being out with your LO at night!!

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  1. chel27

    chel27 mum to 3

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    i just wondered what you would class as to late to be out with your lo at night? do you think its wrong to be out with your lo in pushchair in the evening?

    just wondering on your opinions xx
     
  2. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    Depends what you're out for I guess. If you're going somewhere or on your way back then so be it but nope I wouldn't take baby out and about in the dark for no particular reason....apart from anything mine's usually asleep:dohh:
     
  3. mrsdcooper

    mrsdcooper Mummy to Hermione

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    once in a while is ok me thinks.

    My nan had a surprise birthday party last weekend and it was the first time we were out late, although she didnt sleep she seemed to enjoy it. we left at 10 and she went asleep on the way home.

    she had to catch up for a few days but was fine. once in six months is acceptable in my opinion...

    do whatever you feel
     
  4. Dizzy321

    Dizzy321 very proud mammy to 3!

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    I dont agree with this, its a pet hate of mine seeing people walking the streets with LOs at night, I always make sure I am back home with my kids by say 6pm at latest so they can have their normal bed time routine, bath and wind down for bed and to bed at normal time x
     
  5. AppleBlossom

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    Not really as long as it's not every night :)
     
  6. aidensxmomma

    aidensxmomma 4 on Earth, Many in Heaven

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    I must be really strange because I find absolutely nothing wrong with being out with the LO at night if they are in their stroller.

    I mean, it might just be because I'm from a small town and night is the only time anything is going on. lol. Also, when Aiden was younger and he wouldn't go to sleep, my OH and I would take him out at 10 or 11 at night in his stroller and then he'd go to sleep.

    I spent a lot of time last year outside at night with Aiden because it's so nice outside during the evening/night and we'd spend a lot of time outside with my OH's family. I never really thought about it much, because Aiden seemed to enjoy it a lot, or he'd be sleeping.

    It's not every night though, but it happens quite often during the summer. We do stay at the house or close to the area and it's not like we're going off to the bar or something. :rofl:
     
  7. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    We don't but Hannah's in bed by 7 and quite honestly she's usually extremely cranky by 6ish so we try to be home so no one else has to see :argh: :rofl:
     
  8. PitBullMommy

    PitBullMommy Princess, FF & Angel Mom

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    We've had Charlotte out at midnight before...at the casino, she was in her stroller and it ws the ONLY place open and she would NOT go to sleep unless she was being pushed around...so that's where we went. People kept giving us dirty looks and making rude comments, but we were walking around the shops with her and she FINALLY fell asleep.
     
  9. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    If we are out at night its for a reason, we had to get something at the store, it took longer than we expected to get things done, something like that. But my oldest has school so even on the weekends they are all in bed early so we try and stick to that routine as much as possible. Before he started school their actual bedtme was 2am...because my husband worked in retail and woudln't get home until atleast 10pm so we would have dinner as a family, spend time with them, do the nighttime stuff then they went to bed and slept til around noon-1pm. We felt it was better that they had time with their father than be on a normal routine considering none were in school and they were home with me all day. So we did alot at the times that might seem late to others, like our grocery shopping would be done at night, things like that.
     
  10. vicwick

    vicwick Expecting baba #2

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    I was gonna ask the same, my mam is having a get together tonight at her house as our friend from the states is here and it starts at 7 which is Alfies bathtime then its feed then bed, i would like to stay for a couple hours but don't want to disrupt his bedtime routine so dunno what to do?!
     
  11. AC81

    AC81 Proud mum of 2

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    when Erin was really small she had no routine so we weren't too bothered (we wouldn't take her out for no reason though). Now that she's older she is really cranky if she's not in her bed by 7pm. So I really try now unless its absolutely unavoidable to be at home and have her snuggled up in bed by 7pm.
     
  12. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    I think if its for a real reason , family events etc then a couple of extra hours in the evening now and then wont do any harm.

    But i do try to avoid staying out any later than 7pm and it messes with our routine somewhat and id rather it didnt.
     
