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mmps108
09-08-2007, 11:54 AM
Has anyone ever used a baby monitor to leave a sleeping baby in the room and go to dinner? Will a monitor stretch from from deck 5 to the restaurants?

MrsMork
09-08-2007, 12:02 PM
Use Flounders Reef. There are many staff that have keys to your room, I would not ever leave a young child there unattended, even if I could listen on a monitor. Think of this as a floating hotel, not as your home.

twinmom2
09-08-2007, 12:28 PM
not to scare you, but think of the missing girl in Portugal. Her parents left her in the hotel room while they ate dinner. When they returned she was gone:sad2: I would also recommend Flounders.

CapnJackGroupie
09-08-2007, 12:29 PM
I agree...use Flounders Reef. They'll take good care of your baby. I doubt that the baby moniter would work. :flower3:

bradk
09-08-2007, 12:32 PM
my first thought wouldn't even be others have access to the room, but assuming the baby monitor did work (and it very well may not, especially with all of the metal in the ship), isn't the point to make sure the baby's ok? if it turns out the baby isn't, i don't know if i could trust (1) hearing the baby monitor properly in the dining room and (2) getting back to the room in time. but perhaps i'm showing ignorance here.

MdmMim
09-08-2007, 01:36 PM
In the event of an (unlikely but possible) emergency, you could be required to go immediately to your muster station and not have access to your room. Your little one could be in danger.

I'd go with Flounders.

LadyZolt
09-08-2007, 01:37 PM
Has anyone ever used a baby monitor to leave a sleeping baby in the room and go to dinner? Will a monitor stretch from from deck 5 to the restaurants?

Are you serious? "leave a sleeping baby in the room and go to dinner"? :scared1:

You can always not take the baby on the cruise -- leave him/her with a relative and enjoy the cruise that way. Or, as other said, use Flounders. Or perhaps, if the baby is asleep when you pull into port, you can leave the sleeping baby in the car until you get back. Just hook the baby monitor into the cigarette lighter. (NOTE: That last suggestion is not to be taken seriously, for those who cannot recognize sarcasm.)

I have to admit that I'm stunned by the question. It makes me wish there was some sort of test you have to pass in order to procreate.

BellePrincessBelle
09-08-2007, 02:37 PM
I am yet again amazed at the people who can have children. WHY would you leave a sleeping child in the room and go to a restaurant. I hope you are not serious and just trying to get a rise out of people. If you are serious hopefully someone above is watching out for your child.

tvguy
09-08-2007, 02:41 PM
Has anyone ever used a baby monitor to leave a sleeping baby in the room and go to dinner? Will a monitor stretch from from deck 5 to the restaurants?

The is made of metal, so no, a baby monitor will not stretch much beyond the room.

professorandmom
09-08-2007, 03:04 PM
Whew, lots of firey comments! I feel so badly when people post one of the top ten "get DISers started" topics...new DISers have no idea what they get themselves into.

To answer the OP's question, I know people have used baby monitors to listen to next door rooms when connecting cabins were not available...but I believe even next door, the reception wasn't great.

Have a great trip
Barb

daisy112878
09-08-2007, 04:40 PM
Whew, lots of firey comments! I feel so badly when people post one of the top ten "get DISers started" topics...new DISers have no idea what they get themselves into.


Totally agree with you!

I doubt the monitors would work with the metal plus if an emergency comes up you would not be allowed to go back there. I would definitely just sign up for flounders during dinner time.

Kimmielee
09-08-2007, 04:46 PM
Has anyone ever used a baby monitor to leave a sleeping baby in the room and go to dinner? Will a monitor stretch from from deck 5 to the restaurants?

I can't even begin to fathom that a parent would consider such a thing! :scared1: If you ARE serious, please, use Flounders as others have suggested.

professorandmom
09-08-2007, 05:21 PM
Can't imagine that this was a joke. When my daughter was an infant my husband and I stayed in a bed and breakfast that provided baby monitors to allow parents to have dinner downstairs. Didn't seem weird at all. We were no further than my own home (course I know we weren't actually in our own home...don't go there, please). I suspect that many first time cruisers don't realize the size of the ship.

