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To go next door for a cuppa while the baby sleeps?

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Charingcrossbun Tue 02-Dec-14 18:57:53

My neighbour has invited me round for a cuppa, cake and catch up "when baby has his nap". Thing is we live in terraced houses and the baby monitor easily works between the walls but it just feels wrong and I'm not comfortable with it. If I'm being logical though I'd be closer to DS (8months) in my neighbour's kitchen than I am when I stay at my parents' house so what's the difference?
The point is fairly moot as DS never ever naps long enough for tea and cake but still - would it be unreasonable to pop next door with the monitor obv....

Waltonswatcher Tue 02-Dec-14 18:58:55

No . Don't do it . Eek...

Bunbaker Tue 02-Dec-14 18:59:49

Why can't your neighbour come to you instead?

SpringBreaker Tue 02-Dec-14 18:59:59

why not ask your neighbour to come round to you with the cake and you make the tea.. its unlikely anything would happen, but its not an ideal situation and as you are not comfortable anyway, why even risk it.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Tue 02-Dec-14 18:59:59

Nope, I wouldnt. They could come to you or baby could nap there in the buggy.

ticktactoegivemeago Tue 02-Dec-14 19:00:02

I wouldn't.

schokolade Tue 02-Dec-14 19:00:16

I wouldn't. Might be closer direct, but not taking into account indirect route. Can neighbour come to you?

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Tue 02-Dec-14 19:01:06

I wouldn't.

cantpooinpeace Tue 02-Dec-14 19:01:10

I wouldn't, I know the risks seem low but why would you gamble with the most important thing to you smile

fourwoodenchairs Tue 02-Dec-14 19:01:41


RyanAirVeteran Tue 02-Dec-14 19:02:54

You can't hear a fire on a baby monitor.

RabbitSaysWoof Tue 02-Dec-14 19:03:03

I personally wouldn't see the problem.

notagainffffffffs Tue 02-Dec-14 19:03:38

Hell no

Rhianna1980 Tue 02-Dec-14 19:04:14

No. I wouldn't do it. She can come over instead.
Anything can happen. A fire might start, even though it's highly unlikely to happen, why take the chance?

You said , you feel uncomfortable.

You answered your own question.

coniferssilhouette Tue 02-Dec-14 19:06:02

I wouldn't do it. I would just ask the neighbour round to yours.

Charingcrossbun Tue 02-Dec-14 19:06:30

Fire is a good pint Ryanair!
My poor neighbour is going to have to be appalled at the state of my house - we rent and she recently bought next door, and spent 8 months remodelling because it looked -exactly like our house- "ghastly"
Glad to know I'm not being all pfb smile

Charingcrossbun Tue 02-Dec-14 19:06:48

Cross out fail there sorry

RokensWife Tue 02-Dec-14 20:15:10

My friend did this and got locked out...

MrsHerculePoirot Tue 02-Dec-14 20:19:59

I would, and have done this, as has my neighbour come over to me. It is only on MN that I have encountered such hysteria about it.

18yearstooold Tue 02-Dec-14 20:22:39

My mum did this when I was a baby but without a monitor

And then forgot about me!

It's a good job I was a 'contented' baby!

SophieBarringtonWard Tue 02-Dec-14 20:25:33

What MrsHercule said. I would. If the baby monitor works I don't see the problem with it.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 02-Dec-14 20:32:02

I would tbh. In a terrace house your further away at the bottom. of the garden than what's effectively the next room

GraysAnalogy Tue 02-Dec-14 20:33:50

No I wouldn't.

rastamam Tue 02-Dec-14 20:35:01

This thread has been up here before surely? Im sure Ive read this already. is it deja vu?Weird. Its clearly a no though, I wouldnt even consider it.

rastamam Tue 02-Dec-14 20:36:30

I think the verdict before was that if there was a fire you wouldnt be allowed back into your house by the firemen?

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