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04-02-2015 20:24 #141
Leaving sleeping baby at home..alone?!
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04-02-2015 20:29 #142Senior Member
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I used to nanny for a family in the city - they lived in an apartment and on the ground floor was a restaurant. The children were 2 and a newborn. Both the parents are surgeons. One night they invited my fiancée (now husband) and I to have dinner with them at the restaurant so that they could meet my fiancée. When we got there, I asked where the boys were and they told us that they were asleep upstairs - on their own! I couldn't believe it. My partner and I were horrified, but didn't say anything at the time, other than, "do you think they'll be alright up there on their own?" We ate our meals as quick as possible and got out of there because we just wanted them to get back upstairs to their children. I felt sick about it at the time and as I write this, my stomach is in knots. Anything could have happened to those boys, thirteen floors up from where their parents were. Apparently they used to go downstairs for dinner quite a bit. I just shudder when I think about it. We lost our daughter from an asthma attack - she died in my arms in the matter of a minute, so I know only too well how very quickly tragedy can strike. No child should EVER be left alone in a house, and to do so is neglect.
04-02-2015 20:32 #143
Yep. Done that before. DS was in his cot. Sat outside and chain smoked three cigs before I felt it was safe to go back inside.
You're right. I needed support and help. Asked for it. Didn't get it. It was still the best choice at that time.
04-02-2015 20:36 #144
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04-02-2015 20:42 #146
04-02-2015 20:49 #147
I totally agree with you.
I have in sleep deprived state forgot my baby. I called the police to hopefully get to her before I get there. This was a mistake. To go out leave a child home alone on purpose is neglect. I don't mean to take bins out etc but to get in your car and drive away from your property.
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04-02-2015 21:22 #148Senior Member
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OP, being that you bumped into her, does that mean you live close? I am just thinking that maybe next time you duck to the shops, see if she needs anything? That way, try to eliminate from this mumma doing such a silly thing again.
04-02-2015 23:53 #149
I walked out of my house, locked the door and ran a few houses down to reverse our car into the front of our house once DS was down for the night. I explained why in an earlier post.
We live in a converted Edwardian house, you open the front door and it's a door with stairs up to our flat and a door to our landlord's flat on the ground floor. He knew I was home alone and that DS was up there and obviously he has keys. He knew I had run out.
Glad to hear many on here brand me a neglectful mom and would report me for leaving my property and running a little down the street.
05-02-2015 03:21 #150
I think peoples attempts to ensure amazing queen from awesometown could see the difference between what she did and what the OPs friend did so threw about other okay scenarios, but that doesn't make what you did neglectful either.
You basically left him with another adult In the same property.... Very different from the OPs friend did as well.
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