Barb

MrsMork
09-08-2007, 05:28 PM
Agree with Barb. Personal attacks are really not needed. Thoughtful responses are always appreciated.:goodvibes

Lisa loves Pooh
09-08-2007, 05:39 PM
Can't imagine that this was a joke. When my daughter was an infant my husband and I stayed in a bed and breakfast that provided baby monitors to allow parents to have dinner downstairs. Didn't seem weird at all. We were no further than my own home (course I know we weren't actually in our own home...don't go there, please). I suspect that many first time cruisers don't realize the size of the ship.

Barb

i don't know--a ship is sooooo not the same as a house which is the typical size of a b&b.


in any case--poor form to flame on the op like that.

OP--please use flounders. $6 an hour is a steal and for 1 week, you can have peaceful dinners for less than $100. :) (2*7*6) Even less if you are on a shorter cruise. :)

yndygo
09-08-2007, 06:06 PM
No flames from me - it's hard to know the size of the ship until you've been on it...
It's not like being 'downstairs' from the room... it's like being 3 houses over.

The monitor wouldn't work just simply due to the metal in the ship - but even if it did - there are a bunch of folks carrying around walkie-talkies (which sort of work in different areas of the ship - but are better for excursions) and they tend to work on the same frequencies, so you'd get conflict.

But the important points to remember are that you'd be too far away from the cabin if something went wrong even if the monitor did work... and there's the availability of Flounder's Reef to babysit for you - so take advantage of it.

Oh! and if you can swing it - get a cabin with a Verandah - so you have someplace to hang out for 'adult time' when you're in the cabin and the baby is sleeping! :)

crissichef
09-08-2007, 07:27 PM
I am very dissappointed that some fellow DISers would personally attack someone for asking a question..............because that's all that it was, a question. Maybe she did not know about flounders or the size of the ship !

LadyZolt
09-08-2007, 07:52 PM
I am very dissappointed that some fellow DISers would personally attack someone for asking a question..............because that's all that it was, a question. Maybe she did not know about flounders or the size of the ship !

I am very disappointed that any adults in today's society would ever think it proper to leave an infant unsupervised in the way that the OP mentioned. It is not the same as a house, bed and breakfast-type arrangement, or leaving adjoining room doors open, or sitting on a verandah. In all of those cases, the parent is within seconds of reaching the infant. That anyone thinks a cruise ship is so small as to have the dining areas be that close to their stateroom so that they could reach it in seconds is really stretching credulity. This person did post this online, which assumes that modern technology is something with which he/she is familiar. One only has to watch TV and see a single cruise ship commercial to realize how large modern cruise ships are. And even if one was talking about an older one, say the Titanic (sailed 1912), even it had 9 decks and was 882 feet long (the Wonder is 964 feet long), and Titanic was built nearly a century ago.

I maintain that I am stunned by the question in the first post, and if the OP doesn't realize the size of modern ships, the OP probably doesn't know enough to be offended by my original post.

tinkerone
09-08-2007, 08:13 PM
sorry, no offense to the op but....if i knew there was a child alone, never mind a baby, i would be the first to report it and i would hope anyone else who knew would be right behind me.
i'm not trying to put her down, i am trying to say there is to much that could go wrong and it is just like leaving a child alone in a car, lets say a van that has currtains drawn, while you just run into the grocery store to get some needed things. someone may not know whats in it but may want to check it out and see whats there. its a disney cruise but do you really want to see a report on 20/20 about what went wrong?
hell no!
have a great SAFE cruise, enjoy your dinners without any worry.

yndygo
09-08-2007, 10:06 PM
Okay, but guys? Attacking and insulting the OP isn't the way to go about it.

Seriously - when was the last time someone attacking YOU made you think "oh wow, I really ought to listen to that person's advice!"

And it only keeps someone from asking a question the next time... I mean, fear of 'looking stupid' is what keeps most people from asking important questions - and in the end, would you rather the OP ask - and avoid a potential crisis - or just 'try it and see what happens'?

There's no 'handbook on parenting' that tells us how to do everything right all the time - and I know I've made my own share of stupid mistakes, and I'm just lucky there were no consequences.

While I wouldn't leave my child in a cabin unattended, I can see the logic - I mean, 999 times out of 1000, a sleeping baby does just that... sleeps. And for centuries before baby monitors, they seemed to manage to do it just fine even when someone was in another part of the house where they couldn't hear them.

