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Leaving a BF 11mo overnight, would you do it? and if so, how?

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MegBusset Fri 31-Jul-09 13:30:55

DH is 40 next March, would really love to treat him to a night away from the DCs. We have never stayed overnight before apart from when DS2 was born (even then we put DS1 to bed before going to hospital!). So need a bit of encouragement really...

I could ask my parents to come and babysit. DS1 will be 3 so I think he'll be fine. But DS2 will be only 11mo and still BF, and although I sincerely hope he'll be sleeping through the night by then, it's not guaranteed...

So, any tips for leaving them overnight? Would I need to get DS2 used to taking a bottle? (With DS1 I never bothered with a bottle. But he has only just started accepting milk from a cup at 2.5!) Or would he be likely to accept a cup if he was hungry in the middle of the night? What if he cried and cried because he wanted mummy?

Or am I worrying far too much about what other people probably do all the time? (answer = yes, I imagine I am!)

soupmaker Fri 31-Jul-09 15:05:39

Hello Meg. Hmmm, yes, I think you are worrying far too much IMHO, but you need to do what is right for you. I was lucky my BF DD would take a bottle of EBM when required. Its such a long way off and impossible to guess whether DS2 will sleep through or still be being BF - you just never know what is round the corner - my DD gave up BFing before I wanted to stop. I'd just book it - after all DH is only 40 once - and worry about the consequences in Feb wink

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