Q:

When did you first leave your babies with babysitters/daycare?

  • Natalie says:
    He spent a few hours with Grandma and Grandpa Davenport when he was a week old. (Mommy about had a meltdown...) Then with some friends a few days ago at almost five months old.

  • Mellany says:
    kruz at 7mths sienna at 4mths edison at 6mths

  • Richelle says:
    Tayla 3 months, Bailey 7 mths and the twins l take off when ever l can lol but havent left them over night yet

  • Nicole says:
    babysat by grandma at 4 weeks. But not overnight

  • Mandi says:
    i havent left him for more than a 2 hours. and i left him with his grandpa :)

  • Shannon says:
    I really don't remember. But I still get really anxious when they're not around.

  • Hollye says:
    i havent

  • Jodie says:
    my mum looked after him when i had a fever.

  • Lisa says:
    umm, i would have to say 2-3 months, not sure. but i was doing it on my own so i needed breaks, it was hard but much needed for us both

  • Sarah says:
    not till at least 8 months for jacob 3 months with Kyla havent with Ashley yet she is 4 months

  • Catherine says:
    They're first overnight stay was with they're nanna & poppy when Amelia was 4 months old

  • Renae says:
    I went back to work when Chloe was about 7-8 months. Only 2 days a week, and my mum had her on mondays and Brendan's mum has her fridays. Her first sleep over at Brendan's mum's place was only a couple of months ago.

  • Natasha says:
    i think she was about 4 or 6 months old with her nanny and poppy, or her granma.

  • Bernie says:
    Nanny looked after for a couple of hours when she was two weeks old.

  • Dani says:
    Cameron- at 6 months for about 1 hour when Ed was working night and i days! He would take Cam to Hap and i would pick him up an hour later! The Twins never! Unless it was a special occasion- dinner or something!

  • Nadia says:
    at my mums for about 30mins when she was 6 weeks old and i was frieking out!! but now im all good with it.

  • Trudi says:
    didnt. only with my parents if i had to .

  • Stephany says:
    3 weeks- for a few hours and at 5 weeks over night. (with my mom)

  • Natasha says:
    Lacey had her first 1/2 day with mum @ 11wks. I can't remember Kirralee's exact day, her first day at daycare was when she was 15mths.

  • Mary Diane says:
    My kids did not go to daycare. I left them with their nannies from the time they came into the world. She didn't want me to expose them to the public much. It was just her way of wanting to keep them.

  • kayla says:
    9 months, with mum to go out . 9 months at day care, but i worked there and had himalot more than i should've hahaha..

  • Natasha says:
    1mth (with grandma)

  • Dkk says:
    5 and a half months

  • Crystal says:
    Abby: 8 months Xavier: 10 months

  • Christelle says:
    i cant remmember with the first 2 but Ella was 4 mths

  • Yvette says:
    chloe 7weeks and jack 8 weeks cause they just slept well and ate well. they have both always gone to there poppys while i'm at work

  • kylee says:
    Noah was left at childcare once a week at 18mths & Ella has not been left.

  • Alisha says:
    maybe with nanny about 5 weeks for billy keira was about the same and caelan was about 6

  • Melanie says:
    Jayden was just over 1yr and he was with his Nan for about 2 hours. Blake would have been 8 or 9 mths and they stayed with their nan and poppy for a couple of hours.

  • Roxanne says:
    Went back to work as a temp for 2-3 weeks when he was about 8-9 weeks old (was very hard to leave him!)

  • Kirsty says:
    Cohan - 4 weeks with my mum for a wedding as i was in it Taiya - not yet

  • Megan says:
    around 6 wks...i think but not to sure cant remember..

  • Shannon says:
    Both boys were about 8-9 months kaieisha was about 4 months.

  • Aisa says:
    i don't classify leaving him with his grandparents as a sitter, but if that is the case then he was 4 weeks old i had to go do grocery shopping.

  • Alicia says:
    5 and a half months

  • Jamie says:
    Hannah at 2 months, just with friends while Matt and I stole a couple of hours of us time; Breya also about 2 months.

  • Kristy says:
    never

  • cheryl says:
    he had his first sleepover at his nannies at 10 weeks old.

  • Jennie says:
    never.. though does daddy babysitting count.. :-D

  • Jennifer says:
    haven't yet.

  • kylie says:
    1st was when he was 2 and the 2nd was from newborn up as i was sick and at 17months he at daycare.