Then again, there's people on this board who think it's perfectly okay to leave the ship and leave their kids in the kids clubs - even though they know the pagers won't reach them off-board. Not something I could even contemplate... but I see why people do it - they trust that the child is in a safe environment.

It's one thing to say "no, don't do it" and another entirely to say "you're stupid or bad for even asking that" about the OP.

One is advice, the other is just disparaging someone who came here for advice.
:sad1:

LadyZolt
09-08-2007, 10:23 PM
It's one thing to say "no, don't do it" and another entirely to say "you're stupid or bad for even asking that" about the OP.



Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any posts where someone said "you're stupid" or "you're bad." The posts indicated that the idea of leaving a baby in those circumstances was unbelievable or inappropriate. As one person said, if one were to be aware of a child in a case like this, a prudent person would report it. The standard usually is "what a reasonable person would do in the same or similar circumstances." In my own post, I stated that it stretches credulity that someone in this day and age, planning a cruise, would even think this plan had merit. And the OP has posted only 9 posts, and has yet to return to this thread, so I cannot be the only one who is thinking something is up with the question in the first place.

MrsMork
09-09-2007, 12:34 AM
Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any posts where someone said "you're stupid" or "you're bad." The posts indicated that the idea of leaving a baby in those circumstances was unbelievable or inappropriate. As one person said, if one were to be aware of a child in a case like this, a prudent person would report it. The standard usually is "what a reasonable person would do in the same or similar circumstances." In my own post, I stated that it stretches credulity that someone in this day and age, planning a cruise, would even think this plan had merit. And the OP has posted only 9 posts, and has yet to return to this thread, so I cannot be the only one who is thinking something is up with the question in the first place.

What you wrote was: It makes me wish there was some sort of test you have to pass in order to procreate.
It seems that several of us reasonable and prudent people took that to mean you thought she was too stupid to have children. Evidently we misread your comment.

wwwosie
09-09-2007, 02:16 AM
not to scare you, but think of the missing girl in Portugal. Her parents left her in the hotel room while they ate dinner. When they returned she was gone:sad2: I would also recommend Flounders.

Did you read the latest report on this? Interesting twist...

wwwosie
09-09-2007, 02:25 AM
I am very disappointed that any adults in today's society would ever think it proper to leave an infant unsupervised in the way that the OP mentioned. It is not the same as a house, bed and breakfast-type arrangement, or leaving adjoining room doors open, or sitting on a verandah. In all of those cases, the parent is within seconds of reaching the infant. That anyone thinks a cruise ship is so small as to have the dining areas be that close to their stateroom so that they could reach it in seconds is really stretching credulity. This person did post this online, which assumes that modern technology is something with which he/she is familiar. One only has to watch TV and see a single cruise ship commercial to realize how large modern cruise ships are. And even if one was talking about an older one, say the Titanic (sailed 1912), even it had 9 decks and was 882 feet long (the Wonder is 964 feet long), and Titanic was built nearly a century ago.

I maintain that I am stunned by the question in the first post, and if the OP doesn't realize the size of modern ships, the OP probably doesn't know enough to be offended by my original post.

Even if you have seen movies like Titanic or commercials for RCL it is hard to visualize how big a ship is until you see one up close. The first time I stepped on board a ship, I was amazed about the size of it, it was beyond what I could have imagined from looking at pictures. It is also not fair or polite for anyone of us here to flame people for asking a simple question.

Sometimes asking a question helps to make you think things through or gives you information that didn't know existed. If everyone, in any situation who asked a question, got flamed, no one would learn and grow.

To the OP: please keep asking questions, most of the gang that hangs around here is extremely helpful and friendly...

:grouphug:

Kissey
09-09-2007, 03:42 AM
On our first cruise we borrowed a stroller from guest services. I remember one night the baby slept in the stroller, parked at our table. It was nice.

bradk
09-09-2007, 05:34 AM
It seems that several of us reasonable and prudent people took that to mean you thought she was too stupid to have children. Evidently we misread your comment.

while i haven't attacked the OP and just gave what i thought was a viable response which was repeated over and over, i'm proud to say i'm not reasonable nor prudent as the first thing i thought of when i read that comment was the episode of Dinosaurs where the Sinclairs lost their parenting license

http://www.tv.com/dinosaurs/license-to-parent/episode/62909/summary.html?tag=ep_list;ep_title;7

JsMom2
09-09-2007, 05:37 AM
As a parent, and an experienced cruiser, my first thought was "oh my no!" And my second was that the OP has probably never cruised before, and may not even currently have a child.

