Single Mom looking for advice

Miley - posted on 07/04/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have a baby boy, is it okay for me to take him with me on my first date? I am very excited about this guy but I cant leave my baby alone.

The date is basically my high school friend and he was in Australia he just got back and we have been talking online for the past 6 months. I even bought myself these for this occassion. Is it okay for me to have my baby boy along on our first date?


Chet - posted on 07/04/2014




First, you need to feel comfortable with the idea. Second, the guy has to be okay with it (where I think not being okay with it could be a deal breaker) Third, and I wouldn't worry about this in the case of a baby and a first date, but in the long run, you may want to be careful with kids getting attached to the people you date. It's not good for kids to have people coming and going from their lives. Some parents choose not to introduce boyfriends or girlfriends to their kids until the relationship is serious and long term.

Nobody can tell you the right thing for you and your baby. This is a very personal choice. When our kids were babies I took them everywhere I went. In our family, mom and baby were a real package deal, so I would probably take the baby. Not everyone would though.

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