DH and I were talking the other day about how lucky LO is to have so much family within a 2-3 hour drive. She's even got family in the same town! (This is new to me, my family always lived in different states!) I've already had family members talk about how excited they are to have LO sleepover, or to watch her, etc.

So my question is, if you had family you could leave LO with for the night or a weekend, when did you start doing so? I figured at around a year she'd be good to go have an overnight with her grandparents or cousins, but DH is uncomfortable with it. Mind you, she's not here yet so this is just another instance of me worrying about the future, but I'm curious!

As a secondary question, those of you who travel internationally, have you taken international trips without LO? For how long, and how old were they? DH and I are talking about going to Europe when she is about 3, and leaving her with family (it'll be our 5th anniversary!).