I can easily understand why someone who hasn't yet experienced that panicky "is the baby okay?" feeling that all new parents have, and who has never cruised before would ask the OP's question.

I have already reported the first rude post, so the thread may be closed soon.

The stroller ideas sounds awesome.:thumbsup2

Also, if you haven't been on a Disney Cruise before, the guests and staff are all very understanding. Here's what I'd suggest:

If you need to take the baby to dinner some nights, you can eat at Topsiders buffet - which gives you more control over the tempo of the meal. Or take the baby to the dining room in a stroller or baby carrier etc. If he/she becomes fussy, ask the headwaiter to assist you in taking your meal back to the stateroom.

Definitely get a Flounders reservation so you can enjoy a Palo dinner one night though!

But at the end of the day, there are lots of dining options. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful cruise!

MarkRG
09-09-2007, 08:56 AM
No, no attacks on the original poster from us either, but, I'm just as stunned by the question as others, and I too would be very proactive in reporting anyone who had left a child unable to take care of themselves unsupervised in a cabin while they went off to some other activity onboard.

I think there are serious gaps in the skills that have been in the past been passed down from parents to their grown children, things they don't teach in school involving home life and the raising of kids that a lot of people nowadays just arn't aware of. :(

But remember to play nice people. Healthy discussion is still acceptible, as long as it stays that way.

tinkerone
09-09-2007, 09:14 AM
i have just reread all the replies to this thread. i do not see anything that has been said that is really all that bad so why would this thread be shut down?:confused3 no one has said anything near as bad as i have seen on say the smoking thread, and my personal fav, the tipping thread.
i think most people just want to say 'take a step back and look at the whole picture'. while i as well wonder about people going to port and leaving the kids behind, these children are not left alone. they are completely supervised. no where near the same.
i don't think the op should be 'flamed' but i also do not see this happening. its a good questions and she/he has had some good answers. lets keep debate alive.:cheer2:

and just to make it very clear. i still would report a child left alone and horray to anyone else who would do the same. it is dangerous to the child and no how you look at it it is child abuse. if you want to be angry at me for saying this, so be it. just my thought.:rolleyes:

JsMom2
09-09-2007, 10:26 AM
i have just reread all the replies to this thread. i do not see anything that has been said that is really all that bad so why would this thread be shut down?:confused3


I would say that 99% of the replies were appropriate. But I was extremely offended by the poster who became sarcastic and just downright mean.

I believe the OP has the answer they were seeking. So I just figured that if there were anymore rude comments, that the thread would be closed (since the original question has been answered.)

To the OP: I for one am very glad you asked the question. Parenting is quite a challenge, and it is a continual learning process. Keep asking the questions you need to, so that you can keep your child safe:thumbsup2

MrsMork
09-09-2007, 10:42 AM
As to leaving a child on board during port stops: I just watched The Dos and Donts of Cruising on the Travel Channel last night. While talking about the Disney ships in particular, they said DO leave the children in the clubs or Flounders while you go ashore. The Disney representative then talked about how safe that is. Still there are some parents that are not comfortable doing that, but some who are, but Disney certainly seemed to think they would be able to take very good care of the children.

LadyZolt
09-09-2007, 11:41 AM
I can see where my comments have upset people, and that was never my intention. Perhaps I've seen one too many episodes of "Cops," where people just do unbelievable things with their children (like passing out high or drunk and the toddler injests the remains of the beer or drugs), and hearing one too many stories from my DH, who is an RN in a emergency room. I was flabbergasted by the question, the OP had only posted 9 posts and it seemed to me designed to be asking for a comment.

If the OP is sincere, I apologize for my sarcasm and advise that you check out Flounders for your baby.

To the rest of the board: I am sorry for causing this problem. I do enjoy these boards and believe most people are asking honest questions, so I will err on the side of caution in the future.

