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Vacationing with out your child?

Seen this on GMA. How old do you think your baby/child should be before leaving it with a sitter or family member to go on vacation?

I think if you trust the person you are leaving your child with. You have no problem with it. The child is healthy. Newborn if you want.

 
louise2

Asked by louise2 at 4:38 PM on Aug. 23, 2012 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (35)
  • If you have someone you can really trust, I don't see a problem, either.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 5:14 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • Who does that???
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:41 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • i didn't even leave my ds with anyone for 1 overnight trip until he was about 2yo. its different for everyone, but not me.
    for a real vacation, a week or so, now is fine..but i can't have fun without him! he's my little buddy!
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 4:42 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • Newborn I will never leave. I dont know about the age I guess anything pass a yr. Parents deserve a couple days away from their children sometimes.
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 4:43 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • I had to travel for work some but my dd was 7 and she stayed with my parents, we had an apartment on their property anyways but I has not been on a trip for fun with out my daughters until they were out of high school and I have granddaughter now so , it will be a LONG time before I have a vacation without children.
    luvmygrandbaby

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 4:44 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • Here baby was 10 weeks old when she went on vacation for a week.
    louise2

    Comment by louise2 (original poster) at 4:44 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • 10 weeks is way to young
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 4:48 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • Could never do that !!!
    Korysmom96

    Answer by Korysmom96 at 4:48 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • wow..i'd never leave a baby that young for that long. that's selfish, if you ask me.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 4:55 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • I couldn't do it. My oldest son was 2 years old the first time I left him overnight...and that was because I had an ectopic pregnancy that ruptured and I was in the hospital.
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 4:59 PM on Aug. 23, 2012