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How old was your baby when.... Sandy cheeks Due October 30 (boy); Brownsville, Texas 256 posts
7th Feb '13

You let someone babysit them?



My son is 3 mo. 2 weeks and I'm still not sure if I'm ready to leave him with ANYONE!!



Maybe I'm just overreacting, but how old was your baby when you left them with your parents or inlaws. Or babysitter?



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Heather ♥ Due February 27; 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2432 posts
7th Feb '13

3mo with my first. we were living with my mom, though so i was comfortable with her watching her.

::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
7th Feb '13

I was a single mom from the moment my son was born and didn't even let me parents watch him until he was 9 months old.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
7th Feb '13

well for the first year of my sons life we lived in alabama and there was no way i was trusting so's family to baby sit him. however when we went to visit my family in mass when cam was 10 months i let my stepmom watch him for a few hours.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14301 posts
7th Feb '13

We let FIL watch him around 6 months old for a few hours. Then again at around 7 months and he will be again this Saturday.

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 16250 posts
7th Feb '13

Like just during the day or overnight? During the day, since 6 weeks old. I work full time so...



And over night was at 3 months old.

JΔ$ Georgia 78650 posts
status 7th Feb '13

Sera was a newborn when I left her with my mom. Under 2 months old. I had to finish up my clinical hours in order to graduate nursing school. It was extremely hard but I HAD to do it. With Isaiah, he was about 3 months when I let a very close friend watch him. She paid for me to go get a much needed massage.

Sandy cheeks Due October 30 (boy); Brownsville, Texas 256 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ::Nikki:::</b>" I was a single mom from the moment my son was born and didn't even let me parents watch him until he was 9 months old. "</blockquote>




That's exactly about the time I feel like I'll be ready,
But my mother in law is always like why don't you trust me with him,
Go spend time with your husband,
And my answer is always ...
I haven't let my mom take care of him either.



And then I have a gal pal that has a kiddo around my sons age too and she ALWAYS leaves her daughter with her mom,
From like day one.
And the only person I leave my son with is my husband, and that's only when I go to work /:

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
7th Feb '13

She only Stayed alone with my mom or SO at 3 mos because I went back to school. And that was only a few hrs a day m-th. a babysitter was like 4 mos cause I had to do some field experience for school during the day when SO and mom were at work. But it was a close friend who was a Sahm.

::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Sarah Lee Murray:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ::Nikki:::</b>" I was a single mom from the moment my son was ... [snip!] ... with her mom, From like day one. And the only person I leave my son with is my husband, and that's only when I go to work /:"


Quite honestly, they are SO easy as babies...it wasn't until my son starting becoming mobile that taking him certain places was just more trouble than it was worth. Anything I wanted to do I could easily take him with me to do when he was tiny, there was just no reason for me to leave him with anyone. Even now I try to limit the time he is away from me, not because I dont trust anyone else to watch him or because I am overbearing, but because I simply enjoy him being with me and feel like it is my job as his mom to take care of him. If at any point you start getting frustrated with your LO, it is a lot better to take a couple of hours to yourself though then let your frustration build. All moms need a break sometimes.

deanna2012 Due May 18 (boy); 2 kids; McKeesport, Pennsylvania 628 posts
7th Feb '13

i left my son with a babysitter when he was a month old n hes almost 11 months now

Sandy cheeks Due October 30 (boy); Brownsville, Texas 256 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ::Nikki:::</b>" Quite honestly, they are SO easy as babies...it wasn't until my son starting becoming mobile that taking ... [snip!] ... is a lot better to take a couple of hours to yourself though then let your frustration build. All moms need a break sometimes."</blockquote>




I'm not frustrated at all.
That's not the point.
I feel pressured by my mom in law.
My baby is perfect, And I never want to be away from him

JΔ$ Georgia 78650 posts
status 7th Feb '13
Quoting Sarah Lee Murray:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ::Nikki:::</b>" Quite honestly, they are SO easy as babies...it ... [snip!] ... at all. That's not the point. I feel pressured by my mom in law. My baby is perfect, And I never want to be away from him"


OK well then just tell her that you will let her spend alone time with the baby when you and your husband are ready. Or maybe tell your husband to tell her. Like another poster said, all mothers need alone time. When you give birth, you don't suddenly lose you identity. So I wouldn't be worrying or slightly judging others for when they decided to leave their child with a relative.

::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Sarah Lee Murray:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ::Nikki:::</b>" Quite honestly, they are SO easy as babies...it ... [snip!] ... at all. That's not the point. I feel pressured by my mom in law. My baby is perfect, And I never want to be away from him"


My parents gave me a lot of grief too, but it really is your decision. There is NO reason to leave your child with someone if you aren't ready to.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
7th Feb '13

I still hate for my son to be away from me and he's 18 months old. DH doesn't understand it and calls me stingy, but he's my baby.