-LadyZolt

tinkerone
09-09-2007, 12:30 PM
I can see where my comments have upset people, and that was never my intention. Perhaps I've seen one too many episodes of "Cops," where people just do unbelievable things with their children (like passing out high or drunk and the toddler injests the remains of the beer or drugs), and hearing one too many stories from my DH, who is an RN in a emergency room. I was flabbergasted by the question, the OP had only posted 9 posts and it seemed to me designed to be asking for a comment.

If the OP is sincere, I apologize for my sarcasm and advise that you check out Flounders for your baby.

To the rest of the board: I am sorry for causing this problem. I do enjoy these boards and believe most people are asking honest questions, so I will err on the side of caution in the future.

-LadyZolt


sorry, but i do not see that you have said anything that would be considered 'bad'. you cracked a joke, so what. i often see others cracking jokes. you said you were stuned at the question, me to and if others say they are not then maybe they are not being truthful. some may not find the question 'odd' but i think the majority do. doesn't mean that the poster was wrong for posting it. i have seen stranger questions and better to err on the side of caution. i'm glad they did ask. now maybe they will see what they should or should not do. we should not judge them for their question just as they should not judge us for our response.
i have seen inappropriate responses to threads. these are not inappropriate in any way. no one is telling anyone what to do, just do what your comfortable with. i said i do not understand leaving your child on the ship. thats my thought. if i'm in a foreignh country i do not want to leave my child alone in case of emergency. yes, disney is a great safe place and i have no doubt they are very capable but what if? now do i think people who leave their children on the ship are wrong. nope! it is their comfort level and they are leaving the child in good hands. i just know that for me, if something were to go wrong, say the child needed medical care or god forbid went missing, i could never forgive myself. i don't leave my child at home with someone i just met so i certainly will not do that on foreign soil. again MY THOUGHTS. whats right for me may not be whats right for you and i do not judge.:flower3:

JsMom2
09-09-2007, 12:33 PM
I can see where my comments have upset people, and that was never my intention. Perhaps I've seen one too many episodes of "Cops," where people just do unbelievable things with their children (like passing out high or drunk and the toddler injests the remains of the beer or drugs), and hearing one too many stories from my DH, who is an RN in a emergency room. I was flabbergasted by the question, the OP had only posted 9 posts and it seemed to me designed to be asking for a comment.

If the OP is sincere, I apologize for my sarcasm and advise that you check out Flounders for your baby.

To the rest of the board: I am sorry for causing this problem. I do enjoy these boards and believe most people are asking honest questions, so I will err on the side of caution in the future.

-LadyZolt

:thumbsup2

Skuba2
09-10-2007, 04:24 PM
I am not sure if anyone actually answered the questions of whether monitors work or not. Putting aside the fact that leaving a sleeping baby alone in a room while you ate dinner isn't the smartest thing to do. I know for a fact that a baby monitor will not have the range, power or ability to reach very far.

We took a nanny on a carnival cruise once. She slept with my two daughters in a room a few doors down. We brought a monitor to be able to hear them at night if they needed anything (the nanny and kids that is) so they wouldn't have to ring. My dh never wakes with the monitor---I do of course. Anyway, it wasn't reliable enough even a few doors down---although we did manage to hear that one had thrown up the last night of the cruise. So, it did help then.

You can, however, bring a stroller into the dining rooms and use flounder for Palo. The baby can sleep in the stroller. Sometimes, the hum of the dining room is enough to just put them to sleep.

Unfortunately, planning a trip with a baby along includes planning to make sacrifices. If they are old enough and you have the option, leaving them with a grandparent may be worth it. We left each of my "babies" at around 7 months with my parents to enjoy a trip with the older kids--we have 3 kids. The older ones enjoyed the "baby free" time and my youngest got some serious spoiling from nana and papa. They won't remember anything about the trip if they are very young and your vacation can be enjoyed without making sacrifices.

Good Luck!

DG

mmps108
09-10-2007, 05:30 PM
First, thank you to all for your concern and comments.
I had NO idea that this post would cause such a stir!

I don't have kids, my BF is going on the Magic in January with her DH, DD (7 months) and in-laws at the same time we'll be on the Wonder with my family.

She and I were sitting around on Saturday chatting about the cruise and talking about dining times.
We were debating the merits of early dining vs late dining with the 7 month old.
Any thoughts from you all on what works best?

