Some say one is the loneliest number, but when it comes to children, it just may be the best number around. While a Brady Bunch-sized family  has its benefits, there are plenty of perks to a smaller family unit.
Wondering what number is right for you? Here are some reasons why it's smart to stop after one.
You avoid sibling slip-ups.
Calling your children the wrong name or accidentally comparing the two doesn't happen when there's only one.
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You build a stronger bond.
With unlimited one-on-one time, you and your child will form a special connection.
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You have fewer schedules to coordinate.
Now you only have one soccer game to sit through  a week, not including those awful tournaments.
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You don't have to referee any battles.
With no sibling squabbles to settle , your house will be a place of peace.
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You can travel without the hassle.
It's much easier (and more cost efficient) to board a plane to Europe with one child than with two or more.
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You save some money.
Here's a math problem for you. It costs almost $250,000  to raise a child. If you have three children, how much money is that?
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You are way less stressed.
Don't get us wrong, raising any amount of children is tough work. But you feel less of a burden when there's only one tot to tend to.
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Your child becomes more independent.
Without a built-in playmate, your child will learn how to appreciate a little alone time.
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You regain your pre-baby life much sooner.
Watching your child move out may make you cry, but it also frees you from doing their laundry.
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