Do you leave LO unsupervised anywhere other than their crib?
I told SIL I let DS watch TV alone while I shower and she just about flipped out.
Now before I get flamed, he is in a baby proof room, no access to anywhere else besides that room and my bedroom with the master bathroom where I am at, which is also baby proofed.
I try to shower and get ready when he naps, but sometimes he decides he doesn?t need his nap, so I will put the TV on, give him a few toys, leave the bathroom door open (we have glass shower doors) and take a quick 5-10 minute shower. DS will usually stay in my room and keep an eye on me while he plays with his toys in my room, but as I am getting ready (20 minutes max if I put on make-up and do my hair) he usually leaves to watch TV.
(He only watches about 30 minutes total a day?otherwise I would never be able to shower or change his diapers. He has to be distracted during diaper changes otherwise there is a lot of screaming and flinging himself around, unfastened dirty diaper included)
Anyway, he goes back and forth every few minutes to make sure I am still there, and I go and check on him every few minutes. The rooms are literally connected, so I am never more than a few feet away.
So, tell the truth?does this make me a bad parent? Do you ever leave LO alone?