She knows all about Flounder's Nursery and she is a very good mother who would never do anything to put her baby in danger so hold off on calling DCFS for now. She knows that she can only reserve the Nursery for 10 hours pre-boarding and wondered what others did. And that is where the question came up about the baby monitor.

Honestly I had no idea this would be such a hot topic. I'm new to the Dis Boards and I'll think twice about posting questions that might cause such a reaction in the future.

professorandmom
09-10-2007, 06:09 PM
Honestly I had no idea this would be such a hot topic. I'm new to the Dis Boards and I'll think twice about posting questions that might cause such a reaction in the future.

Please - as with any diverse group of people, there are very strongly expressed opinions sometimes....we are a very nice bunch overall!

I have a sister who is a Stay at home mom who homebirths and homeschools. We can't have conversations about almost anything kid related. It is just to hot for her....

By the way, if you'd like to know the hottest topics, you can also start a thread talking about
smoking
saving chairs at the pools
wearing t-shirts on formal night
leaving children on the ship when going into port
allowing sick children to wander the ship
skipping the lifeboat drill
whether or not passports are needed
all topics these BURST Into flames

Hope your BF has a wonderful, magical time!
Thanks for being part of the DIS family, warts and all
Barb

tinkerone
09-10-2007, 07:38 PM
First, thank you to all for your concern and comments.
I had NO idea that this post would cause such a stir!

I don't have kids, my BF is going on the Magic in January with her DH, DD (7 months) and in-laws at the same time we'll be on the Wonder with my family.

She and I were sitting around on Saturday chatting about the cruise and talking about dining times.
We were debating the merits of early dining vs late dining with the 7 month old.
Any thoughts from you all on what works best?

She knows all about Flounder's Nursery and she is a very good mother who would never do anything to put her baby in danger so hold off on calling DCFS for now. She knows that she can only reserve the Nursery for 10 hours pre-boarding and wondered what others did. And that is where the question came up about the baby monitor.

Honestly I had no idea this would be such a hot topic. I'm new to the Dis Boards and I'll think twice about posting questions that might cause such a reaction in the future.


I WOULD NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR QUESTION CAUSING A STIR. I HAVE SEEN THE SIMPLEST QUESTION BECOME A HOT TOPIC. TO BE HONEST, THAT IS PART OF THE REASON I READ THESE POSTS. I FIND THEM VERRY AMUSSING AT TIMES AND YOU WILL TO. NEVER BE AFRAID TO ASK WHATS ON YOUR MIND AND NEVER BE AFRAID OF THE ANSWERS YOU GET. ALSO NEVER BE AFRAID TO SPEAK UP ON SOMEONE ELSES THREAD. THATS WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT THE DIS. YOU GET YOUR ANSWER AND THEN SOME.:rotfl2:
ALL IN ALL I HAVE FOUND DISERS TO BE A GREAT BUNCH. HAVE A GREAT TIME ON YOUR CRUISE.:flower3:

yndygo
09-10-2007, 09:45 PM
I can see where my comments have upset people, and that was never my intention. Perhaps I've seen one too many episodes of "Cops," where people just do unbelievable things with their children (like passing out high or drunk and the toddler injests the remains of the beer or drugs), and hearing one too many stories from my DH, who is an RN in a emergency room. I was flabbergasted by the question, the OP had only posted 9 posts and it seemed to me designed to be asking for a comment.

If the OP is sincere, I apologize for my sarcasm and advise that you check out Flounders for your baby.

To the rest of the board: I am sorry for causing this problem. I do enjoy these boards and believe most people are asking honest questions, so I will err on the side of caution in the future.

-LadyZolt

I don't think you caused a problem... I think it's natural for any parent to be reactionary when it comes to anything that might endanger a child.

And I try hard not to read the news reports about child abuse/death because it just makes my blood boil... so if you get exposed to it from the ER-side, bless you for being so calm about it!

First, thank you to all for your concern and comments.
I had NO idea that this post would cause such a stir!

I don't have kids, my BF is going on the Magic in January with her DH, DD (7 months) and in-laws at the same time we'll be on the Wonder with my family.

She and I were sitting around on Saturday chatting about the cruise and talking about dining times.
We were debating the merits of early dining vs late dining with the 7 month old.
Any thoughts from you all on what works best?

