I’m thinking 10 if you know the parents? Is that too young? What age would you recommend for a first sleepover at a friends house?


Posted anonymously, 18th October 2019


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  • I personally am not comfortable with sleep overs these days I will not allow it. When they are 18 they can do whatever they like but while they under that age and under my roof that is one thing my partner and I have agreed to not allow.


  • I’m just not OK with the whole sleepover thing at all. I know I had sleepovers when I was young. But I’m just not comfortable with it. I have trust issues. Kids can come to my house for sleepovers but I don’t want them to go to other peoples houses for sleepovers. Maybe I’m just overprotective. I think, if you’re comfortable with it then it’s fine. If you’re not comfortable with it yet at 10yo, then wait a little more time and see how you feel another year from now.


  • May be 15.


  • I think my son’s would have been able 7 or 8 for their first sleep overs at friends places, and for most of our friends this is the age


  • I would say double digits also.


  • Maybe from 7 years old?


  • I think if you know the parents (close friends of the family) from probably 6 would be okay, I had my first sleep over with school friends around 6 but my mum knew her mum really well


  • I would say highschool.


  • I think it depends on your child and the other family. I’d go with your gut – if you are still wondering when your child is ten, maybe they and/or you are not ready yet. And that’s ok – it’s a big deal in this new world of technology.


  • Age 13 to me is ideal age.


  • Depends how mature child is and how well you know partents.friend of mine had 5yo for sleepover and they ended watching cartoon with him all night as he couldn’t fall asleep.


  • Depends on closeness of family/friend, the level of trust and also how comfortable the child is. My son had sleepovers at his grandparents from 4 years old but mot ny himself at a friend’s house yet and he is almost 6 now. Id definitely wait til he starts exploring the option first then will assess the situation.


  • I think 12 because physiologist say that kids cannot make decisions properly until then, and you need to know the parents no matter what. My son never did sleep overs, he always wanted to sleep at home, so I did not have to make the decision.


  • Go with your gut instinct too, it will let you know what feels right and wrong.


  • Any year age is the correct age, depending on different factors.
    If it’s nerves that is making you question it, perhaps you could also stay over for the first time. That’s what I did before my toddler started sleeping over my parents house.


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