To celebrate our birthdays (end of Jan and mid Feb) we are having a night out on 2nd Feb - not arranged yet but are looking at a meal with friends. My mum has agreed to babysit and is made up we have asked her. She is staying over so she doesn't have to drive back to Essex late at night. As Imogen feeds so well from a bottle (expressed milk) we are being optomisitic she will be fine with my mum and she should only need 1 feed while we are gone. You'll see from my post in relationships http://www.pregnancyforum.co.uk/forum/v ... highlight= how good she is taking from bottle (and not needing me to feed her - I thought I would feel redundant but I don't...and I have friends who have very dependent clingy babies...could just be the baby's personality but they have not allowed anyone else to feed their babies and have exclusively breast fed, no expressing...I have always said I would avoid this where poss.) Imogen will be 8 weeks old when my mum babysits - how old was your baby when you let someone babysit her (not your partner .... not that that is "babysitting" !!! that is just being a parent!!!) and how did it go... any tips for me ladies????