While many parents may not wish to spend a day away from their baby this would not be plausible for many parents due to work commitments or even for a much- needed gateway with your partner. Hence, even though no book or individual can tell you the right age or even the right date at which such an overnight stay is possible parents should be aware that it is bound to happen. Therefore, as this may be an emotionally taxing moment for both you and the baby the following article explores some tips to make this experience as painless as possible.
It is highly recommended using a close family member to watch your baby overnight. Furthermore, as the experience is more likely to go smoothly the less you interrupt the baby’s schedule. Therefore, it is advisable get your babysitter to come to your place of residence. Moreover, when it is a close family member such as your parents or in laws the baby would know them and be at ease with them. Additionally, one could also ask the babysitter to come to their place before the trip to practice the nighttime routine. In addition to this being a trial run for the babysitter the baby would also feel more at ease with a different individual going through the nighttime routine with them. They would also get an opportunity to feed the child by giving them toddler milk.
Write Down the Essentials
Even if the babysitter is a close family member there may be several things that they are not aware of with regard to the child’s schedule and routine. Thus, one should ensure that they leave clear instructions about the important aspects of the baby’s routine. For instance there may be a way to put the child to sleep or even a special manner to give toddler formula to the child. Thus, a detailed schedule for meal, bath, playtime and bed times should be given to the babysitter. The babysitter should also be given all the emergency numbers along with information about where to go if there is a medical emergency.
Don’t Sneak Away
While this may appear to be the least painful solution it has been noted that such action can cause your child to be fearful that you will disappear without notice at any time. Thus, to avoid conferring such trauma ensure that you child sees you leaving. Even though there will be tears from both parties a goodbye kiss can prepare the child for your departure. However, even though it may be heart breaking to hear your child cry once you go make sure not to come back to comfort the child. Although, this may be a very difficult experience for the parent by following the aforementioned tips one can ensure a smooth transition.