Mother Gets Shamed At Target Because Her Child Was Eating A Sandwich While Shopping

April 14, 2018
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For many of us, this is really no big deal, right? 

But for others, it really is a huge thing, especially if you have a child or a family member who is living with a life-threatening peanut butter allergy.

A mother learned the hard way when she apparently allowed her toddler daughter to eat a peanut butter sandwich while she was making her rounds through the aisles of Target. 

The woman was approached by another mother, who gave her a piece of her mind.

Now the mother in question wants to know if she was in the wrong for letting her 4-year-old daughter eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at Target was criticized for her obnoxious move.

Yikes. Talk about a new mommy war brewing here. 

The mother shamed over her daughter’s peanut butter sandwich took to Urban Baby to tell her story. The mother told readers that she was “lectured” by a woman who noticed the child eating the sandwich in a shopping cart.

She wrote, “Has it become unacceptable to eat peanut butter in public? DD was eating a pb&j at a store today, and a woman stopped me to lecture me about peanut allergies.”“You’re the worst kind of person,” one angry commenter wrote about this story.

Another person said, “People are doing the best they can with their own kids. If a child has particular issues, their parent needs to take responsibility for it. There seems to be people who are in an incessant state of being offended. And no shame in feeding a child on the go. It seems that other people have children that can’t eat without getting food everywhere.”

But, then there was this, “Your total disdain for the safety of other kids is awful. Feeding your kid a PB&J in a Target shopping cart is the epitome of low brow. For the love of God at least feed her in the car if you absolutely can’t feed her at home! Everything about your post is vile.”

According to NBC News, experts say that even kids with the highest risk of having a peanut allergy should be given small doses of the nut because they believe it might prevent the allergy from developing. New guidelines say that “even if they have a sensitivity to peanuts, they may not be fully allergic. And being fed a small dose of peanut may help prevent the allergy from ever developing.”

If you suspect that your kid might have a peanut butter allergy, here’s what you need to look for. 

Symptoms begin a few minutes after eating a food and as long as two hours after. 

In certain cases, after the first symptoms go away, a second wave of symptoms comes back one to four hours later (or sometimes even longer).

But that doesn’t take away the fact that living with a peanut allergy requires constant vigilance. 

Bearing all of this in mind would you go as far as to slam another mom for allowing her child to have a peanut butter sandwich in public?!?

We understand both sides of the argument here, but we really don’t condone shaming other Moms.

What are your thoughts on this? 

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