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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)
  • 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

  • That is hard... i my inlaws will take my ds for a few days but he was 2 when it started.. but i don't sleep well..
    mommys2cupcakes

    Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 5:08 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • I left my kids with my parents at age 2 and 4 to go on safari in E. Africa for my 10 year wedding anniversary. I'd do it again too.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 5:28 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • I have never been away from LO for more than one night and that has been 3 times I believe, he is 3. I don't see a problem with it as they get older but 10 weeks for more that one night seems a little crazy to me, unless there was an emergency.
    amazinggrace83

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 6:02 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • I could never do that. The kids make it fun. We would miss them terribly.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 6:04 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • I once let my 10 year old stay the night at my sister's house when he was 3 years old, and I was away from him twice when I was in the hospital. I haven't left my 7 year old overnight. I would not go on vacation without them.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:10 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

  • My youngest was about 18 months old before we (I) felt comfortable leaving both my kids with a family member for more than a few hours. Even then, our "vacation" was only a weekend away, a few hours away. It was, and is to date, the one and only anniversary we did something more than just dinner at a nicer restaurant.

    I know what you're talking about and going on a two week vacation, leaving a 10 week old behind is WAY too young.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 5:42 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • Well my job requires me to travel for work, and so does my husbands,, we have been fortunate enough that 9 times out of 10 we are gone at different times,, we went on vacation when he was 1 year old for 8 days,, it had been paid for 2 years before he was even a thought in our head,, now that he is 7 we go on weekend getaways,, but for a full blown vacation will take him with us from now on. I thought I was going to go nutty on the 4th day when he was 1,, and won't be away from him that long again,,

    I had won a trip to Dubai,, when he was 8 weeks old,, I would have been gone 14 days and bypassed the trip,, I think it is fine to leave your kiddos,, for a short time,, but not long (over 7 days) the older they get the more they realize the amount of time you are gone,, so IMO,, you want a week take it when they are little.
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 6:43 PM on Aug. 23, 2012

  • The first time we ever leave DD overnight with someone will be for our honeymoon. She will be 3 1/2.
    Mme.Langley

    Answer by Mme.Langley at 6:58 PM on Aug. 23, 2012