First night out after baby!

(6 Posts)
roobledoo Sun 09-Feb-20 19:56:10

I have found Mumsnet so useful since becoming a mumma for the first time. DD was born at the beginning of Jan 2020.

My birthday is coming up in mid March and I am seeing it as a good time to look at having a night out with close friends but I'm feeling so apprehensive about it already!

I really want to go out and let my hair down but I'm already thinking how emotional it will be leaving baby girl for the first time!

So my question is - what did you do for the first night you left your little one?

OP’s posts: |
Napqueen1234 Sun 09-Feb-20 20:00:26

First baby- went to a bar down the road (5 mins away) for 2 hours to watch a friend sing when 3 weeks old.
Second baby- sister came to visit to see baby and we went for a drink locally for two hours that evening.
Some people can’t leave their kids for weeks or months but I found doing little and often from the start meant it was no big deal and I loved being back out in the real world when 99% of the time it was all baby baby baby (in a good way!). I would stay local and leave with someone you can trust and have a great time!

ParkheadParadise Sun 09-Feb-20 20:08:49

We left dd at 4 weeks overnight with my sister. We went to a night out at DH's work.
We stayed in a hotel, drank champagne, danced all night had a great time. But did pay for it the next day😆.
I've never had a problem leaving my kids, my family love having them.
Dd is 4 and is more than happy to stay overnight and get completely spoiled.

roobledoo Tue 11-Feb-20 20:55:56

@Napqueen1234 thank you I'm loving your advice of 'little and often' struggling with this as I am breastfeeding I feel I can't stray too far but I will have a back up formula bottle ready for my birthday.

Managed to take the dog for a walk solo this evening. Little and often may help my apprehension!

Thank you!

OP’s posts: |
roobledoo Tue 11-Feb-20 20:57:09

@ParkheadParadise thank you - sounds like you really let your hair down!! I can imagine a hangover is a totally different ball game with a bubba.

OP’s posts: |
Yellowmellowgem Tue 11-Feb-20 21:02:59

Think you will never know until it comes to it!
I figured I would be out to spas and alsorts by the time baby was two months. Nearly 4 months and I’ve mamaged a whole two hours away which included a lot of messaging to those looking after DS.
If you can and feel up to it then most definitely go for it! You have had a lot of self sacrifice up till now why not let your hair down and most importantly it’s for your birthday winecakeflowers xxx

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in