Maybe she hasn't got family or friends I really don't know.. Every situation os different isn't it.
Some women just don't have the support and perhaps don't know where to look for it so walking away for 10mins is their saving grace.
Im lucky enough to have an awesome DF who I can say to "you know what I need a break I'm going out for an hour" and off I go. Some people don't have that.
Completely understand parents needing a break, or a time out.
I worked as a nanny, and my last job was 12+ hours a day, 5 days a week. Before that, it was 15 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There were times when I considered stepping outside too. And there were days when I did. But, never, would I lock the door or leave the property.
I am not sure about the locked door to be honest, but I also dont see it as such a huge issue so long as she had keys on her? But im just sayijg thay that particular scenario doesnt set off alarm bells for me. I'd rather a mother step out front for a moment and take a breather than not have that chance to regroup and potentially harm their baby because they cannot cope.
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