(Closed) At what age would you feel comfortable going on a trip without the baby?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Is 6 months old too young to leave baby with grandparents for a few days?

    yes

    no

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If you have family that wants to help I say go for it! I myself, went away for two nights when my kids were that age. Two was good for me, I could probably have done 3 but more than that I would have been chomping at the bit to get home. Even if you were to just go for a few nights it will feel like an eternity after having a baby haha!

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee

    I think it depends on your baby. Some 6 month olds are clingy and cant bear to be seperated from mum or dad but others are perfectly happy being passed around a room for strangers to oooh and ahh at. If your baby is content around grandparents then I say go for it, it will be great for you to have a mini break. If your baby is very clingy and untrusting of others then maybe hold off this time until they are a little older. 

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    SnowInApril :  I’d be on the fence about it too. Could you fly out just for the few days after his convention? He’ll be working those first 3 days anyway and it would make it a shorter trip away from the baby. 

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    SnowInApril :  

    I think every situation is different. Personally, my daughter will be two in August, and I haven’t left her overnight yet.

    everyone is different, I would trust your gut on this, I think you are going to get a wide variety of responses because everyone is different.

    You could ease the baby into it, leave the baby with grandma and grandpa overnight a few times leading up to the trip 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’d go for 3 days.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee

    I wouldn’t do it for just the emotional aspect, but that’s NOT the peak age for separation anxiety…they are older when that becomes more of a factor. If you’re comfortable with it, it should be fine. I personally, would not have been, but my son is 1 1/2 and I would still miss him like crazy if I were to go away without him.

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m in the same boat!! I’m the matron of honor at a wedding in Mexico in October. My baby will be just under 7 months. We’re going for 4 nights to be there for all of the wedding events, and I’m kinda freaking out about it, but realistically, I know that she’ll be fine. Plus our parents are SO EXCITED to have multiple days with her. I say if you have family that’s willing and eager to watch the baby, and you want to go, do it!

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper

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    SnowInApril : My LO is over 3 years old and I still haven’t traveled without LO.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    It definitely depends on your baby. Mine was way too clingy to her parents at that age but there are other babys that are fine.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I couldn’t have handled it at 6 months and my son couldn’t have either, but my friend’s baby was totally happy even with strangers up until age one and only started crying when he was away from mom after that. There’s really no right answer here, but if you’re on the fence about it then I would try leaving for just one night first and then see how baby manages and how you feel. 

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    *not a mom* but I would. And have friends that go for a weekend away with their babes about that age.

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    For me, 6 months is too young.  I need them to be able to talk before I leave them to go away.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    I absoulutely couldn’t have done it – but this is me. (I was also still breastfeeding and did not want to pump). My cousins left their first son alone with the grandmother when he was 2 months old to go to Paris for a week. 

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Has your baby ever spent the night elsewhere? Is LO totally comfortable with the grandparents?

    I personally couldn’t do it, but my dd is almost 2 and still hasn’t been away from us other than like daycare or an hour here or there with a sitter.

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