Q&A: Alone time for parents...
My husband and I would love to spend more ‘alone time’ together, but we feel so guilty leaving our twelve month daughter at home, in the care of a babysitter. I also worry the whole time we’re out, wondering if she’s okay. Is it normal to feel this way?
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Your feelings are completely natural, and you are right about needing ‘alone time’. Every couple needs to spend quality time with each other to re-connect and build the intimacy between them. I
would recommend that you try to set time aside for each other at least once a week. A recent survey found that the happiest children come from parents who have “alone” time at least three times a month.

Remember, children are very intuitive, and your daughter will be happier if you and your husband have a fulfilling and intimate relationship. If you worry about her safety, as friends for
recommendations of good baby sitters, or leave your daughter with a trustworthy family member.

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