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First time away?

Anonymous

How old was your baby the first time you left them over night/for the weekend?

  • Kieli
    Dec 11

    My daughter is 18 months, my birthday is in a couple days so I’m going to leave her over night for the first time with my grandma 😅 I’m nervous and so ready for a lil break lol

  • Brooke
    Dec 11

    My 6m old has slept over grandparents a few times now. First time at 4m (on our wedding night)

  • Sarah
    Dec 11

    Mine was 8mo when I left him with my husband for a long weekend and 10mo when we both left him with aunt/uncle/grandparents for a long weekend

  • Brianne
    Dec 12

    My son spent his first night away at grandma’s (5 minutes from us) at 5 weeks old and does this about once a month. She loves taking care of him and we are thankful for the restful nights. We left him overnight with a friend at almost 4 months. We are now planning a 4 night trip where he will stay with my sister-in-law at 7 months old. I think it depends on your trust in who will be caring for them. If we didn’t have people who we knew were wonderful parents and would be able to keep to his schedule then we wouldn’t be ok with so many nights away. Tbh we would have gone insane a long time ago if we didn’t get time away from him and he’s only 4 months. 😂 i also think the earlier you do this the more independence the child gains.