Just because she doesn't sound frustrated doesn't mean she doesn't need help,
When I was struggling quite badly I didn't get frustrated but hen my toddler spent a lot of time to himself while I just layed there, he wasn't left crying etc and had his needs met but I wasn't doing the playing / interacting etc bit either
I'd either report or invite myself over with a coffee and a hello and see what's up then base my decision on that
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10-02-2015 19:14 #21Senior Member
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10-02-2015 19:52 #22
With the updated info I'd definitely report. Hours at a time alone in the pram crying with no obvious feeds, it just doesn't sit right :/
If there's nothing wrong, then docs will come and check her out and leave it at that. But if there is something wrong then she'll be given the support she needs or bub will be taken care of.
10-02-2015 19:58 #23
Absolutely report it. I think you need to trust your gut instinct in situations like this. Better to be safe than sorry.
10-02-2015 20:05 #24Senior Member
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10-02-2015 20:12 #25
Having read your last post given that you are not really in a position to talk to them then yes I think I would speak to the people that manage the housing - perhaps they could do a welfare check?
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10-02-2015 20:43 #26
It sounds like she is following the English 1950's. (Dr king.) Style of parenting.
Bringing up Baby epsiode 1: http://youtu.be/mSbrA3eO8A4
It scared the poo out of me when I saw the parents doing this. It's wrong in my opinion
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10-02-2015 20:52 #27-
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Geez poor baby. Ring dhs and let them deal with it.
10-02-2015 21:00 #28
Please call child protection intake in your state. They will have a phone number (usually a 1800 or 1300) you can call and report what you've seen.
You can do this anonymously I believe.
There might be a reason for what the parent(s) are doing but that doesn't make it ok.
CP may investigate and find nothing.
What would be great is if they offer the parent(s) support services, mentoring and monitoring.
In situations like this, someone needs to be bub's voice.
10-02-2015 21:08 #29
Honestly, I would call child protection and tell them everything you have mentioned here.
I would also call the police both as a concerned neighbour and as a noise complaint. Just to increase the odds that someone would turn up.
10-02-2015 21:17 #30
I thought of that episode too LoveLivesHere! It sounds very similar.
I honestly don't know, if it appeared the baby is not being fed and is not being comforted at all I would probably contact DOCS as it sounds like you won't have the opportunity to speak directly with the Mum.
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