When Can I Go to a Sleep-Over?

When can I go to a sleep-over?

Kids under 6 may not be ready to sleep over at a friend's house, though they may be OK staying at a relative's house. By age 8, many kids have slept over at a friend's house. But even kids older than 8 might feel worried about sleeping over if they get homesick, so it's OK to say no to a sleep-over if you don't feel ready just yet.

If you have a problem with bedwetting, a sleep-over also might worry you. If you want to go, talk to your mom or dad about how to handle your concerns. Your doctor could be helpful if the issue is bedwetting.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: May 2010

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