(Closed) When did you first leave your baby?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I currently go out for two hour increments between feedings and she is two weeks old

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Could you not bring your baby to the showers?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Even if you end up on an “aggressive” feeding schedule (which is every 2 hours, so 6, 8, 10 etc – regardless of how long they eat) you would still have at least an hour in between feedings.  That would be WORST CASE scenario.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I might sound silly but my daughter was 17mo old when I first left her with anyone other then my husband. I didn’t even leave her with him until she was several months old. I tried to pump and didn’t have any success and I would get super bad anxiety and start having panic attacks if she went with anyone. It’s only been recently that I’ve felt comfortable to leave her for a couple hours at a time.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My baby was 5, maybe 6 weeks? I went to get my hair done, took about 2 hours. I fed him first and by the time I got back he was hungry again. But I did pump a bottle before I left too.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@roxy821:  Ya, I guess if it is family it is easier to ask. But you already know you will be fine leaving her with DH, so a couple hours gone shouldn’t be too hard. I think no matter what leaving the first tme will be hard.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@roxy821:  You will probably just have to play it by ear and see how it is going. RSVP yes and they should understand if you can only quickly pop by or if for some reason you can’t make it.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think for a shower anyone would understand you bringing your newborn!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I left the baby with DH when she was about 3 weeks to go food shopping.  He had a bottle I had pumped but I was a nervous mess!  I left her with my mom when she was 6 weeks to attend a family obligation again with an emergency bottle. Again I was a nervous mess and really felt quite overwhelmed.  Can you leave your RSVP open ended depending on where you’re at? Or maybe just stop in between feedings?  Although at 2 weeks my dsughter was still kind of unpredictable with feeding.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

At two weeks you might not want to leave her and that is OK.  Also, if this is your first you will likely go late. I am not sure I would want to be around a bunch of people right after giving birth. I would hate for you to pick up a cold and bring it home. 

RSVP yes, but let them know you might not be able to make it. Then decide.  Especially if they are not close enough you could bring your baby, I would prolly use that as an excuse not to go.

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