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Supervising toddler on holiday

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Hermagsjesty Tue 29-Mar-16 14:57:54

I am away in Wales with my 2yo, 4yo, DH and MIL and FIL. It's a house they own. They also have a (big) dog.

waffilyversati1e Tue 29-Mar-16 15:01:30

I don't understand the question?

RNBrie Tue 29-Mar-16 15:01:54

What's the question here?

Summerisle1 Tue 29-Mar-16 15:03:47

YABU if you expect the dog to supervise the toddler.

Babymamamama Tue 29-Mar-16 15:04:33

Have a nice holiday.

Cornettoninja Tue 29-Mar-16 15:05:12

Yes the toddler will need supervising. You really should be doing that when you're not on holiday aswell.

fluffiphlox Tue 29-Mar-16 15:05:21

Is the dog called Nana?

Euphemia Tue 29-Mar-16 15:05:53

Yes, you must.

Summerisle1 Tue 29-Mar-16 15:06:05

Please let the dog be called Nana.

Hermagsjesty Tue 29-Mar-16 15:06:17

Posted too soon! Away with in laws and their dog. There isn't much furniture as its a house that they rent out but there is a non gated staircase. We're on the ground floor. I feel like our 2yo should be allowed to wander unsupervised or be left in a room unsupervised (in case he wanders). The others seem to think I am irrational/ over protective. AIBU? I accept I might... I'm not always my most relaxed around my in laws in general!

LazyDaysAndTuesdays Tue 29-Mar-16 15:06:41

hmm ok....

Euphemia Tue 29-Mar-16 15:07:12

Should or shouldn't be allowed to wander? confused

ZiggyPantaloons Tue 29-Mar-16 15:07:34

You are the parent. It's your job. If your DH is a useless arse, tackle him.
If your PILs have a big dog and you are staying for free in their house you need to make an arrangement you can all agree with.
So yes, YABU to post something nonsensical on AIBU.

Hermagsjesty Tue 29-Mar-16 15:07:39

Thanks for the very speedy replies - even without an actual question!

curren Tue 29-Mar-16 15:08:03

Eh you think your toddler should be able to wander about and people think that's over protective?

I would start again op wink

Summerisle1 Tue 29-Mar-16 15:08:59

2 year olds should be supervised, yes. But the same applies at home surely?

ZiggyPantaloons Tue 29-Mar-16 15:09:03

Sorry, my message posted before I saw your second one.

Do you mean "shouldn't be ... unsupervised'? I wouldn't have left either of my two unsupervised for much more than a pee at that age.

Hermagsjesty Tue 29-Mar-16 15:09:12

I meant I think he should not be allowed to wander... Sorry for stream of nonsense. Am a bit anxious and emotional.

StitchesInTime Tue 29-Mar-16 15:09:50

If you're worried about the stairs, why not get a stair gate?

I'm pretty sure you can get ones that don't need to be screwed into a wall.

curren Tue 29-Mar-16 15:11:08

Tbh if you are worried about the stairs, you should have brought a baby gate with you.

As for your dh, surely the same rules apply at home. Why is this an issue?

AdrenalineFudge Tue 29-Mar-16 15:11:36

You and Dh should supervise them regardless. Enjoy your break!

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Tue 29-Mar-16 15:11:40

He's 2, provided you keep an eye on him and don't leave him alone with the dog I don't see the problem.

If you want the house toddler proofed for your holiday, this is your responsibility not your IL's so pick up a stair Gate and anything else that you think you need and fit them yourself.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 29-Mar-16 15:12:50

Dog and ungated stairs? No wandering unsupervised. YANBU (as long as I understood what you are actually asking grin )

Topseyt Tue 29-Mar-16 15:13:12

Start again please. What are you trying to say?

Your posts are a bit incoherent. Of course your toddler should be supervised, or just allowed to play and roam where you can see him/her, especially with ungated stairs and a large dog.

StarlingMurmuration Tue 29-Mar-16 15:13:36

I think you should report this thread to MNHQ, ask for it to be deleted and start again. Or get it edited.

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