When did you first leave baby overnight?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How old was baby when you first left him/her overnight?
    0-3 Months : (10 votes)
    27 %
    3-6 Months : (8 votes)
    22 %
    6-9 Months : (7 votes)
    19 %
    Can't bring myself to do it yet...baby is 9+ months old. : (12 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Mine is 6mo and I have not yet.  I’ve left in the afternoon/evening and had my mom put her to bed but I’ve always been home by 11pm or so.  She still feeds at least once per night so I’d just rather be there to do it since she falls asleep while nursing but doesn’t fall asleep with a bottle.  I’m guessing I’ll be comfortable closer to the 1 year mark, I have no plans on leaving her overnight anytime soon since I really have no need to.  I’d like to take a short vacation next March (she will be about 3 weeks shy of 1 year) so we’ll see!

    I was in a wedding it would have been nice to not have her at night for but she was only 1 mo and there was no point in attempting to get up every 3 hours to pump…I mean what’s the point of being away from the baby if you have to do that so often anyway?! 🙂

    Post # 3
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    7261 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I think mine is an odd case because we bedshare with DD and still have not been able to transition her to a crib, but DD will be a year old next month and I haven’t left her at night. If she had been sleeping well in a crib, I think I would have been comfortable to leave her overnight with my DH or my mom around 9 months old.

    Post # 4
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    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My son is 6 1/2 months, and I haven’t yet. He will for sure be on his first overnight to my parent’s place in February when he’s 10 1/2 months.

    Post # 5
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    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I breastfed, so I did not leave mine overnight until they were weaned.  They were over a year each.

    Post # 6
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    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    MissCountryGirl727:  I’m pregnant with my first so I haven’t been there yet but as of now, I cannot imagine leaving my baby overnight ever. God, I hope I can get past that when baby comes though because I’m sure it will be nice to eventually have a break. My sister has a one-year-old and she has never left her overnight either. She has left her LO until midnight-ish to go to a dinner or a movie but she has always slept at home with them. 

    Post # 7
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    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I left mine for an out of town trip in August when he was 15 months old; he’s still not completely weaned, but he nurses for comfort more than nourishment at this point.

    Post # 8
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    870 posts
    Busy bee

    My daughter is 3 months and she’s had 2 overnights with my parents. We have a wedding coming up this November and will be staying over so she will have another overnight at 4 months. My parents also lives about 20 minutes from our home so if something didn’t work out, or she needed something, its a quick drive back to us.

    Post # 9
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    187 posts
    Blushing bee

    6 weeks for us! I had to spend a week pumping to get enough milk, it was a lot of work. We left DD with my parents and it went great, plus I wasn’t worried since my mom is a nurse.

    Post # 10
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    187 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’ll add too, it’s hard! But I must say my DD LOVES LOVES LOVES going or Grammy & Grampy’s house now and she’s only 9 months old. I’ve never seen her get so excited over something and I think it is because she was exposed so early on. She starts waving and clapping as soon as we pull into their driveway. It warms my heart.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  akazan.
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    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    MissCountryGirl727:  I don’t have a baby, but I’ll answer for my friend haha. My bridal shower was on Saturday, so my BM/new mommy friend came and left DD at home with her husband. It was a couple hour drive, so she stayed over night, we drank some wine with a few other friends and talked wedding. Her DD is 9 weeks old and it was her first time leaving her alone. Her and her husband left her with the in-laws for a night around 6 weeks.

    Post # 12
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    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I had to go back to work at 8 weeks and had to go out of town for a night that first week back. I thought it was going to be really hard, and I did miss her like crazy, but I have to admit that I enjoyed a full night’s sleep and drinks out with my coworkers that night!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  GingerBaby.
    Post # 13
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    1616 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My dd is almost one (cue meltdown) and I haven’t left her overnight yet. DH and I go to hockey games and don’t get home till 10:30ish, so that’s the latest we’ve been away. My mom and dad are dyyying for a ‘slumber party’ at their house, but I can’t imagine being away from dd all night, so once in a while my mom will come stay the night at our house and hold dd all night long. It’s great for DH and I cause we’re close to her, but we don’t have to do anything since my mom is here. 

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I can’t vote because there’s no option that applies to me. I have left DD overnight but she had just turned 1. That was due more to lack of opportunity than a fear of leaving her.

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