You won’t believe how the Internet reacted when this mum found mould in a her baby’s food.
How would you react if the fruit pouch you tried to feed your one-year-old was spoilt? It would be pretty annoying would it?
Imagine you are out at a playgroup, or the park and have a packet of what you think is a pretty easy and nutritious snack all ready to go. But when you go to feed your hungry little tot screaming for some num-nums the fruit pouch is all mouldy.
I’d be rather grumpy at the whole thing. I would do exactly what a Mum in the US has done – turn to the Facebook page of the food company to voice my annoyance.
I’d expect an apology – or at least an explanation from the company. What I wouldn’t expect was to be criticised for daring to feed my child “processed” food (even if it was 100% fruit). What I wouldn’t expect would be the wrath of other mothers.
What I wouldn’t imagine is receiving several dozen pithy messages that are simply plain old-fashioned bitchy. This is the story of the time a Mum tried to do the right thing by her child. And the Internet turned on her.
Unfortunately, this is not an unfamiliar tale. This time it was a Mum in the US, Lourdes Fernandez Gil Rodrigo, who found out the hard way that her parenting choices were in fact everybody else’s business when she posted a complaint to the Facebook page of a food manufacturer.
Here’s her original post.
Then, the Mummy judging began in earnest – not at the mould - but at the fact she had dared to cut corners.
It seems to be right up there with bottle-feeding and forgetting your child’s hat as one of the top three Mummy-sins: The shame of feeding your child pre-prepared food.