Mum Divides the Internet After Sharing Phone Mount Hack She Uses To Settle Baby
A mum who recently shared a hack she uses to settle her baby found herself facing judgement from other parents who called the tip ‘incredibly sad.’
Taking to a Facebook page for sharing Kmart hacks, one mum detailed how she discovered a great product to mount her phone to the pram in order to keep her baby entertained.
“Just sharing this $5 phone mount we found from Kmart today,” the mum posted on the Kmart fans page on Facebook. “Super handy when bub starts to fuss. Just play bub’s fave show and peace be with you. Suitable for 10” screen.”
Lots of parents responded with positive comments saying how cool this gadget was.
“Great hack,” one wrote.
“Lifesaver for my fussy Bub!” another said.
A third wrote, “I saw a lady with this the other day! I thought how clever!”
“This is the best thing, thank you for sharing!” Added one happy mum.
“Mate this is a game changer. I’ve had one for a while. Although I do minimal screen time with bub it saved my life when she was sick the other day in the car and I needed to distract her and keep her looking up instead of reading,” the woman commented. “Best $5 ever spent. Love mine. We got sooo many looks and comments – good and bad. Kept our baby quiet and entertained while we got to have a 5 minute adult conversation or eat our dinner, so did not bother me.”
However not everyone was so encouraging. A large group of commenters said how sad it was that the mum was resorting to a phone in order to settle her baby.
“I find this incredibly sad. If bub is fussy… they need something. Not a screen. Just my thoughts,” one woman wrote.
“I agree,” another added. “You’re not catering to their emotional needs by shoving a screen in their face. They need that face-to-face interaction.”
“Can’t you just talk to your baby?”
”What happened to entertaining your child yourself?”
Luckily that’s when other parents in the group came to the poster’s defence.
“Nobody is saying to ignore your child’s needs. If all else fails, try the damn screen. If it wins, it wins. Babies get bored too,” one mum wrote.
While one person recommended: “Turn comments off, protect yourself from judgement and nasty adults who are not being mature enough to see the post for the intention – sharing a hack.”
What do you think?