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First sleep over Brookelynn's Mommy 1 child; California 1388 posts
28th Mar '13

Two parts to this.



First, how old was your child when you let them have a friend sleep over? Not anyway a part of the family.



Second, how old was your child when you let them sleep at a friend's house for the first time?

Sophia's Mommy♥ 1 child; Hollywood, Florida 10168 posts
28th Mar '13

DD is 4 and she slept over her "best friend's" house the other night. It's my dad's girlfriend's daughter lol, she's 11.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
28th Mar '13

4 (summer before K)That's the first time she ever asked. But it was a family I knew well. They're dd was in preschool with mine (I was the teacher as well) and their older kids were in my summer camp.

~a girl and a boy~ 2 kids; Iowa 55427 posts
status 28th Mar '13

My daughter is 6 and hasn't slept over at a friends house. Nor, has any of her friends slept over here.

MelDCraig 2 kids; Kennewick, Washington 427 posts
28th Mar '13

My oldest was 3 the first time he had someone sleepover here and the first time he slept over at a friends house. He has only slept at my best friends house with her son (they are best friends) and the only person he has had sleep over here is the same boy. He is 4 1/2 now and they stay the night together about once every other month.

Brookelynn's Mommy 1 child; California 1388 posts
28th Mar '13

Oh..okay.. So my daughter is 4 and a half and she wants her friend to spend the night here. I am just not sure she is ready for that yet. With it being here at my house, it doesn't bother me so much, but I think she is definitely too young to sleep at someone else's house. I am going to make her wait a while still.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
28th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brookelynn's Mommy:</b>" Oh..okay.. So my daughter is 4 and a half and she wants her friend to spend the night here. I am just ... [snip!] ... so much, but I think she is definitely too young to sleep at someone else's house. I am going to make her wait a while still."</blockquote>




I think it would just really depend on how well you knew the family. I had been in the family's home for home visits for work so I knew what it was like. Plus knowing all the kids from school and camp I knew they were good kids. And they are a foster family so I know they had to pass certain things for that.

Brookelynn's Mommy 1 child; California 1388 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Brookelynn's Mommy:</b>" Oh..okay.. So my daughter is 4 and ... [snip!] ... school and camp I knew they were good kids. And they are a foster family so I know they had to pass certain things for that."

I have known them for about a year now. They are in ballet and school together. I know for sure I wouldn't want her staying there. The mother lives with her boyfriend with his family. So that is defnitely a no go there.

ThreeLittleBirds Due August 28; 3 kids; Pueblo West, CO, United States 1020 posts
29th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brookelynn's Mommy:</b>" Two parts to this. First, how old was your child when you let them have a friend sleep over? Not anyway ... [snip!] ... anyway a part of the family. Second, how old was your child when you let them sleep at a friend's house for the first time? "</blockquote>



DD1 had her first sleep over here at home in January for her 7th birthday.
t was fun because it was most of her friends fir time staying somewhere else and they all had a blast and did great. She hasn't stayed with a friend yet. I would let her though as long as it was with one of kids who's mom I know well. I won't let DD2 do either until she is about the same age (she's 5.5 now).

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
29th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brookelynn's Mommy:</b>" I have known them for about a year now. They are in ballet and school together. I know for sure I wouldn't ... [snip!] ... I wouldn't want her staying there. The mother lives with her boyfriend with his family. So that is defnitely a no go there. "</blockquote>



The hard part is once you invite one to a sleepover it kinda opens it up for them to invite your dd. that would be awkward " no I don't want my dd over there" haha. I guess you could say she's too scared to go there :?

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
29th Mar '13

My oldest was 2 the first time she slept at a friends house from daycare and she was 2 the first time her friend slept here.

My middle was about 3 maybe just going on 3 when she slept at a friends house, and had a friend sleep here.

Lo is only 14 months (in 6 days) and hasnt slept anywhere yet (not even a night away from me with family) lol