Originally Posted by rzberrymom
I mean no one I know sits around worrying about maid-snatching babies, surveillance cameras in B&B's that lead to baby theft, random intruders, fires, seizures, what if, what if what if. This legacy of fear you leave for your children is far more likely to cause harm than any of these ridiculously remote scenarios.
I highly recommend the books Culture of Fear and The 100 Most Dangerous Things in Everyday Life (the list may surprise you).
I would leave the baby in the room, and bring a baby monitor. It's true the babe might be more likely to wake in the room than at home, and you don't want her waking in unfamiliar surroundings without you around, and panicking.
But seizures, fires, baby-snatching... these are things I would not be concerned about while you enjoy one dinner to yourselves.