Last edited by Gothel; 12-01-2013 at 16:45.
Grandparents? Straight away - any time from birth onwards. DD regularly has sleepovers with them, and is looked after by my parents for at least 1 day a week on a regular basis anyway.
Anyone else? It depends on who, of course. I'd have no problem with DD sleeping over at most of my friends' houses, but we haven't needed to do that as my parents live so close and are always happy to have her.
I think at 2.5 she's a bit young for 'social' sleepovers (i.e., sleeping over at someone's house with her friends for fun). But I'd be happy for her to stay over with most of our friends or family if we needed a babysitter.
DS had his first sleepover at 5 years old. He stayed at our neighbours house - a male gay couple, they had their daughters for the weekend and the kids had a sleepover. I did not have an issue at all and he had a great time with his friends. He has also had a sleepover at my friends with her son and again had a great time. We have also had 2 sleepovers at our house with 2 of his friends. Our DD who is now 5 has never had a sleepover really - my MIL babysat overnight at our house last year while we were away in town for the night and our DD was not very happy about it, so I think she is not ready for a sleepover yet, but when she is and if it is with someone I trust I don't have a problem with it. I loved sleepovers when I was a kid!! N
I haven't read the replies but I can't imagine a childhood without sleep overs. I do understand where the op is coming from but I don't think ild be able to say no. Ild have to have meet the friends parents a fair few times. As for grandparents, I def would allow this. Tho my views could change my kids are still little.
I am very particular about sleepovers, for good reason. My children won't be having them with anyone but a select few family members who I trust explicitly.
I have no idea. I imagine we'll err on the side of overprotective though.
DS is almost 2 and we are yet to let him sleepover anywhere. There are no concerns with my parents in terms of fear of abuse, we would be more concerned that they may not be as vigilant with supervision and he may hurt himself whilst in their care (he is the kind of kid who gets into everything & would run for the hills if a door was left open).
I think it will be lovely for him to occasionally sleep over at his grandparents house when he grows up a little more
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