+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 19 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 186
  1. #31
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,662
    Thanks
    1,961
    Thanked
    2,567
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by zoz View Post
    There was times I felt like I could have done this a few years ago but no I couldn't ever bring myself to actually do it. I'd feel terribly guilty and the 'what if's' would be too much to tolerate. Just no!

    Maybe she has a valid reason, or isn't coping but still, not the best thing to do. Even getting a neighbour to watch the little one for a few minutes might be ok... I don't think I'd ask my neighbours. But she must have been really needy to do it. Hope her baby is ok and her too..
    That's a really good point about the neighbour. My SIL used to run the baby monitor next door to the neighbour while she quickly did the kindy pick up.

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    3,220
    Thanks
    1,254
    Thanked
    1,085
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I used to know someone who left two kids home asleep during the night to drive their partner to work which was a 20 min drive each way. I said what if you had an accident, the car breaks down, the kids wake up from a nightmare. I honestly don't think they thought about the 'what ifs'....but they don't do it anymore (that I know of anyway).

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    28
    Reviews
    0
    I just sent her a text, to see if she's okay & whether she realises she could get in a lot of trouble for doing what she did..

  4. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to mezzo For This Useful Post:

    A-Squared  (02-02-2015),CazHazKidz  (02-02-2015),Chippa  (02-02-2015),EverydayDreamer  (02-02-2015),HearMeRoar  (02-02-2015),HeavenBlue  (02-02-2015),JR03  (02-02-2015),LaDiDah  (02-02-2015),VicPark  (02-02-2015),Wise Enough  (02-02-2015)

  5. #34
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,129
    Thanks
    193
    Thanked
    148
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Holy moly, no way in the world!! Plenty of reasons why have already been mentioned.

  6. #35
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,895
    Thanks
    627
    Thanked
    756
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Hell. No.

    There are so many what ifs. What if the child woke alone? What if there was a fire or emergency? What if the mum got into an accident?

    So irresponsible!

  7. #36
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Central West
    Posts
    1,540
    Thanks
    1,829
    Thanked
    855
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Some people confuse me!!! How could you walk out the door and not think of the "what ifs"?

    As an aside, when I only had one child (he was 2), my DH had a night out and had trouble getting a cab to pick him up (out of town). I knew it was way too far to walk so considered my options. Leave DS or wake him up and get DH? I took the second option. It was 2am and the middle of winter so absolutely freezing (regularly below 0 overnight where I live). I dragged him out of bed, rugged him up and threw him in the car. Sure I could have taken the easy option but just not worth the risk for me.

    That mum needs a serious reality check I think.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Chippa For This Useful Post:

    KitiK  (02-02-2015)

  9. #37
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    4,040
    Thanks
    3,329
    Thanked
    1,925
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    200 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by mezzo View Post
    I just sent her a text, to see if she's okay & whether she realises she could get in a lot of trouble for doing what she did..
    Has she got back to you?

  10. #38
    BH-KatiesMum's Avatar
    BH-KatiesMum is offline Community Manager
    Winner 2008 - The most optimistic poster
    Winner 2014 - Most Helpful Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    22,393
    Thanks
    5,359
    Thanked
    5,806
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a week
    hell no

    I certainly admit I had the "I wish" moments ... when you think "oh I wish I could leave her home and not wake her up to go *wherever*" ... but its definitely not something I would ever actually do.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to BH-KatiesMum For This Useful Post:

    HearMeRoar  (02-02-2015)

  12. #39
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    588
    Thanks
    58
    Thanked
    348
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    Never EVER. I don't even hang washing out without the baby monitor.

    I would be worried that someone might break in or the house burn down, or that I'd be involved in an accident and no one would know that she's home alone.
    This exactly, I take the monitor any time I'm outside of the house and have most certainly never left the property! I also think its illegal and probably would constitute neglect.

  13. #40
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2,724
    Thanks
    1,519
    Thanked
    1,954
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Wow, no. I can see the temptation, but I'd never do it.
    I'm not really concerned about the child wakes up/house burns down/someone breaks in scenarios.... as they're either extremely unlikely, or my daughter wouldn't be distressed for long before I was back anyway. I'd be concerned about what if something happened to me? If I couldn't get back and noone else knew she was there. *shudders*


 

Similar Threads

  1. Reading about leaving baby to CIO - I'm so distressed!
    By JR03 in forum 'No Cry' Sleeping Solutions
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 09-02-2015, 21:03
  2. New day care & home sleeping issues
    By MadeWithLove in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-01-2015, 19:26
  3. Toddler sleeping in bed at home, what to do when out?
    By bubbles82 in forum 2 year olds
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-12-2014, 12:19

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Babybee Prams
Save $50 in our pre-Christmas sale! All Comet's now only $500. Our bassinet & stroller set includes free shipping AUS wide, $75 free accessories, 18-months warranty & a 9 month free return policy. Check out our new designer range today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Wendys Music School Melbourne
Wondering about Music Lessons? FREE 30 minute ASSESSMENT. Find out if your child is ready! Piano from age 3 years & Guitar, Singing, Drums, Violin from age 5. Lessons available for all ages. 35+ years experience. Structured program.
Use referral 'bubhub' when booking
featured supporter
GymbaROO
GymbaROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. Classes are available Australia-wide. Enrol today & help your child to reach their full potential. Visit the website to find out more.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!