when did you leave baby?

(38 Posts)
xxjessxx Sun 13-Mar-16 18:51:58

Just wondering when people first left baby in the care of anyone other than baby's dad?

Crasterwaves Sun 13-Mar-16 18:54:15

iWeb I went back to work so at 11 months.

Pinkheart5915 Sun 13-Mar-16 18:55:48

Our ds was left with his grandparents for 6 hours when he was 10 weeks, I expressed milk and he had his comfy blanket. He was totally fine.

AlleyCatandRastaMouse Sun 13-Mar-16 18:56:12

First was 6 months left with grandparents while we went to a wedding, second was 4 months, stayed with Dad, 3rd was 10months stayed with minder overnight. It is a very personal thing though so you will not get any convergence of answers.

MoreGilmoreGirls Sun 13-Mar-16 18:57:04

When he was 2. To be fair no grandparents live nearby otherwise it would prob have been sooner.

OvariesBeforeBrovaries Sun 13-Mar-16 18:57:08

5 months. She went into nursery full time as it was the start of the university term.

First time left overnight was two weeks ago, she's almost two (had to go away for a week for work) but she was with DP.

AlleyCatandRastaMouse Sun 13-Mar-16 18:58:31

Oops I did not realise you meant daytime. I went back to work on all 3 circa 6ish months.

Bluelilies Sun 13-Mar-16 18:58:54

About 6 weeks, but only for an hour or two between feeds whilst we went to the pub over the road.

Overnight it would have been aged about 2 years with grandparents

sepa Sun 13-Mar-16 18:59:14

Left Baby at 1 week old to go to Drs appointment for 1.5hrs. Not sure that really counts!

SerenityReynolds Sun 13-Mar-16 18:59:40

DD1 was left for about 6 hours at 4 months. DD2 for about 3 hours at 2 months. Both were mix fed and I left formula and expressed milk. Both were absolutely fine - DD2 fell asleep in the buggy on the way to leave her with my parents, and woke up 10 minutes before we arrived back!

magpie17 Sun 13-Mar-16 19:00:47

At 2 weeks I left him for an hour with his auntie while I had to take my cats to the vets. Overnight it was at about 5 months I think but I wasn't breastfeeding.

SerenityReynolds Sun 13-Mar-16 19:01:16

Should say for an overnight stay, DD1 was 2.5, but nothing had come up before that, that really justified us leaving her.

DartmoorDoughnut Sun 13-Mar-16 19:07:38

Will be this weekend coming, we're going out to lunch and he's spending a few hours with the ILs (at ours bless them!) he's just turned 18 months.

5minutestobed Sun 13-Mar-16 19:08:31

During the day about 6 months when we went to the cinema for a few hours. Has never been away from parents overnight yet and he is 3 in a few weeks. No family nearby though so no one to take him anyway!

xxjessxx Sun 13-Mar-16 19:09:12

Thanks everyone - I know it's a really personal thing but I just had a sudden "am I normal" feeling earlier today I'm sure we've all been there!

KnitFastDieWarm Sun 13-Mar-16 19:12:51

We first left ds with his grandparents when he was six weeks old while we went out on New Year's Eve. it was brilliant grin he is ff so no issues with feeding in my absence. I think there's not right or wrong age, it's just when you feel comfortable and fancy a little break.

Blondiewoman007 Sun 13-Mar-16 19:13:03

3 weeks- we went out for a meal and left expressed milk for grandparents to give in a bottle. No problems at all.
First overnight stay at grannie's when DS was around 5 months. Bliss!

KnitFastDieWarm Sun 13-Mar-16 19:13:30

meant to say - we were only away for a few hours. We've not left him overnight yet.

lenibose Sun 13-Mar-16 19:13:54

With a visiting grandparent at 20 days (I needed to pop to the GP surgery down the road and didn't want to drag him). MIL persuaded me to go have a cup of tea in peace as well. But all 4 grandparents live abroad (MIL visiting) so this is rare.

I went back to work at 7 months.

Left overnight with Dad at 11 months when I went for a conference. Has never been left overnight with anyone else. (No one to leave him with).

WhoisLucasHood Sun 13-Mar-16 19:16:56

I left PFB at 5 days to go out on my works Xmas Do.

Lightbulbon Sun 13-Mar-16 19:20:26

Daytime: dc1 for a few mins while going to local shop at under a week

1 day a week from 6 weeks

Dc1 overnight 3 months

Dc2 can't remember but started childminder 2 days at 4 months, overnight prob 6-8 months

Dc3 1/2 days a week from 5 weeks, overnight 5 months

All BF and needed to express milk in advance.

Arpege Sun 13-Mar-16 19:25:52

With a babysitter for a night out - 4 weeks

With daytime childcare to go back to work - 7 months

Overnight at 2 - stayed over at her dads sometimes.

Frazzled2207 Sun 13-Mar-16 19:35:42

Baby is 9m and will be left with my mother all day next week while i have a work kit day. Previously he has been left with her for two afternoons.

AtSea1979 Sun 13-Mar-16 19:36:48

From 4 weeks DD went to nursery for 2 full days

Shesinfashion Sun 13-Mar-16 20:48:40

After 7 months. Only cos she would only BF and refused EBM. I had her attached to me constantly. As soon as she would take a bottle I handed her over to the first person who offered to have her.

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