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Would you trust two 5 year olds with this?

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MadJeffBarn Fri 03-Mar-17 20:16:03

So we've recently gotten a nice sofa bed for the living room. My 5 year old is desperate for a sleepover now with her friends. She shares a room with her brother and there wasn't really room or comfortable enough makeshift beds before. But it would mean there would be nowhere for me to sleep comfortably downstairs with them. My daughter is sensible for her age and will come to me if there's any problems but the idea of leaving two little ones downstairs makes me a little anxious!

SumThucker Fri 03-Mar-17 20:17:30

I wouldn't, no.

Haggisfish Fri 03-Mar-17 20:20:17

Could you and ds sleep on sofa bed so dd and friend are upstairs?

Floggingmolly Fri 03-Mar-17 20:20:57


NapQueen Fri 03-Mar-17 20:21:11

Put her and her friend in your bed and you (and dp if there is one) take the sofabed.

SilenceOfThePrams Fri 03-Mar-17 20:23:50

I wouldn't have a five year old for a sleepover in the first place unless it were an emergency of some kind!

But if I did, then either I'd put them up in the room complete with big brother (assuming not a huge age gap), or else I'd make a big deal of training them with the new sofa bed, then I'd leave all doors to kitchen firmly closed, wedge the sitting room door open, my bedroom door open too, and dig out the baby monitor.

MadJeffBarn Fri 03-Mar-17 20:24:58

Our bedroom is even more of a no go as it has dhs very expensive office in that he has to use for work. Looks like we'll be delaying the sleepovers for a little longer then sad

NapQueen Fri 03-Mar-17 20:25:55

Tbh 5 is too young imo for a sleepover. Mines been for one and its not somethinf ill be repeating or reciprocating for a while. She is too young.

MadJeffBarn Fri 03-Mar-17 20:27:10

Me and the mum of said friend are very close, as are the girls so I know she feels comfortable with me. My daughter has been to hers for a sleepover and they were absolutely fine. Didn't think they were too young at all, and we only live down the road from each other.

Trifleorbust Fri 03-Mar-17 20:28:07

How old is her brother?

Ameliablue Fri 03-Mar-17 20:28:33

Unless it's a close relative or family friend, I wouldn't do sleepovers so young.

Rockchick1984 Fri 03-Mar-17 20:29:34

How old is her brother? Could he sleep downstairs or in with you for the night so DD can have sleepover in her room? My DS is 5 and has had sleepovers with friends whose parents are also my friends so I don't think she is too young, but wouldn't be happy to let a 5 year old sleep downstairs without an adult.

chitofftheshovel Fri 03-Mar-17 20:31:37

For me and my family the girls sleeping downstairs would be totally fine - what does everyone think will happen?

DixieNormas Fri 03-Mar-17 20:32:24

Is the brother older? If so id give him your room and you spend the night on the sofa

longdiling Fri 03-Mar-17 20:35:09

What specifically worries you about downstairs? Getting out the front door? Mucking about in the kitchen?

MrsRhettButler Fri 03-Mar-17 20:38:28

Honestly, chitofftheshovel honestly fuck knows what would happen if I left 5yo dd and either of her naughty lovely best friends downstairs all night but I guarantee something would happen grin

MrsRhettButler Fri 03-Mar-17 20:40:05

That sounds like I'm saying it's just her friends who are the naughty ones, I'm not, dd is just as terrible as they are!

MadJeffBarn Fri 03-Mar-17 20:41:59

Her brother is 2. He could come in our room I guess but he's hard enough to settle as it is without disrupting his sleep. But I'm sure it'll be fine for one night smile

Bahh Fri 03-Mar-17 20:42:04

I don't think it's too young and the only reason I wouldn't do it is because of potential mess on my brand new sofa!

MorelloKisses Fri 03-Mar-17 20:42:34

Just out of interest, for those worried bout the 'downstairs' aspect of there something to stop children creeping downstairs while you sleep normally?

Vegansnake Fri 03-Mar-17 20:42:41

Errr no

angeldelightedme Fri 03-Mar-17 21:07:04

Yes I don't see the issue?

* it would mean there would be nowhere for me to sleep comfortably downstairs with them.*

I don't think you should sleep in the same room with someone else's child!!

MadJeffBarn Fri 03-Mar-17 21:12:39

angel woah!

JesusInTheCabbageVan Fri 03-Mar-17 21:14:02

For a while before opening this thread, I tried to think of ANYTHING I'd trust two five year olds with grin Couldn't think of anything tbh.

Theimpossiblegirl Fri 03-Mar-17 21:16:27

If you know the child and mum well, 5 is not too young for sleepovers (reciprocal babysitting). Downstairs is also fine, as long as both children feel happy and safe.

Children you don't know so well, leave it a few years.

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