How would you feel?

(33 Posts)
Jayne266 Fri 05-Apr-13 21:01:21

Just a quick question really I went to pick DS up from nursery (8months old) and they said he was sleeping outside.
I went through the patio door and he was in a pram sleeping on his own. (all the other kids were playing inside)

I felt really uneasy about this can someone talk some sense into me.

Willowbear Sat 06-Apr-13 15:22:42

I think my main concern would be that he was unsupervised. I don't see a problem with outdoor sleeping so long as he is wrapped up warm. The fact that he was unsupervised through a closed door would leave me very uneasy.

Plus presumably it would have been nice and quiet outside so he would have had a more restful sleep than if he were inside with all the noisy 30 children?

OP I fear you are perhaps, in the nicest possible way, being a bit PFB here.

LadyWidmerpool Sat 06-Apr-13 15:44:55

If your baby was warm and being checked every couple of minutes I wouldn't worry as a one off but it should be fine for you to say you don't want it to happen again if that's your preference. A good nursery will accommodate your wishes as far as physically/legally possible, especially with an 8 month old. Mine has always slept better in a pushchair, I think being strapped in helps her to wind down.

Jayne266 Sat 06-Apr-13 17:07:30

Thank you for the messages everyone I was generally on the fence about it. But you all seems to have heard of this and some ok with it some not.

I think I didnt mind him being outside he was wrapped up lovely, I was just worried about the door being shut and maybe him not being heard when he woke up. (also on a extra note I panicked a bit as he smelt of sick and the care worker didn't know why and I was thinking what if he had been sick while he was a sleep)

ReetPetit Sat 06-Apr-13 19:31:54

What reason did they give for him being outside?

Jayne266 Sat 06-Apr-13 20:07:40

No reason they just said he was a sleep outside.

Tanith Sun 07-Apr-13 01:31:13

This used to be done many years ago in this country - Margaret and Rachel McMillan opened their fresh air nursery in 1914.
It's also done routinely in Scandinavian nurseries, some of which don't have the children indoors at all!

The big difference is that they're supervised, not on their own with the door closed. They are also in warmly padded cots, not strapped down in pushchairs.

My concern would be the strapping down combined with the apparent lack of supervision and I think you're justified in checking that.

As a childminder, I have had children fall asleep in their pushchairs and I've left them to sleep in our very secure garden. I do ensure they are properly monitored, though.

ReetPetit Sun 07-Apr-13 20:33:26

I agree with Tanith - i think it is very dependent on circumstances. Its the freezing temp, combined with the not supervising which is the issue. I just can't imagine why he was out there with no other child and no adult. That is very worrying.
As a cm i would only ever leave children outside in warmer weather and with other children and adults out there too. If i left a child in the circumstances described i would fully expect to be reported to ofsted.

I feel you have to raise it and tbh op im surprised you didnt at the time.

And fwiw, i dont think you are being pfb and i quite often feel a lot of people are on here!

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