  • megan says:
    never

  • Sara says:
    7 mths with there nan

  • apriland adam says:
    left bethany wen she was bout 4 months and lewis was bout 2 months both times only left with thier daddy lol

  • Tracy says:
    LEFT EM WITH MUM FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS WAS NOT FOR LONG

  • Rhiannon says:
    havent yet

  • delete this account says:
    i havent yet

  • Cassie says:
    she was about 4mths i left her with my mum

  • Andrea says:
    Daycare, 2yrs (mikayla), 1 yr (hayden), 15 months (lincoln). Babysitting was mainly done by family.

  • Kerry-Anne says:
    Only left her with my parents for about an hour but I think I messaged every 10 minutes when she was 10 weeks old

  • Bonnie says:
    never, was a stay at home Mom until the youngest one was in preschool

  • Amanda says:
    when he was 3 weeks old my mum took him for a walk

  • Lisa says:
    first three never and the last one 18 months

  • Deidre says:
    He was 6 weeks old when we left him with my in-laws to go to dinner and then he was 7 months old when I left him for 12 hours with my mom. He was 8 months old when we left him for what was supposed to be overnight but it didn't happen.

  • Emma says:
    Havent and wont I had her its my responsibility to look after her, I had her after all......

  • Emma- says:
    6 months old when i went back to work

  • Meaghan says:
    roughly 4 months

  • Michelle says:
    My children have never had either one. They have always stayed with family

  • Jennifer says:
    Izzy was almost 2, Willa has not yet, not sure with Franklin

  • Kacey says:
    Dash's first over night stay was prob at 2 months and darius hasnt really stayed over exactly cos i was still in the house.

  • Patricia says:
    Never will even with my second and third. I don't believe in daycare centres

  • nicole says:
    12mths, 15mths, 15mths, 15mths, 5mths and she loves it.

  • Amanda says:
    I haven't. I don't really like day care. She has stayed with my mum a few times for me

  • Bbrations says:
    um cant remember

  • Jenna says:
    I think we left Jacob with his grandparents by 6mths. But he has never been to a daycare except for when I was working at one for a couple days and I checked on him several times.

  • Kellie says:
    Zoey went to the babysitters when i went back to work bout 7 weeks after i had her and the first time she stay over night newhere was on my 21st b-day 5 months after she was born at it was at my moms and has only stay away from me one other time and he stayed w my sister.

  • Michelle says:
    I still don't really. I have left them with my mom and that's pretty much it until they are older/potty trained etc. I still don't leave them with very many people, just family and very close friends mostly. I've never left Elli over night yet.

  • Amy says:
    3months

  • Chelsea says:
    Never yet

  • Ellie says:
    Probably at a couple of weeks old, I wasn't really too protective. She has been staying at Grandma's since she was about 10 days old.

  • Lina says:
    B- I went to work around.... 11 months. C- II think i left him with my parents after a year ish Ch- havent left him

  • rebecca says:
    3 months with my oldest, it was a sitter, 8 wks with my youngest with a daycare

  • Tiffany says:
    My first went to a babysitter about 2 or 2 1/2 months. New baby has never been away from me.

  • Shante' says:
    my first son at 8 weeks, the others never have gone to day care or babysitters, family members look after them when I need someone to watch them.

  • danica says:
    Other than grandparents/aunts, they were 3 months (12 weeks)

  • Tracy says:
    Michael was about 10 days old and my mom and dad watched him so Jason and I could go out to dinner for our anniversary. Jonathan was about 2 months or so. Even so, Jason and I only go out every 6 weeks or so, so we don't leave them in the evenings if we don't have to.

  • Christine says:
    At 2 wks old for 2 hrs with Brian's sister while we went shopping. At 3 months on a regular basis once I returned to work. He was with my mom full time every day until he started school this year. She does still pick him up from school everyday.

  • Amanda says:
    Bella went to Michelle's when she was 4 1/2 months-and Sophia started at Amber's when she was 2 1/2 months old.

  • barbara says:
    wen shanice was 2.lol

  • Kayleigh says:
    when he was 7 mths

  • Sheryl says:
    tyrell was only 4 wks old i think i had to work to put food onthe table, locky hmmm 6mths for a day than nothing for ages now have great friends who babysit when i work and goes to FDC 1 day a week to socialise :)

  • Kristen says:
    8 wks with Katie and 6 with Grace...i was a working mom

  • hayla says:
    she wont stay with anybody she doesnt no, she stayed at her granparents house at about 3 month

  • Melissa says:
    Haven't left her... the occasional 1/2 hour with my mum and dad. I miss her too much!!

