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To sit on the train and say nothing to this woman

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CHOOGIRL Tue 08-Sep-09 20:39:03

I was sitting on the train today and a woman (30+) got on with her baby who cannot have been more than six months. She then opened a bottle of fizzy fanta orange, decanted into the baby's bottle and then fed it to her. To say I was shock would be an understatement. I have no idea whether Fanta is OK for babies, but it just felt wrong. I so wanted to say something, but didn't. WWYD?

Jajas Tue 08-Sep-09 20:41:09

Oh that's not good but not a lot you could have said unfortunately.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 08-Sep-09 20:42:04

I would do nothing.

And unfortunately after today (when a social worker supervised a mum giving her 5 month old a sugar dummy - that's a fairground sugar dummy made entirely of sugar) I think no 'authority' like SS would be interested.

It's very sad.

BitOfFun Tue 08-Sep-09 20:43:38

I would have ripped the can from her hands and thrown it out of the window in the manner of an unexploded hand-grenade, while simultaneously calling social services, like any right-thinking mumsnetter- isn't that the correct etiquette in these situations?

Jimmychasesducks Tue 08-Sep-09 20:43:41

i wouldn't have said anything, but would have looked shocked

dingdong05 Tue 08-Sep-09 20:43:54

silly twat probably thought it was ok, cause it was orange.

not a lot you could've said, and jamming the can down her throat would not be considered polite travelling behaviour.

Thunderduck Tue 08-Sep-09 20:44:10

Saying something would serve no purpose unfortunately.

I can top that. I once saw a woman who opened a can of red bull who then proceeded to pour some of it into her baby's bottle. The baby was about 8 or 9 months at most.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 08-Sep-09 20:46:44

lol at BOF grin

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oneopinionatedmother Tue 08-Sep-09 20:48:07

why not tell her she can get advise on the best fizzy drinks for babies on mumsnet?


LovelyLulu Tue 08-Sep-09 20:48:39

How awful, baby's teeth will have holes in them very quickly if she does this regularly. I wouldn't say anything, it would be resented and ignored.

oneopinionatedmother Tue 08-Sep-09 20:48:45


Servalan Tue 08-Sep-09 20:48:51

shock f*ing Redbull?!!!

I remember being shocked at seeing a baby about that age drinking coke out of a bottle a couple of years ago, but that tops it!

LauraIngallsWilder Tue 08-Sep-09 20:48:54

shock at all these anecdotes

Laurie was that in the news or something you witnessed?

CHOOGIRL Tue 08-Sep-09 20:49:06

I haven't stopped thinking about it all day. This was a grown woman, who was well dressed. If it was a teenager I would probably have made conversation with her about the baby before mentioning something in a non-threatening way. But because this woman looked like she should have known better I said nothing.

madeupsurname Tue 08-Sep-09 20:49:17

grin BOF

Thunderduck Tue 08-Sep-09 20:50:11

Yes Red Bull. I couldn't believe it either.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 08-Sep-09 20:50:45


dd witnessed it today at contact with her mum (mum fed it to her new baby)

pigletmania Tue 08-Sep-09 21:31:21

OMG thats dreadful, I probably would be really really shocked and shoot her dagger looks but would not say anything. Bitoffun lol yes good idea.

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