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jinty From: jinty Date: March 6th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't quite see how it doesn't fit with the "kick you out as soon as possible" ethos? But in any case it seems to vary from place to place - R reminds me that his friends in South London took their first baby home in a bus without a car seat. Also, we weren't officially checked for car-seat-havingness before being allowed out of the JR, but then as she *was* in a car seat they might have just looked and not asked. It might yet be the case that we could have got away with it, we don't know.
From: scat0324 Date: March 7th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's also rubbish (unless things have changed in 3 years, which I suppose they might) - we walked out of the JR with #2 in our arms (well, in Mrs S's arms - I had the bags). The senior midwife on duty did look a bit shocked, and quickly found a junior midwife to walk us to the door, but there was no indication that we would be refused exit.
j4 From: j4 Date: March 7th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, I thought I remembered you saying that you'd been able to carry the baby out -- but the midwife was quite insistent (well, as much as she ever is, she's a bit on the vague side). I fear it depends who's there at the time; but I don't want to be trapped there & not allowed to take my baby home! (Or forced to sign things saying "Yes I realise that I'm a bad mother" before I'm allowed to go.)

I do wish they actually had a clear policy and an explanation of what you're supposed to do if you don't have a car (apart from "get a car"). :-/
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