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would you let your 9 year old, watch your 9 month old for 5 minutes so you could take a shower?

if he just sits with him and looks at books then the 9 month old will just sit right there. as long as the big kid is playing with him....

i needed minutes... i was kind of nervous, but i knew inside it would be ok. it was only 5 minutes... what would you do?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:45 PM on Dec. 10, 2010 in General Parenting

Answers (17)
  • Depends on the maturity level i suppose.. I would be a nervous wreck though. lol

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 1:47 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • I would. W/ some ground rules of course Mainly come get me if the baby does anything other than sit there like a lump, smile, play, or laugh.

    Answer by hibbingmom at 1:47 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Yes, I would have no issue with that, and probably did do that, since my oldest is 8 yrs older than my youngest.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 1:47 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • yes

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:48 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • I agree SuperrMommyy- I think it depends on the 9 year old.

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:48 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • I would if the 9 year old was responsible enough or I would just put baby in the crib for 5 minutes until I finished my shower.

    Answer by Aquarius80 at 1:49 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • YES:)

    Answer by khf22 at 1:51 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • I would as long as my 9-year old was trustworthy

    Answer by tarakenyon06 at 1:57 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • I've done that before, but I left the bathroom door open and would yell back and forth to make sure everything was ok.

    Answer by Jenaiko01 at 1:58 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Yes, 9 is plenty old enough to keep an eye on baby while you shower.

    Answer by mrsfitz05 at 2:00 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

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