I would definitely do a few trial runs to see how he goes away from you sleeping at grandmas. That way if it doesnt work out you can get him.
But 2 my dd was happy to go off to the grandparents house my ds now cries when he has to come home!
We recently went on a two night trip away which we have never done and left mil a key to our place incase ds was getting upset and the comforts of his own home would help settle him.
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06-06-2016 14:01 #11
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06-06-2016 14:03 #12
I'd say let him stay at grandparents house and gave a trial run first. We co sleep with DS but he's fine to sleep in his own bed at his grandparents house, you'll be surprised how the adapt in a different environment.
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06-06-2016 14:13 #13
We have been away overnight a couple of times (most recently when I had DS) and my parents and IL's have come here to mind DD. She is a real homebody who loves her own bed so it suits her better to be here. Plus it's easier for whoever is looking after her because all her things are here too. But that's just her personality so I think it depends what suits your child.
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06-06-2016 14:30 #14
Ohh I hadn't thought of this but it seems obvious now that it's been pointed out - so many toddlers around this age have an overnight trip away from parents because lots of families have another baby around now!
Well that's reassuring that DS will probably be fine
The replies seem to be about 50:50 to whether they stay at home or go to ILs, we'll have to think more about that, and definitely do a test run!
06-06-2016 15:47 #15
Ask your in laws which they would prefer to do
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06-06-2016 15:50 #16Member
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Oh one thing, make sure his grandies tell him in the morning that you guys are picking him up from daycare, and ask if one of the workers can remind him (like a 'hey, remember mummy and daddy are coming back today so they will be here to pick you up!') so he doesn't get a shock
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06-06-2016 18:19 #17
We've done both. DS at home with MIL staying at our place and also recently, he had his first sleepover at Nan's.
He was fine both times.
But his routine stayed very much the same. Dinner, bath, pyjamas, books, sleeping bag, comforter and dummy and bed.
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06-06-2016 19:13 #18
Mine was 6.5 months old when he first slept over at my folks house. He had his own room with a portacot and toys. I had a wedding to go to, he was orginally going to come with me but they offered to take him for the Night so I could enjoy myself more (single mum back then). And today he's 9 and he sleeps there every thurs night and wouldn't have it any other way. He has a close bond with them.
I would have a few trials before then. Maybe first night stay there to see how it goes and go from there but if your IL's make it fun for him and he has his own special room or his own quilt and pillow there I'm sure he would be fine and when he is used to it you and your Partner could go out on date nights kid free !
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