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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadaca View Post
    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.
    See I feel the opposite. What if all parties want to have a few drinks and are a bit worse for wear? One of the rules we have whenever someone else's child is sleeping over is that DH or I don't drink in case something goes pear shaped at 1 or 2 am and we need to drive the child home urgently.

    OP you're not comfortable with it so don't do it. You'd save what $50?? Not worth it imo.

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    I wouldn't let my 2y have sleepovers I have let my kids at the the age of 3.5 stay at my mums and sisters.
    For friends sleepovers it's been 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    OP you're not comfortable with it so don't do it. You'd save what $50?? Not worth it imo.
    I'd save $30, so agreed, not worth it. And I'd still have to take my youngest (2 mo) with me to the party (fully BF and doesn't settled easily with a bottle). So I wouldn't/couldn't let my hair down at this party anyway.

    I also don't know my friend babysitter, so not keen on trusting her with my kid...

    All this make me chose to skip the party and not to the sleep over.

    FWIW I asked DS if he wanted to go to his friends house and he said no. He asked to go to another friends house instead!
    DH also thinks it's too early so all parties are on the same page. ☺️

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCreamingSoda View Post
    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?!
    Absolutely nothing dodgy about my friend or the situation but I understand how my OP could read that way.

    She's just much more relaxed than me with her 2yo and wants to save some money on the babysitter by going halves

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    I think you're making the right choice. It's one thing to have a sleepover with a trusted friend. It's another thing entirely to leave them at someone else's house with someone you (and they) don't even know.

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    Nope - not until I was confident that my child could talk to me. But I am paranoid about abuse. My 7yo still doesnt do sleepovers.

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    Can you have the kids babysat together but pick yours up after the party?


 

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