  • Laura says:
    left her with my mum at 4 weeks for a few hours.

  • Leearna says:
    ummm we left him for the first time with our friends for few hours while we went to a hens/bucks night at about 4 months

  • Melissa says:
    can't really remember, probably left Amelia a lot quicker than Christian. Amelia started daycare at 4 months, whereas Christian didn't start until he was 6 months.

  • Haylee says:
    10 months for Mels wedding in Airlie. felt like we were apart for weeks. It was nice to have a break though

  • haley says:
    n/a as above

  • Amanda says:
    I can't remember!

  • Erica says:
    Andi was 5 and a half months when she stayed with my sister or granny while I did a 4-week temp job at my moms office. Since then I am not going back to work until Darryl is in school.

  • Emma says:
    started daycare around 15 months havent left Georgia for any lenght of time yet

  • Kylie says:
    Andrew - 18 months he started daycare Noah - havent left him yet

  • Lisa says:
    No babysitters. Daycare - Hannah 14 months, Lucas 13 months, Eliza probably won't go cos I usually wait til they can walk, but by the time Eliza is walking we will have moved closer to the grandparents and they can watch her :p

  • Bronwyn says:
    Caitlin - can't remember was so long go. Morgan at 8 days old (stayed with Mum) to go to a wedding and Olivia about 3 months (sleepover at Nanna's).

  • Vicki says:
    Caine - 10mnths old daycare when i went back to work, the others just over 12 months and only for 1-2 days a week, otherwise they rarely get left with anyone, except my sister or parents on the very odd rare occasion.

  • Fran says:
    Or gosh, I "think" she was a couple of weeks old?

  • Donna says:
    Chloe was at 8 months and it was an entire night. Very difficult Hannh was at 3 months and it was only a couple of hours. (havent left her again yet)

  • Jenni says:
    never at a daycare 6mths plus with all

  • Tabitha says:
    4 and a half months old - not nice leaving them for the first time

  • Gypsy says:
    1st day care 14 months and 1st baby sitter with my mum cant rember age and 2nd went to day care 7 months

  • Paula says:
    I honestly have no idea!

  • Diane says:
    Sara went to day care around 10mnts and Layla I have left with my mum from only weeks old , mainly short visits, apart from that layla has not yet been with anyone else

  • Jane says:
    Haven't. Only with family.

  • Belinda says:
    Can't remember, probably a couple of months old, i was a worrier

  • Vlasta says:
    Damien at 4 mths with family and 13mths with childcare; Jaime at 8 months with family and never in childcare

  • Mariko says:
    Never!

  • Tonia says:
    Kaichele...about 2 wks cuz I had surgery Domanick was 2 months and Aaideyn was 2 days old

  • Chandra says:
    6 weeks after they were born

  • Courtney says:
    I still don't leave him with a babysitter or daycare.

  • Melissa says:
    not yet!

  • Chrissy says:
    for about a week and a half she was with my sister in law during the day when m husband and I were out of town. My mother and father took her at night.

  • Stacey says:
    connor was like 2 weeks old mum looked after him while i went to a wedding

  • katrina says:
    isaac 14 months angel 12 months

  • Leah says:
    just recently but she didn't handle it very well so I just leave her with mum now not real often though

  • kim says:
    Oscar was 6 mths old when i went back to work however when i had wyatt i took him and we al now stay at home. wyatt ha never been in daycare With Babysitters? my mum has had them overnight from around 2 months old

  • Sarah says:
    Vincent was 6 weeks old as i went back to work, Lucas was 6months

  • Annie says:
    didnt they stay with family

  • tracey says:
    straight away my mum had them alot

  • Sharon says:
    sleepover at mums at 11mths

  • Chantel says:
    Paris didnt go into daycare until she was 15 months old and garry went into daycare at 8 weeks.

  • leonie-ann says:
    7 months overnight at my mum and dads and thats the only time...

  • Kim says:
    3 years for my oldest 16 months for my 2nd and 2years for the third and for the 4th it was 6months.

  • Natalie says:
    Not sure when he was about 4mths with my mum

  • Michelle says:
    Charlotte was around 8 months with grandparents. Will was a little longer

  • Marilena says:
    Alexander with My mum 8months or so... Lachlan 6 months

  • Annastasia says:
    about 8 mths old i started to leave them with their granbdparents

  • Alicia says:
    1st at 23 months, 2nd still hasnt been

  • Rebecca says:
    only with me mum mostly after 12 months when stopped breast feeding

  • ashley says:
    never left my son with a baby sitter or day care i dont believe in the at his age.not untill he can tell me if their somthing wrong...

