but aren't parents meant to be responsible for protecting their children. It only takes a second, but i think they gave more than that, didn't they? I feel deeply sorry for the mccanns but wasn't the most responsible parenting surely. if they had wanted they could have hired a nanny or taken a baby sitter on holiday with them.? You are absolutely right. The exact circumstances under which the whole thing happened. '' little 4 yr old british girl, on holiday with her parents who are both medical doctors, gets snatched from her bed, while asleep.'' How many doctor's, MP's, lawyer's, professor's children do you know get missing in a year? And the fact that they left her alone is not so relevant as anyone with children can identify with it.You cannot watch them 24hrs a day esp in public places, all it takes is a second.