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?
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.