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post #61 of 113
Remi;s 18 months and we have no plans to spend an entire night apart anytime soon. I'm sure he'd do fine but there's no reason for it.
post #62 of 113
DS is 2.5 and I've not spent a night away from him yet, and have no plans too in the near future. I'm guessing the first time will probably be when I spend a night or two in the hospital after having DC #2 (whenever that might be).
post #63 of 113
My dd will be three at the end of the month and we haven't spent a night apart.
post #64 of 113
No. I wouldn't mind, I don't think, but she would since she has to nurse at night.

My 7 year old had a sleepover at her friend's house last December or January. It was the first time I had ever been away from her overnight. I have a feeling my toddler will be younger than that when we spend a night away from her.
post #65 of 113
I've spent nights away - some on business, and some for personal. My DD is 3.5 and still nursing. She picks up right where we left off. DH and DD have a fine time together when I'm gone.
post #66 of 113
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Originally Posted by ericswifey27
While on the subject of separation from our little ones, perhaps someone has some advice for me?

My twin sister would like me to come for the birth of her son, due in November. I want to be there with her and my new nephew to be very much, but I would not be able to bring my 2 1/2 year old son. He would stay with daddy, grandma and grandpa.

Aside from the difficulty of being away from him for a week, there is another concern: He is still nursing several times a day.

For nursing moms who have been separated, what did you do to maintain milk supply? Should I pump? How often?

I may be gone for a week, and I want my son to be assured that I will continue nursing him when I return.
At that age, I didn't need to do anything to maintain supply. But you might need to express to relieve engorgment. My 3.5 year old picks up on the nursing routines (2-3x/day) when I get back. I think you'd only need to pump at the same times you are nursing.
post #67 of 113
I'll be the odd man out.

We recently spent two nights away from our 19 month old daughter for our anniversary. My husband and I both needed to show eachother that we were able to put eachother and our marriage first for a weekend. Rachel stayed with her grandparents and had a great time. Her grandma is very pro-AP and co-slept with her both nights and during naps. Everyone did fine.
post #68 of 113
My oldest spent the night at Grandma's for the first time when he was 4. My youngest still has not spent the night away frm me, & he's almost 2.
post #69 of 113
Yes I've spent several nights away from my 21 month old DS. He was weaned at a year and sleeps in his own crib.
post #70 of 113
Yuk, yes I had to be separated from my ds for 7 weeks while he was in NICU. It was total torture and that is enough separation for me until he leaves home I think!
post #71 of 113
I had to leave my daughter alone for two nights when I was in the hospital for the birth of my son. She was 20 months old. She did come for multiple visits a day, but she could not spend the night. I felt terrible about it, but she was with my MIL and SIL and they stayed at our house and she seemed to do just fine.

I can't imagine doing it for any other reason though. My kids drive me nuts sometimes, but I hate being away from them!!
post #72 of 113
my 19 month old dd spends one night every other week or so since she was 17 months with my mom (who lives 6 blocks from us). The first time was torture. Now I know she is fine and happy.
post #73 of 113
My DD is 3 but I still see her as a toddler. The only time I have been away at night is when she was in the NICU and had her open heart surgeries. She still nurses a lot at night and is only away 4hrs max.
post #74 of 113
DD is 22 months and has never spent the night away from me. When DC #2 is born in January will be our first night apart. I am dreading it already!
post #75 of 113
My 16mo has spent the night at my in-laws' three or four times now. It messes up his routine a little, but he enjoys it, they enjoy it, and I enjoy having a night off now and then. I wouldn't leave him overnight with a babysitter, but this is Grandma and Grandpa, and he *adores* them.
post #76 of 113
I wasn't away from DS overnight until he was about 30 months old. At that point he was weaned, routinely sleeping all night, and had even slept the whole night in his own bed (by his choice) a few times. I had a very lucrative 2-day freelance project several hours away and it seemed like DS would do okay (which he did--I agree with the sentiment that it was harder on me than on him ). While he was still night-nursing it was simply out of the question as far as I was concerned for me to be away from him overnight.
post #77 of 113
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Originally Posted by alegna
My dd is almost two and I've never even considered leaving her over night. I've only left her for a couple of hours at a time and only with dh.
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post #78 of 113
DD spent one night away from me when she was about 20 months old. But she was with Daddy. Then when DS was born, she spent 2 nights with grandma & grandpa, but in her own house. Last weekend however my DH took the kids to grandma and grandpas so I got two nights to myself. DS (14 months) had never been away from me for a night (he is weaned) but he did fine, in fact when I saw him again he scooted right around me in favor of seeing grammy!
post #79 of 113
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Originally Posted by ORxPlant
DS is 2.5 yo and we have no plans to spend a night away. He still BFs and co-sleeps. We hope to have at least one more DC so I suppose that will be our first separation.
Same here...dd isn't quite 2.5 yet but I've never spent the night away from her...and even if I cared too, there isn't anyone to care for her bc my mom thinks smoking 10 feet away from her, the smoke won't get to her....

She falls alseep with me in the evening while I am watching a show (the bit of tv I do watch) after nummies and then we go in to bed together...

We plan to have another so like you, it will prolly be our first separation, unless I can keep her in the hospital with me, as she would be more help to me than DH was....
post #80 of 113
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Originally Posted by Emmalina
Yuk, yes I had to be separated from my ds for 7 weeks while he was in NICU. It was total torture and that is enough separation for me until he leaves home I think!
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