  13. Bec L

    Bec L Proud mum to 2 girls/1boy

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    On NYE when Poppy was about 3 months old (and rarely going to bed before 11pm...) we had a family party at my sisters who lives 5 mins walk away. Poppy (eventually) went to sleep while we were there, in her pram and somehow hub and I ended up staying up till 3am! As we walked home in the early hours, pushing the pram we felt like really bad parents!! It was a one off though, and now she is in a night time routine we are never out passed 6.30pm.
     
  14. chel27

    chel27 mum to 3

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    i only ask as i was out till 8pm last night as we had been out as a family and had a picnic in the afternoon and my son was playing on the park and i didnt realise the time till it was getting darker :rofl:


    i agree that its ok for once in a while but i wouldnt do it often as it would mess up bedtimes. but in summer its harder as i also have a 7 year old to please xx
     
  15. princessellie

    princessellie Pregnant with #3

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    we always take leyla out at night lol, she doesnt have a bedtime routine yet as shehas to be fed every 3hrs day and night, shes not putting on weight so weve been put on a strict feeding schedule lol, she mostly sleeps through the day and no amount of playing with her will keep her up so if we are going into town it is usually around 4pm, and we stay till 8pm when the shops close, admittedly its not exactly dark at 8pm now but i wouldnthave aproblem with it being dark and having her out

    last night we had to go to tesco in town to get some more formula for her bottle feeds cos we had ran out, we left at around 11pm because we were trying to get ready and stuff, we had to walk through crowds of pissheads and i felt a bit uneasy at that, mainly in case someone fell on her buggy!!

    we quite frequently take her out to see her great nan at around 7 aswell and get home around 10, i personally dont see no problem with being out with LO, except when theres drunkies around i think its fine, but then like i said our circumstances are a bit different atm, if she had bedtime routine then i wouldnt want to mess it up by going out and would just send paul

    x
     
  16. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    I won't take Sam out late now as his bedtime routine is going really well and he'll get himself off to sleep in his cot when we put him down - if we were out somewhere I think he'd just stay awake. When he was younger and would sleep anywhere we took him to a few weddings and things where we were staying until about midnight then driving back, and he'd just sleep in his pushchair and then in the car on the way home, and he'd be fine the next day. I don't think there's anything wrong with an occasional late night for a special occasion but I wouldn't want to walk around the streets with him at night for no reason. Definitely nothing wrong with getting back a bit later once in a while though! x
     
  17. spacecadet

    spacecadet 1st time mum

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    we quite oftern take our LO one out with us at night, our local pub is only in the next street and very quiet, we either drive if its cold or walk in the buggy (once/twice a week?), shes 4 mths now and as im trying to get into a routine im not taking her out as much late, but this week have been late night shopping and pizza hut after till 10.30pm and then one night a suprise visitor meant a quick drink at the pub turned into a couple of hours, so we didnt leave there till 10.30pm! oops.. she is very good and i can BF her anywhere, she loves going into the pub now as everyone knows her, her 1st visit was at 4 days old and they opened 12 bottles of champagne when she was born!! the owner landlord normally grabs her from us as soon as we arrive and takes her off to look at the 'lights' in the garden, he loves her and she loves him!
    BTW i dont drink alcohol in the pub (maybe a small wine every now and then) and i NEVER let people hold her if i dont know them or they have been drinking, i am wanting to organize a routine but think i also want to be able to do things with my LO and take her everywhere!
    hope no-one thinks im a bad mummy cos i take her to the pub....:blush:
     
  18. Wombat

    Wombat Married mum of 2:)

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    I think it depends on age and what you consider "night". When they still don't have a routine, sometimes it is fine, but as soon as there is a bedtime ritual (bath, book, milk, sleep) I think it is a big no-no (at least for us).
    And, there is difference between being out at 8pm for grocery shopping with your 5 week old (for us sometimes it was the only time when I finally could get out of the house with the help of my DH) or being out at 12pm in a pub.
     
  19. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    Sometimes you have no choice in the matter.

    I like to have Chase all bathed and relaxed by 7:30 as he usually falls asleep between 8 and 9. But my kids are in baseball Mon-Thu now until 7:30.
     
  20. lollylou1

    lollylou1 Mummy to Belle and preg

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    we generally dont go out in evening but for party or if your going somewhere as a one off i dont see a prob, i hate it though when its late and dark and babies are in pushchairs

    Lou
    xxx
     

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