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    I don't think there is any real benefit for a 2 year old to go on a sleepover. They have such short attention spans and low tolerance, I can't imagine they would want to actually play together that whole time and enjoy themselves. Plus my 2 year old is still up a couple of times a night. So if it's just for a play date, no, I wouldn't allow it.

    However, I allow sleep overs at grandparents house sometimes. Mum watches him when I work and if I have to start at 6am it's easier for everyone if he just stays overnight, plus occasional date night sleepovers. If I didn't have grandparents to watch him and a trusted friend offered to take him under the same circumstances, I would allow it. But certainly not just for a play date.

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    I agree that I can't see any benefits to go on a sleepover for a 2yo.

    Said friend lives really close to us, so we could easily get DS back if things go wrong.

    She offered the sleep over as we are both attending the same party so we would save on babysitting costs.

    I can't say that the friendship is really close between the boys. They are both 2yo so sure they can play together and enjoy each other company. But I can't say they are close as they are very different.

    They also have completely different bed times (mine is 7pm, his is well after 9). But I guess in a sleep over setting there is not such thing as set bed time anyway 😉

    Honestly I think I'd rather fork the full babysitting cost myself or miss on the party. My friend probably can't afford the babysitter on her own which is why she is pushing for this arrangement.
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    It would be a no from me. Mine has slept over at grandparents for fun or babysitting but that's different.

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    I think 2 is much too young as well. Dd is 3.5 and I still wouldn't consider it. I can't even fathom leaving them with family yet (which is not easy anyway with no family nearby)

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    We were incredibly close to sown friends in Melbourne who had kids the same age as my DD1 who was 2 when she started sleeping over their place. Neither of us had families and to be honest we did it because it gave us both a break. My daughter spent most weekends with their kids and we socialised regularly as families.

    Looking back I can't believe we started sleepovers so young. None of my other kids would have had a sleepover that young.

    It sounds like you have valid reservations. I wouldn't in those circumstances.

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    My 2yr old still sleeps in a cot! So no way is he ready or does he need a sleep over.

    My DD1 who is 8 has sleep overs occasionally but thats it DD2 (4yrs) & DS can wait till they are at least 6

    (Im not including sleepovers at grandparents or in case of emergency in this)

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    I couldn't do it! My DD is 2 and she's only slept over at my Mums twice when we've had events on. She's still so hard to get to sleep and is transitioning into a bed.

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    IMO it's WAY too young. I might let my (almost) 2 year old stay the night with my mum or with a particularly close friend if I needed him to for some major reason but not just for fun. I get the impression that you think it is too young OP and i encourage you to follow that instinct. I might get flamed for this but I also just have to say that something sounds a bit dodgy about this to me. If someone kept asking more then once or twice I would just really have to question why?!? There is really only 2 or 3 people in the world that I would trust unsupervised overnight with my baby. Especially at an age that they can not easily tell me what has happened in that time. Something about what you are saying OP just has the hairs on the back of my neck standing up. Xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    I agree that I can't see any benefits to go on a sleepover for a 2yo.

    Said friend lives really close to us, so we could easily get DS back if things go wrong.

    She offered the sleep over as we are both attending the same party so we would save on babysitting costs.

    I can't say that the friendship is really close between the boys. They are both 2yo so sure they can play together and enjoy each other company. But I can't say they are close as they are very different.

    They also have completely different bed times (mine is 7pm, his is well after 9). But I guess in a sleep over setting there is not such thing as set bed time anyway 😉

    Honestly I think I'd rather fork the full babysitting cost myself or miss on the party. My friend probably can't afford the babysitter on her own which is why she is pushing for this arrangement.
    Okay...so this totally changed it! Sorry. I've never left my kids with a paid baby sitter, but if you were going to pay for one yourself I wouldn't see a problem splitting one and doing a 'sleepover' arrangement so you could go to an event. That's perfectly reasonable if you're cool with babysitters.


 

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