She knows all about Flounder's Nursery and she is a very good mother who would never do anything to put her baby in danger so hold off on calling DCFS for now. She knows that she can only reserve the Nursery for 10 hours pre-boarding and wondered what others did. And that is where the question came up about the baby monitor.

Honestly I had no idea this would be such a hot topic. I'm new to the Dis Boards and I'll think twice about posting questions that might cause such a reaction in the future.

You know - with the Internet (let alone this board) it's hard to know in advance what will cause a stir and what won't!

But since most people here (not all!) are parents, it's always a safe bet that things will get heated over parenting stuff!

Hope you enjoy your cruise - and that you keep hanging around the boards... there's a lot of great advice here and a lot of great people - even if we all lose our cool sometimes (I know I'm guilty of doing it!!!) it's still a great group!

atinkerbellmom
09-11-2007, 01:14 AM
By the way, if you'd like to know the hottest topics, you can also start a thread talking about
smoking
saving chairs at the pools
wearing t-shirts on formal night
leaving children on the ship when going into port
allowing sick children to wander the ship
skipping the lifeboat drill
whether or not passports are needed
all topics these BURST Into flames
Barb
CAN I GET AN AMEN......... (Maybe I should not say this, it may not be PC).
I did not know this at first. Should place a :scared1: on those subjects. Maybe we should place those topics in that little blurp you have to read when joining the DIS.....
:rotfl: :lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao: :rotfl:

To the original poster, welcome to the DIS and do not be afraid to ask a question. Even though my first reaction was:scared1: ; the reason I am just now posting. Even though that was my reaction and I did not post for the fear of responding the wrong way, I want to say, your question did not bother me as much as the questions that come up from 1st timers that are answered in the FAQs. So thanks for posting. Do tell your DBF, that once the baby is 3, the cruise will be seen in a whole new way for her.:hippie:

yndygo
09-11-2007, 02:05 AM
CAN I GET AN AMEN......... (Maybe I should not say this, it may not be PC).
I did not know this at first. Should place a :scared1: on those subjects. Maybe we should place those topics in that little blurp you have to read when joining the DIS.....
:rotfl: :lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao: :rotfl:
:

looks around carefully... but but but... they left off tipping, what-to-wear, and where-the-ship-is-going!
Surely those need the :scared1: :scared1: too!!
:rotfl:

JsMom2
09-11-2007, 02:15 AM
looks around carefully... but but but... they left off tipping, what-to-wear, and where-the-ship-is-going!
Surely those need the :scared1: :scared1: too!!
:rotfl:

And of course, whether or not kids should have sign out privileges in the clubs. :tiptoe:

Skuba2
09-11-2007, 06:19 AM
This was a tame thread as far as I can see. A good debate is always welcomed and beneficial as long as there are no personal attacks or name calling.

Just a side note, I do leave my children in the clubs while I am on an excursion. They are so grateful I do because they hate some of the tours. Hold on to your keyboards, I did leave my then 12 year old daughter in our cabin (cat 1) on Castaway Cay while we went on to the island. We each had a walkie talkie and yes it reaches. She was feeling sort of that teenage blues and just wanted to chill out with some TV and be by herself. She did fine and we called eachother every half hour or so. Lets see what post that draws. LOL! Just so you know, she has no sign in/out privileges and she isn't just let go on the ship. She is a rule follower and a shy, quiet girl that needed to de-sensitize. I would never let my second, hyper child do it even if she was older. You gotta know your kids

DG

eva
09-11-2007, 07:02 AM
And of course, whether or not kids should have sign out privileges in the clubs. :tiptoe:

Oh, and whether to bring an iron on board. ;)

MSWint
09-11-2007, 07:23 AM
By the way, if you'd like to know the hottest topics, you can also start a thread talking about
smoking
saving chairs at the pools
wearing t-shirts on formal night
leaving children on the ship when going into port
allowing sick children to wander the ship
skipping the lifeboat drill
whether or not passports are needed
all topics these BURST Into flames


... don't forget "taking your kids out of school"

professorandmom
09-11-2007, 11:59 AM
humorously, I once started a thread listing the top ten flame producers and the thread was immediatly shut down and I received a kind reminder of forum decorum
oops, I probably shouldn't have said that....
Barb