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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)
  • My husb & I started taking a long weekend for just the 2 of us about 5 yrs ago, when our youngest was 5 y/o. I would never be able to do this if it wasn't for my mom staying at my house to keep things running smoothly. I could never just leave my kids with a sitter - it'd have to be my mom to be able to relax enough to enjoy our trip. I think it's important for couples to get away & reconnect as a couple. Happier couple, happier marriage, happier family. :)

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 10:47 AM on Aug. 28, 2012

  • My ex and his wife left their child (his second & her first) at 5 weeks for 3 weeks!! They left him with his parents but still.......
    I never left my daughter overnight until she was 11 and then it was 1 night. Vacations are for family.
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 12:17 PM on Aug. 28, 2012

  • tsk tskWhat was she thanking!

    jthough407

    Answer by jthough407 at 1:29 PM on Aug. 29, 2012

  • I never not taken my children with me when I leave. The only time I have been away from my children for more than 2 days was when I was at training for the military and couldn't have them with me, and the 2 days was when I was doing drill weekends and they were at home with their dad.
    AF4life

    Answer by AF4life at 10:50 PM on Sep. 16, 2012

  • I probably wouldn't i'm kind of a hoverer especially with a child that young. But if someone wants to why not? as long as the child is left with someone responsible and trustworthy...
    rockabell.2009

    Answer by rockabell.2009 at 3:21 PM on Sep. 26, 2012