New Mom Secrets: I Leave My Twin Babies Home Alone


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It's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets—we won't tell.

This Week's Secret:

"I leave my 5-month-old twins alone in the house while I drive my friend home. I'm only gone for five minutes and I know nothing will happen to them because they're sound asleep, and we live in a safe neighborhood." —anonymous


Do you think it's okay to leave your sleeping baby home alone for a few minutes?

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We all have secrets and opinions—so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation nonjudgmental!

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Orion... Orionsgirl

Honestly I think CafeMom needs to contact the authorities and turn "anonymous" in. I know you know who they are and if something happens to those babies it's on you!

meaga... meaganhtfld

This is really crazy! I agree with Orionsgirl. And shame on the mother or any mother that does this!

mbc324 mbc324

I have a 9 yr old, the only time he is home alone is when I run across the street to grab milk or something else I need. The friend can walk or sleep on the couch.

Creat... Creativemynds

First off I'd make my lazy ass friend walk home and if they got offended tell them tough shit!  Secondly, her friend should be appalled that she'd even consider leaving the children alone just to take her home.   If I can't hear him its too far away.



avpri... avpriddis

I couldn't vote here, not sure what I would put!  Because even if it's just down the road, I could not drive away from my kids.  But I do leave them when I run out to the mailbox which is down the road, and probably take as long  if I drove a friend 5 minutes home. 

Nadsann Nadsann

That's just absolutely nuts!! Five minutes is such a long time and so many things can happen during that time.  I have a 7 month old and even when I'm just going on my verandah for 2 mins he comes with me.  Babies don't know the danger around them and will get into any and everything.  You need to let you friend either walk home, wait until the babies are awake so you can take them with you or take a cab. 

Miche... Michelle0509

I can't believe that ANYONE would leave infants home alone, even for 5 minutes. You are incredibly irresponsible and should have child services called on you. God forbid anything happen to those innocent babies. If you need to drive your friend home, do it when the kids are awake if you don't want to wake them, or better yet, let your friend walk! Your kids should be top priority, not your friend's comfort.



Mommy... Mommyxtwo777

it pisses me off to see and hear about some of the things mothers and fathers do to avoid being inconvienced. I watched a man parked next to me at the mini mart, run in while i was going in, I finished my purchase and as i walked out the door i noticed a car seat in the backseat screaming all alone, I just wanted to punch him in the face (the guy not the infant lol) Its people like that who leave there babies to die in thier cars. I just don't get it. yea its a pain in the butt, but its better than the alternative. Don't leave your kids, for any reason unattended. Now does that mean you have to hover over them 24.7 no, but use common sense. Taking the baby mmonitor with you while your infant is asleep to sit on the porch is one thing, you can get to the baby within moments. Going to drop off a friend?!? um hello are you high?



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