Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    mrswhitecastle posted:
    I just read an article in Parenting magazine that said the average age to have your first sleepover with a friend is around 7 - 8.

    What do you think? Is that a good age? Do you see your DC sleeping over at a friend's house at age 7?
    Emily (7) Elizabeth (5)
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    My daughter had an older friend sleep over here when she was 5, she started sleeping at other kids houses when she was 6.

    WARNING: Get ready for a challenging day after a sleepover - the kids rarely get to sleep at a sane hour and get up insanely early.
    sarah0323 responded:
    Olivia started having sleep overs at about age 8. The boys don't have any interest at this point.

    Agree with Haylen. The next day can be a challenge.
    Me 33, DD - O 13, DS1 -J 8, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 5, DD2 - E (11/10)
    baby1at35 replied to sarah0323's response:
    No sleepovers here yet. Not sure if the boys are ready. Quite honestly they have never been away from me for a night ever. I was going to have them stay with my mom for a few days and they said no way. And it was 7 hrs from home so it wasn't like I could go get them quickly.
    ALso I think I wouldn't mind have the kids here but sending them to a friends house with parents I hardly know is a real challenge. I am sure once I get to know the parents a bit better it would help.
    Me (42) 2 busy boys 6 yrs and 5 yrs
    iocasta responded:
    Levi had a friend sleepover last year. The boys had a great time.
    kc_94920 responded:
    DD1 went for her first friend sleepover just as 1st grade was ending, so she was a little over 7.5. She had a great time but was a mess by 3pm the next day. Now at 9.5, she goes to one of 6-7 friends houses at least once a month and will be heading to sleep away camp for 7 nights next month.

    Logan is almost 7.5 and has never even asked to have a friend stay or go to a friends overnight. He has however, spent many nights with his Nana and hosted friends in his room up at the cabin when we have other families visiting.

    DD2 is going for her first sleepover this Saturday at the ripe ol' age of *almost* 4.5. She's been staying with my mom once a month for a year now and is ready to go to her cousins for a "real" sleepover. He's 10 months younger than her and is an only child who also goes to bed at 6:30, so I'm hoping it's an easy experience for the kids and my BIL and SIL.
    KC~ Mady (9) Logan (7) and Coco (4)

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    I am a stay at home mom of two boys, Travis (4-19-05) and Skyler (12-15-06). I've known my DH Joel since 11-23-01 and were married 5-19-05.

    Helpful Tips

    If you don't vaccinate your child due to fears of autism, read this:
    If you don't vaccinate your child due to fears of autism, read this: I ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    14 of 22 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.