to wonder why on the back of the madeline McGann 'incident' places like butlins still ofer a baby sitting service....
LowFatMilkshake · 02/07/2007 13:54
So parents can leave thier children in thier apartments and go out for the evening?!
I am only asking this because I have been watching the cinema thread about MM and this though cropped up.
we are staying at Butlins in Sept and I was told about this service by an aunt.
alicet · 02/07/2007 13:57
Whats wrong with wanting to use a babysitting service to look after your child? Haven't thought about whether I'd use it or not but there is obviously a market for it! Isn't it being a responsible parent to make sure your child is being looked after while you go out?
alicet · 02/07/2007 13:59
I think you have to leave it up to individual parents to make decisions about what they are happy with in this situation.
Why - are you saying it was the McCann's fault for leaving their daughter? Sure they think this every day but I know several people who have since admitted that they have either done the same or would have happily done the same in the past.
ArtichokeTagine · 02/07/2007 13:59
because the McCann's weren't using such a service so the "incident" has no bearing on whether it is safe.
because what happened was a 1 in a million tradgedy and you can't live in fear foreverything that might happen.
because you are more likely to lose your child in a playground accident at butlins than have it kidnapped...
LowFatMilkshake · 02/07/2007 14:01
Butlins 'babysitting' service is just staff walking round the camp accomodation responding to monitors wherre parents have infomraed them a child has been left alone.
Call me eccentric, but every child has a right to call out in the night and get responded to by thier parent, grandparent or someone else they know.....
LowFatMilkshake · 02/07/2007 14:11
Yes I did have this opinion before the case and I realise the likenesses are weak.
But I would still not go on a family holdiday to leave my children unattended. If it is late and they are tired and we are hungry we go home and one of us goes out to get dinner and eat in.
However, I did think the McCanns apartment was locked and the abducters broke in by forcing metal shutters - no key required.
LowFatMilkshake · 02/07/2007 14:14
And I would like to add that this thread does not mean I am not extremely sympathetic to the McCanns, or that in any way do I think they are to blam for what happened and I wish with all my heart that they find thier little girl alive and well.
I am just saying that thier case has highlighted concerns I have and that given what happened to the McCanns I am surprised that corporations like Butlins are still providing service which would encourage to parents to leave leave children unattended.
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