leaving bubs for a short time

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leaving bubs for a short time

Post by cruisy_mummy » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:39 pm

How old was your baby before you started leaving them for short periods? I am hanging out to get back into swimming but can't stand the thought of leaving C (10 weeks) as I will be uncontactable for that time :?

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Post by snowie » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:30 am

It was at about 10 weeks that I started leaving DD with DH while I went to an hour long music lesson. Right in the middle of the arsenic hour too :wink: I used to leave a little EBM. Despite my hesitations she was fine!
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Post by manomummy » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:28 am

I guess it also depends on what your LO is like. Does your LO settle well with others? Does C take express milk?

Could you have a trial run and go somewhere for an hour (like a coffee), so that if C gets too unsettled you can be contacted.
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Post by Snake Hips Mcroy » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:21 am

I started playing soccer again around that age - if ds was asleep I would leave him at home with dh. If he was awake, they used to come and walk round the field with the ergo. Could you ask someone to walk round to pool while you swim? Then you could always get out for 5 mins if she needs you? Actually, I did this once or twice with a friend - we both had little babies and we would put one in the pram and one in the sling and walk round the pool while the other person swam: )
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Post by mooki » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:52 am

How long will you be separated or uncontactable for?
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Post by Monicat » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:19 pm

For me it wasn't until around 6 months or even later that I left them for more than an hour because DH wasn't comfortable with them until he could feed them something :shock:

Depends how far away it is and how long you'd be gone for, if it's only an hour or so you'd be gone and you feed bub right before you go I'm sure they would be fine.

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Post by ClOuD_NiNe » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:27 pm

Just last weekend when DD was 11 weeks, DH took her and DS to the park for a couple of hours so I could have some "me" time. Before that I just didnt feel comfortable leaving her.
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Post by marie7 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:03 pm

For us it was at least 6mths. And to be honest, even then I didn't feel comfortable, and knew they wouldn't settle, but I had a couple of have to go events :( Dh hasn't felt comfortable with the constant screaming our boys do without mummy and the boob :roll: And neither have I. But it's really different for everyone
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Post by tinag » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:03 am

Can the person looking after your LO come to the pool with you?

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