʟʏ ʀᴇᴀʟ

Wang Chen is an incredible illustrator from China and a VR game designer who lives in the United States. She is also a mom of two daughters Electra and Ali, and recently drew a series of comics that hilariously capture the ᴛᴏᴏ-ʀᴇᴀʟ ᴅɪꜰꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴄᴇs between raising your first kid and your second.

This funny series was updated on her Facebook page, The Messycow Comics. Parents know, that there are some quite ʙɪɢ ᴅɪꜰꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴄᴇs between having your first and second child, from ᴅɪꜰꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴛ approaches to pregnancy, to sʟɪɢʜᴛʟʏ ᴅɪꜰꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴛ ᴡᴀʏs the kids are raised once born. And let’s watch these changes in the below.

The pregnancy

When you’re pregnant for the first time, you’re ᴄᴀᴜᴛɪᴏᴜs about what you eat and how you live. It becomes the most interest to you to eat the healthiest foods and to be your most ᴅɪsᴄɪᴘʟɪɴᴇᴅ self.

However, when you’re pregnant for the second time, you might want to be yourself and eat whatever you want.

Sᴛᴀᴛᴜs ᴏꜰ ᴀ ǫᴜᴇᴇɴ? Well, maybe!

Being pregnant for the first time is a wonderful experience for both you and your husband. You will be ᴘᴀᴍᴘᴇʀᴇᴅ and cared for in ways you have never experienced before.

However, after the second time, you may find yourself doing practically all of the ʜᴏᴜsᴇʜᴏʟᴅ ᴄʜᴏʀᴇs by yourself.


When it comes to your firstborn’s ʜʏɢɪᴇɴᴇ, you might follow a ʀɪɢɪᴅ ᴘʀᴏᴄᴇᴅᴜʀᴇ, ᴅᴏᴜʙʟɪɴɢ ᴜᴘ on the ᴄʟᴇᴀɴɪɴɢ ᴏꜰ sᴘᴀᴄᴇs where your child spends time.

But, with your second child around, you might take it easy and lay back.


When you’re a first-time mother, you’re worried about ʙʀᴇᴀsᴛꜰᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ, ʟᴀᴛᴄʜɪɴɢ, and making enough milk for your child.

However, with the arrival of the second child, you know what’s coming and might give in to ꜰᴏʀᴍᴜʟᴀ ᴍɪʟᴋ earlier than usual.


While expecting your first child, you might go on a clothes shopping spree, to the extent of wanting your newborn to wear a brand new dress almost every single day. But, with the second child, you might opt to reuse your firstborn’s clothes.

Parenting blues

Being a parent for the first time, you might try everything to ᴀᴠᴏɪᴅ TV’s ʙᴀᴅ ɪɴꜰʟᴜᴇɴᴄᴇ on him/her. But, with the second child, TV becomes the sᴀᴠɪᴏʀ that helps you get him/her off your back for some time.

First day at school

Watching your first child go to school for the first time might make you ᴛᴇᴀʀ ᴜᴘ with the thought of him/her stepping out alone into an ᴀʟɪᴇɴ ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ. But, with the second child, you might actually be ʀᴇʟɪᴇᴠᴇᴅ to see him/her off so you can have a few ᴡᴏʀʀʏ-ꜰʀᴇᴇ hours for yourself.

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