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Going out and leaving baby

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Roopoo Tue 28-Jul-09 14:35:17

Not sure if this is off topic but do you think it is OK to go out on saturday evening for a couple of hours and leave 14 week old DD with my mum and dad?? We haven't left her yet and don't want to be a bad mummy..
Thanks in advancex

LilRedWG Tue 28-Jul-09 14:36:25

Go for it. The break will do you both good.

Have fun.

2anddone Tue 28-Jul-09 14:36:56

Go enjoy yourself YANBU have fun grin

rubyslippers Tue 28-Jul-09 14:37:25

of course it's ok

Tamarto Tue 28-Jul-09 14:37:33

Of course it is, unless your mum and dad eat babies or something? wink

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 28-Jul-09 14:37:34

Of course it's OK and you won't be a bad mummy. Some mums go back to work when their babies are that age smile

MamaG Tue 28-Jul-09 14:37:42


Go out, have fun, your mum and dad HAVE looked after a bayb before...

Dophus Tue 28-Jul-09 14:38:22


Mumcentreplus Tue 28-Jul-09 14:38:30

Go out and enjoy wink

DamonBradleylovesPippi Tue 28-Jul-09 14:40:56

Please do go and enjoy yourself guilt free!! smile

posieparkerinChina Tue 28-Jul-09 14:50:39

If you think it's okay, it's okay!! grin Be a little prepared to 'miss' your baby and go somewhere that you'll be distracted enough to have a nice time.

lovechoc Tue 28-Jul-09 14:51:17

Have a break from it even if only a few hours, it will do you the world of good! Enjoy yourselves!

Meglet Tue 28-Jul-09 14:51:37

Have a lovely time. Your mum and dad will be fine, so will your dd.

CyradisTheSeer Tue 28-Jul-09 14:52:12

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mrsdisorganised Tue 28-Jul-09 14:53:30

She'll be fine and it'll be really good for you!
Have a nice time and don't worry!!smile

seaturtle Tue 28-Jul-09 14:56:01

Have fun! It will be good for you. It's great that your mum and dad are doing this.

marenmj Tue 28-Jul-09 15:00:55


I thought for sure you were going to posit that you were going out to the shops or to have your hair done and leaving the LO to fend solo, for which you would have been reamed and then some of us would admit to having left LO momentarily unattanded whilst they were asleep.

you are being very reasonable - no fun at all grin

MoontheMightyThreadKiller Tue 28-Jul-09 15:12:22


glasgowlass Tue 28-Jul-09 15:25:04

Go and enjoy yourself!

We left DS for the first time 4 weeks ago(he is 8.5 months) and I was worried, tempted to phone etc then I just thought to myself, my mum and dad raised 4 children, they know what they are doing! grin Was so good to see him again though and his big smiles were just lovely! My parents said he hadn't even nticed we were gonehmm

Anyway, he is staying with them on Sat night to let us go out and celebrate my birthday, had a very low key 30th last year as I was heavily pregnant and at a cousins wedding the day before so its my 30th take 2!

You deserve a wee break so enjoy!

rehtom Tue 28-Jul-09 15:25:24

Why would it NOT be ok?

babyignoramus Tue 28-Jul-09 16:33:06

I left DS with PIL when he was 2 weeks! It was lovely TBH. Go and have a wonderful time. Just think how good it'll be for your DD to have some lovely bonding time with her grandparents. smile

TheLadyEvenstar Tue 28-Jul-09 16:36:16

ds1 was 3 weeks when i first left him with my mum and dad and went to a festival. DS2 is 22m and has never been left.

cat64 Tue 28-Jul-09 16:49:10

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Roopoo Tue 28-Jul-09 18:48:12

Thanks Ladies...
I just worry that she is going to wake up and realise that we are not there or something..
God I sound deranged...
Thanks xxxxx

DamonBradleylovesPippi Tue 28-Jul-09 19:06:05

it's a normal worry. chances are she will not wake up; and if she will she'll settle. if she won't settle you can always come back (worst case scenario).

a friend who babysit for us has never seen dd2 awake and she has babysat around 20 time in the space of 6 months.

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