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Leaving the house whilst the baby is asleep.

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Plateofcrumbs Mon 15-Feb-16 20:46:08

Which (if any) of these are reasonable reasons to leave the confines of your house whilst you are home alone and the baby is napping in their cot?

1) quickly putting the bins out at end of (short) front garden, not carrying baby monitor.

2) Gardening in largish back garden, carrying baby monitor although it occasional goes out of range for short periods (1 minute or so)

3) Sitting on patio with a glass of wine in the evening, with monitor

4) Rescuing your cat from front garden of neighbour 4 doors down (away from house for 2 mins, carrying monitor still in range)

5) Collecting a parcel from neighbour 2 doors down (out of house for 2 mins, no monitor).

6) clearing up a bin bag full of nappies that has been ripped apart by a fox and is scattered across street in front of your house (out for 5 mins, monitor in range).

I have done some of these, DH has done others. Are we U?

Funandgamesandfun Mon 15-Feb-16 20:47:14

All are treasonable to me

Plateofcrumbs Mon 15-Feb-16 20:47:55


Nanny0gg Mon 15-Feb-16 20:48:13

Can't see a problem with any of them.

RavioliOnToast Mon 15-Feb-16 20:48:23

All are reasonable to me also. Just ensure that the door either can't lock while you're out or make sure you have a key. But yes, very reasonable

Terribleknitter Mon 15-Feb-16 20:48:26

Done all apart from 4 because we don't have a cat smile but that's also reasonable to me.

BloodyPlantagenets Mon 15-Feb-16 20:48:50

They're all fine. Who has suggested otherwise? Tell them to mtob.

NeedACleverNN Mon 15-Feb-16 20:49:00

I would do all of them no worries.

Mooey89 Mon 15-Feb-16 20:49:01

All of the above.
Does your monitor really stay in range 4 houses away though?

OhShutUpThomas Mon 15-Feb-16 20:49:03

DH and I play tennis outside with monitor. For ages sometimes.
And I quite often do the gardening in summer.


Ebb Mon 15-Feb-16 20:49:10

Treasonable grin

I think they're all fine. People need to learn to trust their own judgement and use a bit of common sense.

cheapandcheerful Mon 15-Feb-16 20:49:12

I think they all sound fine, especially when you have the monitor in range. I do remember my dm freaking me out a bit when dd1 was little by pointing out that you can't hear flames on a baby monitor. I was a bit more paranoid after that!

hownottofuckup Mon 15-Feb-16 20:49:23

All part and parcel of normal life I'd have thought.

AllOutOfNaiceHam Mon 15-Feb-16 20:49:26

Sounds fine.

Imnotaslimjim Mon 15-Feb-16 20:49:38

All totally reasonable to me. If baby is asleep and you can rely on them to stay asleep, I wouldn't have a problem with any of those

HoneyDragon Mon 15-Feb-16 20:49:43

Yes treasonable. The Queen is very pissed off at you for hoe you and dh treat your pfb.


strawberrie Mon 15-Feb-16 20:49:44

I'd say all of those are perfectly fine, as long as you are taking a moment for a sense check, ie 100% certain you are carrying your keys and a mobile in case of some random unforeseen event 😄

HoneyDragon Mon 15-Feb-16 20:49:53


jadorecakesnbiscuits Mon 15-Feb-16 20:50:19

Brace yourselves

BeverlyGoldberg Mon 15-Feb-16 20:51:09

1-4 totally fine and normal. 5-6 I would prob wait until DH was home but I wouldn't say they were unreasonable.

stubbornstains Mon 15-Feb-16 20:51:26

I would do everything apart from possibly 4), and thanks for reminding me to put the bins out tonight! grin.

Sometimes circumstances dictate; for example, I don't have a drive or garage, so my car is parked on the street about 15- 30 metres away, and when I was a single mum I'd go out at night to unload the shopping from it.

However, I'd never have entered another building- that was outside my psychological "safety zone"- tempted as I was to attend a yoga class in the church hall directly opposite my old house.

BestZebbie Mon 15-Feb-16 20:51:41

I'd put these alongside 'fetching something from the car which is parked on the drive', which imo is fine (provided as people say, you can't accidentally get locked out).

PunkrockerGirl Mon 15-Feb-16 20:51:55

Sounds fine to me.

Coconutty Mon 15-Feb-16 20:53:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NeedACleverNN Mon 15-Feb-16 20:53:10

I once went to a bbq across the road and have a couple of drinks whilst my baby was asleep. The monitor worked that far

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