Rebecca Eckler has recently blogged about leaving her 10 week old baby to go on vacation to Mexico. Would you leave your baby so young to go on holiday? I'll lay my cards out now- I would never leave a baby so young to go on holiday- is it just me?
Well, I get not wanting to be apart from the baby for extended periods of time, especially due to the fact of how young the baby is. If the baby is bottle-feeding, and has a legitimate family member to watch after it with all need insurance information, just in case of an emergency, than I honestly don't see a problem. Of coarse, my opinion might vary if I knew a trip duration.
I totally get why they do not want to bring their infant child to Mexico. First off, the water is not clean, none of it, unless it is bottled water bought from a legitimate store. The dirty bathing water could give the child diarrhea, which in severe cases could lead to the child's death. Also, the drug Cartel and all of the fighting that's going on with them would cause me to become iffy on bringing an infant with me. Especially since the whole underground human trafficking started getting really big. I would be afraid they would take my child and make it a Cartel soldier, or a prostitute. Despite all of that, it all depends on location. I have heard about some of the really great areas, and then I have heard some bad stuff on the contrary. So, I would have to say I am on the fence with this one.
I would not leave my baby to go on vacation. I don't like to judge, but I think that is awful.
Small baby? No. I breastfed my children so it wasn't even a thought. At a certain age though mommy and daddy deserve a couple days child free! I think leaving a child by option for a vacation prior to 9 months shows a lack of thought for the child.
I breastfeed too which means I couldn't even if wanted to but even so I don't think I would leave a bottle fed baby that young. Though interestingly this is another less pointed out benefit of breastfeeding- you don't have the option to dump your baby and jet off on a holiday lol. Don't get me wrong though I would leave older children - like my two toddlers I would leave them with my parents for up to a week because I know they would have a better time there than I would on the holiday!
I most definitely would not leave my baby to go on vacation. That's just me though, my babies are now 1 and 3 and I can't go a day without seeing them!
Each to their own though, as long as no harm is being done to anyone then I don't have a problem with her making that choice.
I never left my baby to go on a vacation...it didn't enter my mind! I wanted them with me...was kind of jealous of their time. My now 15-year-old and eight-year-old sometimes leave me (Boy Scouts or sleep overs), and I only left them once in all these years for a little trip I took with my best friend over a weekend. I must add, though, I had to leave my oldest living child with friends when my oldest was in a hospital for cancer. My heart did not like it, but I had to. I was so overcome with emotion when my friends brought him to see me, and he, at a year of age, yelled, "Mama!"
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