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To leave baby asleep with a working monitor whilst I go next door for Christmas drinks?

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PatButchersLostEaring Fri 12-Dec-14 20:36:09

Really unsure if this is a bad idea so opinions please.

Baby 18 months sound asleep with monitor on and working. DH next door quaffing mulled wine and I plan to join him...... Maybe.

Is this ok?

Notsuretoday Fri 12-Dec-14 20:37:40


ApocalypseThen Fri 12-Dec-14 20:37:59

I don't know. I don't think I'd do it, I wouldn't be able to relax.

Notsuretoday Fri 12-Dec-14 20:38:14

Sorry posted too soon. I would worry and couldn't relax, sorry

Highlandbird Fri 12-Dec-14 20:38:15

You will now get millions of people telling you YABU, I have a DS same age (not PFB I might add!) and I wouldn't do it, take it in turns with your DH instead?

HamPortCourt Fri 12-Dec-14 20:38:15

No it is not oK.

What if there is a fire? What if they have music on and something happens and you don't hear it.

Tell DH to come home and you can quaff wine together.

SocialMediaAddict Fri 12-Dec-14 20:38:55

Nope I'm really relaxed and wouldn't dream of doing that.

loudarts Fri 12-Dec-14 20:39:07

I wouldn't do it

cestlavielife Fri 12-Dec-14 20:39:30

STick him sleeping in his buggy and take him with u.

juneybean Fri 12-Dec-14 20:39:30

In the real world its absolutely fine.

JaneFonda Fri 12-Dec-14 20:39:35

I would go.

HumblePieMonster Fri 12-Dec-14 20:39:47

No, do not do it. You don't leave your baby alone in the house.

Chottie Fri 12-Dec-14 20:39:55

No, it is not. The fact that you have posted on MN shows you have doubts about doing this.

Please don't, put your child first. Can't you and DH take turns?

cestlavielife Fri 12-Dec-14 20:39:58

Or invite the neighbours to you

museumum Fri 12-Dec-14 20:40:06

Video monitor? Small terrace or big house?

calzone Fri 12-Dec-14 20:40:23

Yes. Definitely. Do it.

arethereanyleftatall Fri 12-Dec-14 20:42:01


PatButchersLostEaring Fri 12-Dec-14 20:42:41

Not a Video and small flats ( same building). All the same the majority rule and I think taking turns it is.

wigglybeezer Fri 12-Dec-14 20:43:42

I did it once, I reckoned it wasn't any worse than sitting in the garden but I didn't make a habit of it.

WandaDoff Fri 12-Dec-14 20:43:50

I've done it, but I was literally the other side of the wall in a terraced house and could be back in seconds.

Do you think it would be ok?
How far away will you actually be?

coniferssilhouette Fri 12-Dec-14 20:45:13

I wouldn't, I agree with others about taking turns

ithoughtofitfirst Fri 12-Dec-14 20:46:12

Yeah I'm sure it would be fine but prob best to take turns.

LaurieMarlow Fri 12-Dec-14 20:46:41

No, I'm not an overly conscientious mum by any means but I would never leave a baby alone. What if there's a fire?

Get DH to haul his arse back home so you can relax and quaff wine together. Or else tag team.

Mrsmorton Fri 12-Dec-14 20:47:16

I'd do it.

specialsubject Fri 12-Dec-14 20:48:08

take turns or take child with you.

sorry, that's what you signed up to when you stopped the condoms!

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