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I never take my toddler outside to play

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
Am I a bad mommy? He's 2. I just don't know if this is a huge deal, Im still learning.
Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 25, 2014 at 7:17 PM
Replies (11-20):
drowningmama
by vendetta on Jun. 25, 2014 at 7:21 PM
I took my kids outside all the time when they were little.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 25, 2014 at 7:21 PM
Because I usually don't get home till 8 and we live in a bad'ish part of town :(

Quoting cadditalbrat: Why don't you play outside with him?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jun. 25, 2014 at 7:21 PM
Honestly, I would find a new daycare. That would be a dealer breaker for me.
*Coming from someone who has worked in childcare for many years and a degree in Early Childhood Education

Quoting Anonymous: Ughh :( I feel so crappy. The daycare doesn't take them outside because of bee allergies and I don't get home till 8 :(

Quoting Texor:

Yes!  kids need sun and fresh air and room to run and climb!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jun. 25, 2014 at 7:22 PM
The weekends at least then!

Quoting Anonymous: Because I usually don't get home till 8 and we live in a bad'ish part of town :(

Quoting cadditalbrat: Why don't you play outside with him?
karaklett
by on Jun. 25, 2014 at 7:22 PM
I usually don't because it's too hot.
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big.city.mama
by Bronze Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 7:22 PM
Kids sleep much better after a day of play outside in the fresh air and sun!
cadditalbrat
by Gold Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 7:22 PM
Where is he while your at work? Kids need to play outside its good for them

Quoting Anonymous: Because I usually don't get home till 8 and we live in a bad'ish part of town :(

Quoting cadditalbrat: Why don't you play outside with him?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jun. 25, 2014 at 7:23 PM

its no big deal. my daughter is 19 months old. I never take her outside either. its hot as heck here right now anyways. too hot to go out and play. I will take her down to the pool once or twice a week. but that about it. its hard to take her out because she doesn't want to play, she just wants to run. it gets old after a few minutes. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 25, 2014 at 7:23 PM
He left before he was born :/

Quoting cadditalbrat: Where is he while your at work? Kids need to play outside its good for them

Quoting Anonymous: Because I usually don't get home till 8 and we live in a bad'ish part of town :(

Quoting cadditalbrat: Why don't you play outside with him?
jennfin
by Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I was similar to you when my son was small. He's almost 7 now. We went on excursions but I never took him out in our yard. I have cerebral palsy and my balance is not good on uneven surfaces. We did have outdoor time but that was when my husband came home from work.

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