Originally Posted by LoveOhm
I think it depends on the situation. I have my entire home professionally childproofed and really made an effort for my home to not just be childproofed but child friendly.... a "no fault" zone where a toddler can freely explore.
While I am OK with my dd exploring, if I were sleep I would want her to explore in the same room with me!
Originally Posted by rachelsmama
Depends on the kid, the home, and the type of sleep. There's a difference between dead to the world from exhaustion, and catching a quick nap, or between passed out drunk and dozing a few more minutes before getting out of bed.
ITA with both. I have a chronic illness. There have been many times when I have been physically/medically incapable of leaving my bed, stuck in an illness induced sleep state for an entire day. I kept a mini fridge next to my bed with snackable finger foods for kiddo, bolted the furniture to the walls, covered outlets, installed a kid proof lock on the bedroom door, etc. for my DD to play on & around my bed. I also made a point of calling my neighbors when this happened so that they could come check on us in their free time JIC.
My daughter is 6 now & we continue in this way today. This past week I was in the ER for pneumonia with fractured rib. She brought my meals to me & sat with me off & on between playing in her own room. I keep a store of organic frozen dinners for her to heat up easily/safely for times like this.
It might not be the perfect ideal, but we each only do our best.
If parents of multiples (with or without other siblings) never let themselves rest while their kids were awake if that happens to be when they need rest most, it could be even more dangerous in the long run. Exhaustion is not your friend when you're driving, for example.
There's a difference between setting the environment up to reduce the risks vs. neglecting one's child.