(Closed) Leaving Baby with a Babysitter for the First Time?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: At what age did you leave your baby for the first time?
    0-1 month : (3 votes)
    27 %
    1-2 months : (3 votes)
    27 %
    2-3 months : (1 votes)
    9 %
    3-4 months : (1 votes)
    9 %
    4-5 months : (0 votes)
    5-6 months : (0 votes)
    6 months- 1 year : (2 votes)
    18 %
    over 1 year : (1 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    My sister waited probably 5 or 6 months to leave her first child alone, then quickly got over it and now almost begs us to babysit all the time. I can see why it would be hard to do it for the first time though.

    Post # 4
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t have children but it sounds like you are doing the right things. Since you are going back to work it does sound like a good idea to start leaving her for small amounts of time so that both you and Addie can get used to it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t have kids, but I think I would have the nanny come early to meet and spend time with your daughter while you’re there – it might help with your separation anxiety. Heck – I’d have the petsitter spend time with my pets before leaving.

    Post # 7
    Member
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I’ve been leaving Ceci with Mr. DG to work half days, and even that is killing us!  I don’t know when I’ll be ready for a babysitter.  I do think getting used to it sooner rather than later is a good thing (to get used to it)… but I already have to leave her too much for work!

    Post # 9
    Member
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Sept 1 is my start date ๐Ÿ˜

    Post # 10
    Member
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m not having kids anytime soon but I plan on fully using lactational amenorrhea method.  There are basically 7 rules, and during the first 6-8 months, I’ll hopefully be following the rules.  But things happen and I can’t say that it’s set in stone.  I understand how it would be difficult to leave your baby, not something I would be looking forward to.

    Post # 11
    Member
    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    When I was a teenager I used to baby sit and the couple I did it for left Theo for 2/3 hours at about 1 month – just so that they could relax, go to the pictures or have a meal without thinking about the baby! – and then when she went back to work at 5 months (ish) her and Theo (the baby) were OK about spending the days apart!

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