A new mum has left the internet divided after admitting to leaving her 11-month-old daughter alone in a hotel room so she and her partner could enjoy a meal out together.
“My husband and I put our daughter carefully in her deep-sided travel cot, flipped the switch on the video monitor and tiptoed out of our hotel room to dinner,” Frequent Crier wrote in a post for The Telegraph earlier this month.
“We ate, we drank and we were back in the room, brushing our teeth and undressing with the stealth of ninjas, by 10pm,” she continued, adding, “It was only the next day that I realised I may have made a serious error of judgment. Casually describing the previous night to our friends, I was met with concerned looks.”
On one side of the argument were parents who say leaving babies unsupervised could lead to fits of crying, visits from unvetted hotel staff and at its worst, a Madeleine McCann-type event.