Would you leave your baby to go on vacation?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (10 posts)
  1. Meg Moon profile image82
    Meg Moonposted 5 years ago

    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?

    1. Psasbury profile image76
      Psasburyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. shea duane profile image60
      shea duaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I would not leave my baby to go on vacation. I don't like to judge, but I think that is awful.

  2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    No. bc  I usually breastfed when I have a baby

    1. Psasbury profile image76
      Psasburyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      See, exactly. I think ultimately in most cases, Momma is going to call the shots. lol

  3. Annsalo profile image85
    Annsaloposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Psasbury profile image76
      Psasburyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      When you put it like that, I also agree.

  4. Meg Moon profile image82
    Meg Moonposted 5 years ago

    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!

  5. acneprevention profile image60
    acnepreventionposted 5 years ago

    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.

  6. puregrace profile image66
    puregraceposted 5 years ago

    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!"


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)