Kelsey Grammer has defended his decision to take his three-month-old baby girl to a Halloween party at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles at the weekend (27Oct12), insisting he and his wife don't have a "trusted" babysitter.

The former Frasier star and his wife Kayte Walsh were spotted partying at Hugh Hefner's annual bash while their baby Faith slept nearby, prompting an onslaught of criticism.

And now Grammer is speaking out, telling TMZ.com - the website which obtained the footage of his night out with baby, "Kayte is breastfeeding and we do not have a nanny or a trusted babysitter at this time, so Faith goes everywhere with us.

"The baby slept as her ears were covered the entire time and we left shortly after midnight".