Should I go for a Dinner Date with my Husband ??

Nina - posted on 07/01/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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It is been a long time since just the 2 of us went out for dinner. My Daughter is 3 now and my husband is never comfortable leaving her with an unknown baby-sitter at night. We do not have any family nearby. But we both are tired of going out to kid-friendly places like fast-food joints or do carry outs . I want to have a proper dinner like the time when we were dating. Do anyone of you have suggestions?

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Nina - posted on 07/07/2013

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All these comments are very encouraging and helpful. Thank you so much. The YMCA sounds good I can ask in our nearby one and see if they run such a program. Meanwhile I will keep looking for a good trust worthy baby sitter. Anyone knows any site through which I can search for one ???

Melissa - posted on 07/02/2013

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I fully believe that all parents need a date night! It gives you a refresh even when you don't think you need one. As a mom of 3 children (11,8,7), my husband and I look forward to our date nights. We are so fortunate that my husbands parents are around the corner, but if I didn't have that I would look to friends to do a swap. Kids love sleepovers and play dates! It doesn't even have to be dinner, do breakfast or lunch to start out! Also, ask around in your neighbourhood who is the recommend babysitter. Have her come by when your home, get to know her and her parents. My experience, the more time you spend with the sitters and their family, the more at ease you will be. Trust your gut, it never steers you wrong! Good luck! :)

Carol - posted on 07/01/2013

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Do you have any friends? Surely, either they could watch her or they could recommend a good sitter. My husband was the same way. Thankfully we did have family near by, but we rarely went out on dates. We used family only when we had to be some where. My best friend at the time RAN a preschool. He still didn't trust her enough to watch our kids. We finally used a sitter - a kid from up the street when our oldest was about 6 or 7. Get out - a couple needs time alone every now and then. Enjoy yourselves.

Kate - posted on 07/01/2013

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Our local YMCA offers a "parent night out" once a month or so. You pay by the hour, but it's at the YMCA so it's not a stranger 1:1 with you child alone in your house. Maybe that would be a good compromise?

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