Setting Up Kids Playdates: Don’t Stress
Setting up kids playdates sounds fun (and they are!) but if you over analyze everything you may never leave your house.😩 Playdates allow kids to see someone their size and depending on their age, they might interact with each other. Babies may stare at each other the whole time, and that’s okay too! Moms can chat over a cup of iced coffee or chilled water. Having adult conversations are good for the soul. Here are 3 tips for setting up kids playdates.
1. Have a defined end time
You can survive anything for 45 min. Maybe even an hour. Start off with a micro playdate (lasting an hour or less). See how you and the other mom vibe.
2. Make sure your venue passes the 3F test
Fun. Familiar. Free. Go to a location you’re familiar with that happens to be free–a playground; a park; a museum (if you’re both annual pass holders or one of you has a free guest pass). You’ll be less stressed if you already know what to expect and you don’t have to pay.
3. Put another playdate on the books
Before you both part ways, get out your phones and find a future date where you are both available. Even though you may not know what you want to do, it will ease your mind knowing you have something fun to look forward to.