What age to leave baby overnight

Parenting Author and Blogger Whitney Moss shares advice for parents on when it is alright to leave your baby overnight with someone else and how long your child can stay overnight depending on their age
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Camp Grandma is an idea I came up with. When my son was about 8 months old, wasn't sleeping through the night and I thought it would be impossible to ever get to a place where I could leave him overnight with someone else. So, it became my goal to reach that by the first year milestone. So, my concept was that, at 1-year, I would be able to leave my son overnight for one night and I would add a night every year leaving him with his grandparents overnight so that by the time he was 7, my husband and I would be able to take a one week vacation. And, I did it. So, I'm happy to share that with you, but also to share that it's really hard and you have to let go. You have to know your parents can wake up with your baby overnight or a babysitter that you hired. And, everybody is gonna live through that first night and you will get a chance to have a little vacation. So, I recommend Camp Grandma if you have grandparents who are willing participants and do it at your own house so that your baby is comfortable. You don't have to pack him up and take him somewhere else. You'll be more comfortable that way. And just set that goal to reach that milestone by the end of the first year.

Parenting Author and Blogger Whitney Moss shares advice for parents on when it is alright to leave your baby overnight with someone else and how long your child can stay overnight depending on their age

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Upon becoming a mom, Whitney Moss joined forces with her BFF Heather Gibbs, and they began writing down hundreds ideas for fun things to do – with babies in tow. The result was their book, The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 Activities To Do With (and Without!) Your Baby and website, RookieMoms.com, which has been on Babble.com's list of Top 50 Mom Blogs twice. Whitney has been a contributor on BabyCenter.com and spoken at the MamaBear family tech conference.  Whitney lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children: Julian, eight and Scarlett, five. She grew up in Los Angeles, CA and attended Barnard College.

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