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Judgey pants were up today.

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M0naLisa Thu 18-Apr-13 22:49:52

I took DH to A&E this morning after getting sent home from work after an injury (another thread)
Whilst in the waiting room a mother and daughter walked in behind us. After 10 mins we were sent to X-ray we were in X-ray around 15-20 mins. After the xray we got sent back to the waiting room.
Mother and daughter still waiting to be seen.

We were waiting for around an hour after that when the mother stands up and says to te daughter 'I best go see if he's awake yet' and walked out.

She returned 5 mins later with a baby no older than 6-8mths old in a car seat.

She'd left him in the car for over an hour because he was asleep. She was in A&E.

Wibu to have my judgey pants well up.

Btw we had ds3 with us who's 20 weeks and he was fine. Why couldn't she have carried him in in his car seat? Rather than leave him in the car where she couldn't see him confused

M0naLisa Thu 18-Apr-13 22:51:04

Thread about leaving kids in car whilst nipping into a shop reminded me.

TwentiethCenturyGirl Thu 18-Apr-13 22:52:17

Could somebody have been sat in the car with the baby? Surely nobody would leave a little one in the car alone for that length of time?

Sirzy Thu 18-Apr-13 22:52:42

That's awful!

HollyBerryBush Thu 18-Apr-13 22:53:24

How do you know someone wasnt in the car with the baby?

YoniOrNotYoni Thu 18-Apr-13 22:56:10

Someone else must have been in car withhim.

M0naLisa Thu 18-Apr-13 22:57:39

No she had keys with her. When she came back in she was saying to daughter (in a hushed voice) that 'he was starting to crying when she got there so that was lucky' so can't see anyone else being say in car with him

confused Lucky??

M0naLisa Thu 18-Apr-13 22:58:02


cumfy Fri 19-Apr-13 12:17:45

Still suspect someone was with baby.

Husband, teenage DC.

yaimee Fri 19-Apr-13 12:27:19

Either someone was with the baby or this is exaggerated, sorry op.

AngelinaJoliesBeard Fri 19-Apr-13 13:46:13

I'm surprised that people don't believe this could happen. YANBU to have your judgey pants up on this one. Mine would have been up to my shoulders.

countrykitten Fri 19-Apr-13 14:07:58

Sounds very plausible to me - and appalling. Amazed that people on here think that things like this are not commonplace!

MarvellousYou Fri 19-Apr-13 14:17:41

Hoik them up OP although I would like to think there was a bored teenager on their ipod in the car <hopes>

M0naLisa Fri 19-Apr-13 14:55:50

I'd like to hope but it didn't sound like it. The way she said 'he was starting to cry'
Made me think he must have been there alone.

M0naLisa Fri 19-Apr-13 14:56:56

Nope not exaggerated. Even DH was shocked. When we left A&E DH said 'that baby can't have been on his own surely not?' But by the looks he was left in the car as to not disturb him sleeping. confused

polkadotsrock Fri 19-Apr-13 15:05:39

I know people who do stuff like this. I try very hard never to judge but some days it's tough!!

MrsMacFarlane Fri 19-Apr-13 15:09:52

A lot of people do this. I see it frequently in cars parked outside shops. It never ceases to amaze me that idiots leave their most prized and precious unattended in this way. I bet they wouldn't leave their handbag/purse/laptop in a car whilst they nipped to the post office, but somehow it's okay to do it with their child. Insane. Judgey Pants are entirely appropriate attire for this occasion.

Clargo55 Fri 19-Apr-13 15:23:27

Surely people should ring the police if they see a baby left unattended in a car?
The baby could die, even in mild weather a car can get very hot.
What if the handbrake fails? confused

MrsMelons Fri 19-Apr-13 15:35:25

I am surprised so many people are doubting this actually happened - there are some very very odd people around and people think nothing of leaving babies alone or small children looking after toddlers.

I wouldn't even leave my handbag or phone in the car let alone a baby where I couldn't see them.

ShowMeTheYoni Fri 19-Apr-13 15:40:49

I believe you and I would have judged to.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Fri 19-Apr-13 15:56:17

Clargo I once witnessed a similar incident and rang the police. They did absolutely nothing. They said words to the effect that unless the baby was in distress or if I had witnessed someone trying to get into the car they wouldn't act on it. I was shock. I gave the parent a right talking to on his return. I received a load of verbal and very threatening behaviour from him. I just feel sorry for his child. In the time he had been away from the vehicle I could have taken the child and have been miles away.

idiuntno57 Fri 19-Apr-13 16:10:54

I once forgot about newborn DS4 and left him in the car for half an hour before I realised. Sounds nuts now but as he was a recent addition I hadn't computed him in as utterly were. I felt terrible when I realised. Is it at all possible that this is what happened and she was just using bravado?

idiuntno57 Fri 19-Apr-13 16:11:54

not sure where the utterly came from. meant as it were

Clargo55 Fri 19-Apr-13 16:15:19

Well done HoHoHo at least if the worst were to happen you know you tried to do something.
It saddens me that the police did nothing. I thought they would at least send a PCSO by.
What if the baby had stopped breathing? Wouldn't it be hard for anyone outside the car to tell if the baby had stopped breathing or was sound asleep? <lack of any baby knowledge>

BimbaBirba Fri 19-Apr-13 16:29:19


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