  • Samonia says:
    Anthony had a live in babysitter-Granny so day 1 John when he was 6 weeks Jaylen at 6 weeks

  • Amanda says:
    No daycare. the only "babysitters" he's even had are my mum or sister. The first time would have been when he was 7 months old & I was in hospital.

  • Jolene says:
    Never

  • Cynthia says:
    didn''t leave him with babysitters yet.... but did leave him with grandparents and his aunt. First time we left him alone he was 3 weeks (for 3 hours at the most)

  • Kim says:
    only left her alone with grandparents so far...

  • Melanie says:
    My daughter was when she was around 14 months old I think...... My son was with grandma for about an hour once, but daddy took him for 4-5 hours once.

  • Chantal says:
    They all stayed with there Memere a few hours at a time from about 8 to 9 months. After they stopped breastfeeding!!

  • Kayla says:
    Left her with my mom for a few hrs when she was 4 days old because I had school.

  • Amanda says:
    haven't yet.

  • Melanie says:
    Damien - first go was at 1 years old ... went one day a week for 4 weeks ... was a nightmare ... pulled him out. Tried again at 28 months. Was a nightmare again for 8 weeks of all day crying ... but he stayed there this time. Kellie was 6 months old and went with her brother.

  • Anna says:
    As a stay-at-home mom, we never did daycare, and we never did have a real baby sitter. Only generous friends and family members willing to offer a few hours of their time to give Bryan and I a break! :)

  • Lisanne says:
    well i went back to work when he was two months only a baby sitter mostly friends and family .

  • Ashley says:
    Haven't yet. Only with grandparents.

  • Charlene says:
    My parents babysat most of the time. But when i started work with Corey he went to a babysitters at 12 months. Miguel i had a babysitter a few times but for a couple of hours.

  • Vicky says:
    6 mounths

  • Tracy says:
    Aprils wedding, I left for like 2 hours....And barely ever left her after that. Just for the occasional run to the hospital. And on New Years Eve...otherwise she is always with me

  • Corinna says:
    -

  • Melissa says:
    He only stays with my parents.

  • Kristin says:
    Not sure how old Mikayla and Savannah were but Amy was first to watch mikki and my mom was first to watch vanni. Gabby was 4 weeks old.

  • Kimberly says:
    Ashley @ 3 months when I went back to work and I regret it! Naomi was left with Gramma Rizzi for a few hours a few month ago- put typically is always with mommy or daddy

  • Christina says:
    Deana -never Aaron - daycare 1 day a wk at 2 1/2

  • Wendy says:
    With the exception of family we don't leave the kids with sitters or put them in daycare. I'm full time at home to care for them and we haven't found any trustworthy teens in the neighborhood, so far, to watch the kids.

  • Roxanne says:
    We tried attenting a wedding when he was just 3 mths but he didn't take a bottle then so my parents had to drive to the wedding reception and I would nurse him in the car in the parking lot. So he hasn't been left completely alone yet... We are hoping to have a movig night next week!

  • cassie says:
    with my mum lol but only for like 10 mins or so every now and then

  • Hollie says:
    my mum had him after 2 weeks

  • Gemma says:
    5 weeks old

  • Clare says:
    6wks old as i had 2 have my appendix out and wanted my partner with me as i dont like hospitals

  • emma says:
    Grace was 12 weeks old and i havent left harry yet

  • Charley says:
    cant remember exactly but he was at least 6 months old

  • Dana says:
    my son was 5 months old when he sarted going to daycare and he has been there ever since

  • Candise says:
    About 4 weeks after he was born - we went to Frankie and Benny's for tea and then to see New Moon.

  • Clare says:
    about four months

  • Tina says:
    ???

  • Kara says:
    Not completely sure but they are mainly left with family

  • monique says:
    Girls have stayed with mum occasionally but not until they were over year. Morgan hasn't yet.

  • Kate says:
    My son didn't go to daycare until he was 2.

  • claire says:
    erm for an hour or 2 the first time he was a week old , but for a night or 2 he was 8months

  • Camille says:
    left her with grandma and grandpa after only about a month

  • Mhairi says:
    I can't remember, but she went to daycare at 11 months