Mum's concern for friend who leaves toddler in 'unsafe' circumstances
A mum has expressed concern for a pregnant friend who leaves her toddler "to her own devices."
The unnamed Mumsnet user said that her friend naps during the day and sets alarms for the school run.
During this time, she believes the woman's toddler is "potentially unsafe."
"Bit worried about a friend who is pregnant with her third. She has a 7-year-old and a 3-year-old.
"She's been going to bed in the day and setting an alarm to wake her up in time for the school run.
"However her 3-year-old is being left to her own devices during this time. Should I talk to her or am I being unreasonable in thinking this is potentially unsafe?"
Some users agreed with the mum and said that they believed this could unsafe for the toddler.
However, they also questioned how the mum knew this was happening.
One person wrote:
"What exactly are you going to say? How do you know this? Have you witnessed the child alone during the day while the mother was sleeping?"
"Maybe the child is going to sleep when she does. It could be nap time.
"You could maybe ask if there is anything you could do to help her."
The suggestion that the mum should help her friend was one that repeatedly appeared in the thread.
Many users were of the opinion that the parent in question may need an extra hand and that a friend should be the one to provide that.
However, some people just thought the mum should mind her own business.
"Your friend won't thankyou for implying she's a bad parent.
"It's really none of your business."