Leaving Your Kids Overnight

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Leaving Your Kids Overnight
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Wed, 05-07-2008 - 3:13pm
with relatives (or any other close person in your life). I'm really curious to see if there is a difference in SAHM vs. WOHM. This came up on one of the playgroups on here I lurk on. Someone asked what's the longest you've been away from your kids. Now, granted our babies are still rather young (17 months old) but IMO, it doesn't really make a difference. Needless to say I was shocked at the replies. The majority does not leave their kids with ANYONE overnight or more than a few hours. I got a sense from the thread that it

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Wed, 05-07-2008 - 10:59pm

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Thu, 05-08-2008 - 12:22am

I agree with the others who said its a personality thing -- not a SAH/ WOH thing. My best friend who is a SAHM is about to go to Mexico with her mother in law for a week for spa time. She is leaving her three kids (6 ms; 2 years; 4 years) with DH and heading OUT.
I'm a WOHM and my DS is 6 months in a few weeks; twins are 5 in July. I've never left them at home (twins) for more than

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Thu, 05-08-2008 - 6:18am

Both my girls were left with their granparents when they were over a 1 year old overnight once in a blue moon. Honestly, i never saw the need for frequent overnights. Now that they are older, they only like sleeping over my mom's once in awhile. They prefer to sleep in their own beds. I thas nothing to do with my work status. I woh for short time after the birth of my first, I

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Thu, 05-08-2008 - 6:31am

Sidejack: Has anyone left their children over night with a hired person? Nanny, college kids that lives next door, old lady.....? If so how much did you pay?

When my sister and I were in HS, my parents went on a trip and they hired an old lady to come and stay the night. We were on our own until around 7pm each night. We were 16 and 17ish or maybe 15 and 16.

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Thu, 05-08-2008 - 8:56am

"My friends who have parents in town who can (even ask to) have the kids stay for a night or a weekend are far more likely to leave their kids than people who don't have family able or willing to do this."


But I also think it's your particular marriage as well as temperament.

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Thu, 05-08-2008 - 8:57am
It's worth the arm and a leg to get away!

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Thu, 05-08-2008 - 8:57am
How does your DH feel about never getting to go away with just you?

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Thu, 05-08-2008 - 8:59am
We pay $200 per 24 hour period.

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Thu, 05-08-2008 - 9:05am
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Thu, 05-08-2008 - 11:15am

I was just curious if SAHM's were way more attached to their kids, thus not even thinking about leaving them overnight with a family member. KWIM? Being a WOHM, obviously you are okay with being away from your kid. I was just wondering if that applied to overnights as well.


I guess it is a personality thing and not a work status thing from these posts.


And for the record, I would never ever leave them with a "friend" or whatever. Noway. Even babysitters. Not at this age. I chose to purposely live close to family so that option would never come up.

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