Over protective mommas


I have a baby girl and I can’t help but have anxiety about play dates in the future. I would consider myself an over protective mom I guess but I just can’t see myself being okay with dropping my child off at someone’s home. I don’t want my child to hold a grudge against me if I don’t let her hang out with friends but I just don’t know where the line is at being over protective. What age do you let your children have play dates? Do you stay with your children? When would you feel comfortable dropping them off? What are your requirements for the other parents before you feel trusting of them? I want my baby to have some freedoms and be able to hang out with friends but it makes me cringe thinking about her being out there in the world without my protection. I want her to have a normal social life but I’m afraid of her getting hurt in any way.