Baby Monitor question

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  1. mmps108

    mmps108 Mouseketeer

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    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?
     
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  3. MrsMork

    MrsMork Proud Old Geezer

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    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.
     
  4. twinmom2

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    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.
     
  5. CapnJackGroupie

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    I agree...use Flounders Reef. They'll take good care of your baby. I doubt that the baby moniter would work. :flower3:
     
  6. bradk

    bradk She runs to get away from you.

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    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.
     
  7. MdmMim

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    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.
     
  8. LadyZolt

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    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.
     
  9. BellePrincessBelle

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    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.
     
  10. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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

    professorandmom <font color=green>I was on the beach without going

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    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
     
  12. daisy112878

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    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.
     
  13. Kimmielee

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    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.
     
  14. professorandmom

    professorandmom <font color=green>I was on the beach without going

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    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
     
  15. MrsMork

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    Agree with Barb. Personal attacks are really not needed. Thoughtful responses are always appreciated.:goodvibes
     
  16. Lisa loves Pooh

    Lisa loves Pooh DIS Veteran

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    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. :)
     
  17. yndygo

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    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! :)
     
  18. crissichef

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    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 !
     
  19. LadyZolt

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    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.
     
  20. tinkerone

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    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.
     
  21. yndygo

    yndygo Knee Deep in Pixie Dust

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    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:
     

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