When you have children, you have something in the world that you worry and care about more than yourself.
So as a new parent, the idea of leaving your child under someone else's supervision can be incredibly daunting.
One mum was recently worried about leaving her baby girl with family members after they offered to babysit the little one.
In order to find out if the child would be in safe, capable hands with her relatives, she decided to sneakily put them to the test.
The unnamed mum revealed all in a post on Reddit, asking for some advice on her situation.
She explained: "My husband and I recently had a baby girl, and everyone in both our families keeps asking to babysit.
"I decided on a simple 'test' to see who's ready, where I ask family to watch her for a bit while I go do something in another room, like fold laundry or take a quick shower.
"Sometimes it goes bad, like my grandma turned off her hearing aid so she wouldn't be bothered by the baby crying. But other times it goes fine and we've got a trusted new sitter."
She goes on to say that her brother-in-law and sister-in-law recently came to visit and also asked to babysit.
So the mum put their skills to the test. Unfortunately they didn't pass – neither knew how to change a nappy and the mum claims they didn't seem keen to learn either.
A month later the sister-in-law enquired as to why they never got to babysit and the baby's father told her about the test.
She was outraged, leaving the mum wondering if she was in the wrong to 'test' her family.
Fellow Reddit users agreed that she was wrong and branded the whole thing "weird".
One person said: "This whole idea of testing a family member is just weird."
Another commented: "You can't 'trial run' people without telling them."
However others thought the approach was sensible.
"You're allowed to vet anyone who will be taking care of your newborn, including family," added someone else.
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