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    If DS is asleep or relaxed, I'll generally leave him in the car and lock it. If it's really hot though I'll take him with me, I'd never leave him in a hot car even with the windows down.

    As for when bub 2 comes along, it will be winter, so I think it will be fine for them to stay in the car while I pay. Once summer comes and I have 2, I'll have to put more thought into it - such as making a special trip once a week to fill up when the kids are with their dad (rare), or possibly only ever going to petrol stations that have a pay at the pump option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Girls Only Club View Post
    Leave them all in the car.

    I park as far away from door as possible,fill up as slowly as possible walk and pay as slowly as possible.That couple of minutes away from the kids is my quiet time.



    I leave her in the car. Its usually not busy when i go so it takes 5min, if that to fill up. On the few occasions it has been busy i take her in with me. I try to fill up on the way home from work when i can.

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    Thanks ladies!
    Wasnt trying to start anything just wanted honest feedback.

    I usually do both just depending on how busy it is at servo & how DS is behaving.
    Having 2nd soon just seeing what other mums did with more then 1!

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    & servos around here don't have credit card thing!
    That would be nice

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    Yeah wouldn't it? We used to have pay at the pump ones and they all disappeared - I don't know why. We definitely need more of those.

    By the way - of course you didn't mean to start anything It's just that these threads have been done soooooo many times and they always end up in a huge debate!

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    I leave them in car, i have 3 kids im not getting them all out just to pop in to the servo.
    Having said that i live in a small town thats generally safe, the servo i choose is one where the bowsers are very close to the door, and i lock the door, crack the windows and dash in..
    Like others have said so many what ifs can happen, in both scenarios, u can only choose what u feel comfortable with and whats best for you..

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    There's no way I'd take all three kids out of the car to pay for petrol. As I said in my earlier post a few pages ago, they stay in the car. Usually though, I get petrol/gas on the Tuesday when I don't have the kids for a few hours or the weekends when they stay at their dad's. Sometimes I have no choice but to take them with me and they stay in the car where I feel they're more safer.

    ETA: On occasions, my almost 4 year old wants to come in with me, but so far she has been the only one to do so. If I was to leave her she'd climb to the front seat and play with all the bottons and steering wheel. She's usually pretty good though and will stay in her seat. I tell her I can see her from inside and if she gets out she's in big trouble and tell her about the risks etc.
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    I take my children with me when it is busy, but when I know I have the exact money and the attendant is free, I run in and pay.

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    I don't have this problem as DH has the car but I think when I do I will leave them in the car, there is no way I would risk my children being run over by taking them out.


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    I don't feel comfortable living dd in the car I try and get petrol when I have someone else in the car or when I don't have dd even if it means driving for 2 day with tank on empty


 

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