Mum angered after shop worker takes her child out of shopping trolley 1 year ago

Mum angered after shop worker takes her child out of shopping trolley

There's a lot of debate online about this

How do you react when a stranger tries to handle your child? Has it happened to you?

Well, it happened to this mum when she was out shopping and she doesn't know how to feel about it. Taking to Mumsnet, the woman said she was out shopping when a store worker picked her baby up.

She said:

"Walking round, my daughter starts to cry. We get to the till and the member of staff on the till gets up, walks behind me to the trolley and has her up on her shoulder trying go to settle her while I'm unloading my shopping.

"There is no exchange, no attempt to engage with me if this is even ok just does it. I notice when another member of staff joins her and have to say that I don't like it when strangers pick up/touch/handle my child. She said she was trying to help as I was busy with the shopping and she thought it would help me.

"My thought process would probably have been to help with the shopping, not the strangers child or is it me that's wrong?!"

Many replied to the thread, with some saying the shop worker was just trying to help her since she looked like she was struggling:


"Honestly, they were trying to help. Staff in Asda did this with mine and I was so grateful. It's much better than them staring at you as if you don't know how to parent your children."

However, another said that she would be just as irritated if it happened to her:

"I think the shop assistant was unprofessional and should not have picked up your baby without asking you first. I agree with you that it would have made more sense to offer to help you with the shopping so you could comfort the baby."

How would you react in this situation?

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