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    Default Would you use a nanny / babysitting service in a foreign country

    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?

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    I wouldn't personally. Can you put bub to sleep in the pram In a quiet corner or baby wear?

    Just thought I'd add people love to have opinions on your parenting and children 😏 but you are the one that has to be comfortable!
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    I would feel the same way as you and I know I wouldn't enjoy myself if I went anyway. Each to their own but you really have to feel 100% comfortable about it.

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    why can't the bub be cared for in the same room as the other kids?

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    Nah, wouldn't do it. I'd take him to the event (as pp said, baby wear or pram)

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    I would allow him to be looked after by a professional nanny.

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    nope. I just always think of Madeline Macann.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minchi View Post
    nope. I just always think of Madeline Macann.
    Why? She wasn't being looked after by anyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minchi View Post
    nope. I just always think of Madeline Macann.
    Hardly comparable by any means, Madeleine was left alone, with no supervision.

    OP I am wondering the same, DP & I are going to Europe & I'm contemplating using a nanny for a dinner by ourselves.

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    I was always on the fence with this - until we went overseas a few months ago & it came down to actually leaving my then 14 month old with a sitter - & I couldn't do it, despite us staying in a reputable hotel who provided the babysitting service....

    Bottom line do what you are comfortable with, there isn't a "right" or "wrong"....

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