November 4th, 2008

8-pointed Star

Sanity Check Needed

I don't have children but I fear one of my friends is being overly protective of her son. He's the only child she's likely to have and I get that he's extremely important to her. That being given, I have a question. Just in case parenthood makes a difference, I have divided the question, the first set of answers is for parents, the second for non-parents.

Edited after the first two responses:
What I'm looking for is the age at which a normal, healthy child should no longer have a baby monitor turned on in his/her bedroom. If never is a choice, feel free to leave a comment. I'll tally those by hand, later.

Edited again:
Upon further reflection, the question I want answered is "By what age should a baby monitor be removed from a child's room because if it isn't I will think the parent is a nut."

Poll #1291613 Baby Monitor Querry

I am a parent and I think parents should use a baby monitor until:

the child is one year old
3(37.5%)
the child is two years old
4(50.0%)
the chlid is between three and four years old
1(12.5%)
the child is between five and six years odl
0(0.0%)
the child starts pre-school or kindergarten
0(0.0%)
the child is in 1st grade
0(0.0%)
the chlid is in 2nd grade
0(0.0%)
the child is somewhere between 3rd and 6th grade
0(0.0%)
sometime during Junior HIgh
0(0.0%)
sometime during High School
0(0.0%)

I am not a parent, however I think parents should use a baby monitor until:

the child is one year old
1(7.7%)
the child is two years old
6(46.2%)
the chlid is between three and four years old
6(46.2%)
the child is between five and six years odl
0(0.0%)
he child starts pre-school or kindergarten
0(0.0%)
the child is in 1st grade
0(0.0%)
the chlid is in 2nd grade
0(0.0%)
the child is somewhere between 3rd and 6th grade
0(0.0%)
sometime during Junior HIgh
0(0.0%)
sometime during High School
0(0.0%)