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Sarah - posted on 05/08/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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This is a bit of a difficult one but my neighbour has a 6 month old that I have never seen out the house. I work at home and see everyone coming and going but her and the baby. I've heard the child twice in that time she may just be a very quiet baby but should I be worried about the lack of noise and the lack of seeing the baby?
Just looking for some friendly advice if I should do anything?

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Michelle - posted on 05/10/2013

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Well Sarah, I actually know all my neighbours so your comment is unfounded. I was saying I would feel strange if my neighbour (if I didn't know them) came over and said that she noticed I hadn't left the house. To me it would feel like I had been watched.

It just goes to show that we should all make the effort to get to know our neighbours.

Evangelyna - posted on 05/08/2013

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Some people are homebodies, who don't go out often. It's not a sign of child abuse or something wrong to not hear your neighbours kid or see them. If the baby was screaming often or you had actual cause to suspect something was wrong I would advise you to do something but from what you described I don't see any reason for concern. I definitely wouldn't approach them though, I would be extremely creeped out if I had a neighbour tell me they were constantly watching my house.

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CHRISTINE - posted on 05/10/2013

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hey , i would even be a lovley neighbour, and go intoduce your self , buy something for the lil one and make that as ice breaker, or even invite them for dinner or somthing. because i know without my neighbour i would be in more of a mess right now in my life.
i wish that we should all no our naboughs that dosnt mean we have to live in there back pocket,
but no if anytime we can ask them a smiple question or to say hello makes the world to some people,

Sarah - posted on 05/10/2013

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Well I went against your advice an approached her anyway asking if everything was ok...turns out she's been really struggling with the child as her husband has been away a lot and she didn't feel confident going out on her own without anyone else. Ive been round everyday since and have got together a group of mums to come out with us for lunch so she has other people to talk to.

Would like to thank you for your more than useless advice!! next time you wanna accuse someone of being nosy think about what could actually be going on behind closed doors and reasons behind someones behaviour. And michelle saying its none of my business I feel sorry for anyone near you who may be in need of help and just cant say it, coz clearly your all about yourself and couldn't give a rats arse about being there for anyone else!!!!!!

Michelle - posted on 05/08/2013

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I agree with Evangelya, I would be very concerned if a neighbour came over and said that they had noticed I didn't leave the house. It's really none of your business.

You live your life the way you want and let them live theirs.

Sarah - posted on 05/08/2013

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That's the thing I AM by the window all day everyday! I work next to the window from 8:30 till 6:30 if someone had left that house I'd know about it!

Michelle - posted on 05/08/2013

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Let them live the way they want to. You wouldn't be glued to the windows all day every day so that doesn't mean that they have never left the house.

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