If you were on holiday and wanted to go out for an evening for a very special occassion, would you leave your 1yr old baby alone with a nanny / babysitter hired from a reputable babysitting service in a foreign country? (Asia).
Background: I have 99% come to the decision that I won't be leaving my DS with a nanny / babysitter for an evening even though I am under some pressure to do this from family members. We are going on a week long holiday for a relatives big milestone birthday and as all the family will be attending the main night out (incl grandparents), there is no one left behind to look after DS for me and hubby on the night of their birthday. The older kids, of which there are 4 of them from the ages of 3yrs - 8yrs will stay behind with the nanny / babysitter (all in the same room). If my DS was of a similar age I would have no issue with this, but as he is just a baby, is unable to defend or protect himself, cannot communicate or is unaware of what is happening to him I just cannot bring myself to leave him with a complete stranger, I wouldn't enjoy myself anyway. Some family members completely understand while others think I am being dramatic.
What would you do?