Posted in Babies, Child Care, Travel
Dru

Question...would you feel comfortable leaving your 4 month old with a sitter (as well as with his 3 year old brother and a 4 year old friend) while vacationing in Cabo? I do have plans to have a sitter help me 3 days by the pool, as well as watch the kiddos one night when we eat at the hotel. I just don't feel good about leaving him at the hotel for hours when we head into the city for dinner. We're planning on bringing one of our Nest cameras for the room, but still. Being far away kinda scare me. Am I being dumb to think 4 months is just way too young? Teething baby attached for attention. šŸ™‚

  • Sara
    Jul 14, 2017

    Is the city dinner later in the trip? If it were me I'd first get comfortable with the sitter during the pool days and night at hotel dinner. If all went well and you were feeling really comfortable you could leave him when you headed into the city. If not though you could take him with you or have a backup reservation that was closer. If it's a new sitter that you didn't have time to get comfortable with over prior days I probably wouldn't feel super comfortable leaving a 4 month old while you were far.

  • Dru
    Jul 14, 2017

    Great points, @Sara! The city dinner is in Friday...so I'll have a few days to check out the sitter. I told my hubs that worst case I take him with us, but it's a 4$ place and kids might not really jive there.

  • Nikola
    Jul 14, 2017

    I would say follow your gut feeling. I personally would not want to leave my 4-month-old with a sitter I didn't know (and more importantly, he doesn't know). Especially, since our son was very uncomplicated at that age and we would have been able to bring him to dinner. Also, it would probably be easier if the kids were already in bed when you leave.

  • Dru
    Jul 14, 2017

    I hear ya, @Nikola. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Anne
    Jul 14, 2017

    I would feel okay about it if I had a Nest cam, and I would also talk to the concierge of the hotel and let them know I was planning to have a sitter in the room. That way, if there is a problem you can have them get security to go to the room immediately.

  • Dru
    Jul 14, 2017

    Good idea, @Anne!

  • Anonymous
    Jul 14, 2017

    While I'd be more likely to bring my 4mo along with me to dinner (they are so easy at that age!), I would feel comfortable leaving him with a sitter, especially with a Nest cam and older verbal siblings.

  • Lily šŸ’™
    Jul 16, 2017

    So cute

  • Reagan
    Aug 18, 2017

    I'm with Nikola. Follow your intuition. You'll have a more enjoyable vacation if you do what is comfortable for you.