So I have been invited to a Spa Day and Night for a friends birthday and we would be staying overnight. Basically a girls weekend.
My beautiful DD is 2 months old..
What is a suitable time/age to leave DD overnight?
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17-11-2013 09:58 #1
17-11-2013 10:01 #2
The answer will be when you feel comfortable.
I know I couldn't leave my DS overnight yet and he's 9 mo but will probably start when he night weans but to work night shift.
I also know people who have left very little babies overnight.
17-11-2013 10:02 #3Senior Member
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who would you be leaving her with tho?
17-11-2013 10:04 #4
Are you BF or FF? If BF would you have enough expressed for her to be fed?
We left DS3 overnigbt with my mum when he was 3.5 months old for a wedding. He is formula fed and it went well.
It really comes down to whenever you are comfortable with, what anyone else thinks doesnt matter
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17-11-2013 10:06 #5
It will depend on a few factors....including who you have to look after her?
DS is 4 months old. I would possibly leave him at home with DH overnight, but only if I couldn't work out a way around it. And it would have to be something fairly important and unavoidable.
There is no way I would leave him with anyone else, and not for quite a long time I imagine. My parents tend to do sleepovers with grandkids only once they are about 3yo.
I actually just can't imagine being away from DS that long. My mil looked after him for 2.5 hrs the other night....in the same location where we were, just in another room, and I was itching to get him back by the end of it!
17-11-2013 10:08 #6
When your comfortable with it.
I have babysat my nephew at 4 weeks.
I don't leave my kids overnight until they are between 2-4 years. That me's. Do it when You and partner when your comfortable.
17-11-2013 10:15 #7
I have only been away from DD overnight once- she was 15 weeks old and I was attending the birth of my nephew. She was left home with DH and hasn't been left overnight anywhere else. She is now 15 months old and still isn't ready; she wakes during the night and I wouldn't want to impose that on anyone else as she is very clingy with me and can be hard to resettle.
It is entirely up to you and really depends on your baby- DS I remember leaving overnight with my mum at 6 weeks. He was easy like that, I could leave him with other family members from about 8 months on and he was happy without me.
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17-11-2013 11:42 #8
The answer is really simple - when YOU are ready. Age and circumstance is different for all of us.
17-11-2013 12:28 #9
OP is it possible you could attend the day time event but not stay overnight?
Surely your friends will understand you aren't ready or choose not to leave your LO for too long. Especially if you are BFing, logistically that can be a challenge having to express during the day and night.
Personally I wouldn't be ready to leave my LO alone or with df over night. But I also haven't been away from her more than 1hr ttl since she was born 6wks ago. So its probably more so my anxiety moreso than her needing me. Everyone is different.
17-11-2013 13:16 #10-
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I wouldn't leave my bub overnight at that age, but that's me.
I went to a concert in a different city early on with a friend. Hubby and bub came and stayed in the hotel when my friend and I went to the concert. I was probably only away for 3 hours. I could still feed bub etc although hubby did give bub one bottle (expressed).
Could you do something similar? Hubby come and stay in a motel room while you go out and have a spa treatment etc?
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