(Closed) When did you first leave baby overnight?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How old was baby when you first left him/her overnight?

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    Can't bring myself to do it yet...baby is 9+ months old.

  • Post # 16
    47432 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    MissCountryGirl727:  We left our son with his parents when he was 12 months. It’s not that we didn’t want to do so earlier, we just couldn’t afford to go anywhere.

    Post # 17
    3088 posts
    Sugar bee

    I have two kids, now 5 and 6, and I never left them overnight anywhere until they could walk and talk.

    Post # 18
    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I had to travel for work when DD was ~7 months old, so she was with DH for several days and that went fine. Then just a couple weeks ago, we did our first trip away where she went and stayed with my parents, at a year old almost exactly. She handled it just fine! I shouldn’t have worried.

    Post # 19
    6377 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Daughter is over 9 months, and I can’t imagine leaving her alone over night with someone else any time soon.  I know that sounds really needy, but I’m not ready yet.  I think our honeymoon will be delayed for at least another year because I’m not ready to leave her alone for the whole night without us.  I know I’m pathetic 🙁

    Post # 20
    1462 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My LO is just two and we are yet to spend a night apart. Part of that is circumstantial as we moved away from our family and support network when LO was only 15 months old (and still night nursing) so overnights haven’t been feasible.

    Post # 21
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I had to be out of town for work for a night when mine was about 5 months old, and I was NOT happy about it. The next time we left him overnight was at about a year and a half and that was fine (he was mostly weaned by that point so it was easier).

    Post # 22
    2836 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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    MissCountryGirl727:  I left my son with my mom for ONE night- when he was about 3.5 weeks old, but it was sort of an “emergency”.  And- I ended up driving over there in the middle of the night LOL

    After that, I didn’t leave him until he was 2 or 3.  There wasn’t a need for it.  When I traveled, he came with.


    Post # 23
    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My LO is almost 9 months and I can’t do it yet.  I am the last face he sees at night and the first face in the morning and I LOVE our bedtime routine….I just can’t.

    Post # 24
    1153 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My LO will be 8 months on Sunday. We have not done any overnights, she EBF’s, won’t take a bottle, nurses to sleep and still nurses a couple of times a night. And we live 2,500 miles from our closest family so theres that too =)

    Post # 25
    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

    I felt bad leaving him at 3-4 months but it was our wedding night and my parents were a flight of stairs and a room away so if anything went wrong I wasn’t far away. We had plenty of frozen EBM stored just for that night. He slept through the night anyway!

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