One mum's story of being criticised in a supermarket has caused a huge debate 5 years ago

One mum's story of being criticised in a supermarket has caused a huge debate

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We've heard the story before - mum makes parenting decision, mum gets criticised for said parenting decision, shares her story online and gets comfort from fellow mums.

However, this story doesn't quite follow the same narrative as one mum's post online has caused a debate.

The mother in question revealed online that she was left shocked when a stranger approached her in a supermarket to give out to her for letting her child eat a peanut butter and jam sandwich in public.

Admitting that she gave her daughter the snack to keep her occupied while she shopped, the mum said the interaction came as a total shock.

"Has it become unacceptable to eat peanut butter in public?" she asked other parents.

"DD [darling daughter] was eating a peanut butter and jam sandwich at a store today, and a woman stopped me to lecture me about peanut allergies."


However, the post has since received nearly 600 responses and started a huge debate online.

"That's really inconsiderate," responded one mother.

"So many kids have life-threatening allergies to peanut butter. Eating it in a shopping cart guarantees it will be smeared on the handle, etc.

"It's really awful you would do this. Sorry, but imagine if it were your child with the allergy."

Many parents shared that view, however, there were others who felt it wasn't right for the woman to approach the mother.

"I don't think you should have listened to the lady in Target," read another comment.

"People have way too much nerve to approach a total stranger and give advice. People like that have nothing better to do."