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    Thankfully this is not a legal matter and everyone has their own morals when it comes to this. Some may say that they aren't ready to leave their child until they are 21 years old - good for you.

    Personally, I had a baby and not a lobotomy. Life goes on. A baby isn't the end of the world nor should it be the end of one's social life if they don't want.

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    I went away overnight when DD was about 3 months old. I had a wonderful time. You might be a new mum but your also still a person who deserves me time. I'm not a martyr.

    My parents minded my DD. As I live with them there was no change in her routine and my parents LOVED it.

    I went back to work when she was 8 months and work nightshift so I could never have waited until she was 2 before leaving her overnight!! She's asleep while I'm gone, makes it much easier knowing I'm not missing anything.

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    DS had a sleep over at 11w at my mums. We went to a 30th.

    He is nearly 18 months and has stayed prob 6-7 times overnight. My mum looks after him 2 days a week so it's like a second home, he has his own room, cot etc.

    IMO I believe it's who you can trust to look after your baby, not the age that is important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Thankfully this is not a legal matter and everyone has their own morals when it comes to this. Some may say that they aren't ready to leave their child until they are 21 years old - good for you.

    Personally, I had a baby and not a lobotomy. Life goes on. A baby isn't the end of the world nor should it be the end of one's social life if they don't want.
    Agree.

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    I went to my sisters hens night when DD was 3 weeks old. My mum stayed at the hotel with DD and I went back when it was time for her next feed..

    In 2 weeks she will be having her first sleepover at my mums and she will be 5mo. Its for my birthday and that of 2 friends so both DP and I will be going.

    I feel that if you are comfortable with it and completely trust who you are leaving baby with then timing is up to you as baby's parents.

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    My oldest is about to turn 19 and my youngest is 2 (I have 5 kids) in that time If I add it all up I've had about 21 nights away from my kids

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    I couldn't leave a newborn over night. In terms of breast feeding, organising bottles, expressing so I don't get blockage, totally exhausted anyway so I wouldn't want to go out, also id not ask it of anyone else to get up every 2 hours and settle my baby and not trust someone else to cosleep or correctly make a bottle at 3am etc etc etc

    I'd happily leave Katelyn with her dad for a few hours so I can drink though. its not happened yet because it's always one thing or another.

    jasper had his first overnight sleep with my inlaws at 14 months.I can imagine if my mum asked to have both kids once Katelyn is 1 year old that would be okay, but not younger than that over night.

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    I left my DS at 4 weeks old overnight with my sister.

    I had PND, wasn't breastfeeding (and I had doctors, nurses, midwives and strangers making me feel horrible) and needed a break to get out, see a friend and yes... Drink & Relax.

    DF couldn't have him as in his line of work he needs a full nights sleep and not to be tired.

    But thank god I did go out as it helped me relax and not to stress so much.

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    Ds was almost 1 the first time I left him alone overnight.
    My sil left hers at 4 weeks I guess it's whatever your comfortable with


 

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