Is anyone else finding it hard to get out of the house for a date night?

Heather - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




My husband and I both work full time and are finding it extremely difficult to get out for a date night. I know it's important for our relationship, but I also don't get much time with our baby girl either. Any tips?


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Helen - posted on 09/24/2009




have a date night in? put the baby to bed early and get a good movie,bottle of wine and relax. Also me and husband play games card games board games any game will do!

Esmeralda - posted on 09/24/2009




my daughter is 3 and we havent gone on a date in a while!

we live in Fl and our family live in TX. plus,i dont trust just anyone to watch my daughter,even my "friends" i wouldnt want them alone with her.

im horribly picky and protective when it comes to sitters.

dont even mention the lack of actual time we need for a date night lol

Jenny - posted on 09/22/2009




some friends of ours recently had a baby, and my husband and i are about to have a baby boy, and their suggestion was as follows:
set up a date night every week. Friday night one couple watches both babies, Saturday night the other couple takes the kids. if you set it up for every week, it's likely to happen once a month at the very least.
if you don't have this option, and i know childcare is extremely expensive these days, see if you have any friends that you trust who would be willing to trade for a meal or something.

Heather - posted on 09/22/2009




I know how you feel!! Our youngest is 17 months and I can count on one hand how many times we have been out for a date night. My husband is in the military and is either always working or deployed. His schedule changes on a daily basis! Sometimes, when we can't get out of the house put the kids to bed, order a movie, pop some popcorn and just spend soem time together. Silly, but it works when you can't leave.

Bridget - posted on 09/22/2009




If you have grandparents or other trusted people around you I recommend you let them babysit for a couple hours. My husband and I have also found it's hard to get date nights but we have very helpful parents that LOVE to babysit. We have also found that the longest we can really leave is a couple of hours. But those 2 hours are great and really do help us connect more. I understand not wanting to leave your little one bc you don't get much time as it is but you need a good relationship to be good parents. Have a fun night out!

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Don't have any tips, but know how you feel. We live in Texas and the rest of our family is in Ohio. I have a 4 month old and I breastfeed and don't figure we'll get a date night for quite some time. We have some friends down here that I would trust with her, but I don't want to have to pump during a "date" lol.

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