Going off of a later post about "Playing with Babies."
I know both of you have said you keep babies and older children apart.
In my small home I have a XL gate that I put up for my dck 9 month old. He mostly just hangs on the gate and cries to play witht the 3 year olds.
Anyways, my major issue is the looks the parents give me about him being in a "cage". The area he is in is in the living room with everyone else and is a space about 6 x 6. Of course there are toys in there and at naptime he comes out and has full range. Sometimes he plays toys in the highchair too.
Should I change my ways for the parents? I have told all of them about why I do what I do with the infants. Its just whenever a parent may come early and see an infant in the area they say things like, "Aw poor guy."
I'm sick of feeling guilty about it and I keep going back and forth about whether I should keep the area or not. I cannot stand how nervous I am when he is crawling after the 3 year olds and they are running around.