Dear lady on the bus,
I know you think you were being helpful telling me that my screaming daughter is hungry. I gritted my teeth and explained that no, she’s actually just had a bottle.
I know you think you were being helpful telling me that my screaming daughter obviously had stomach ache then. She’s got acid reflux and yes, it hurts her but no, that’s not what’s wrong.
You certainly can’t have thought you were being helpful when you muttered to your husband sitting next to you ‘She’s going to be ill screaming that much.’
Lady, you clearly don’t realise that when a baby is crying and you’re on a moving bus, you can’t easily get her out of the pram to comfort her. Do you not understand that the sound of your daughter screaming at the top of her lungs makes the mother want to cry because she can’t give her a hug.
Next time you think you’re being helpful please mind your own business. You don’t realise that you made someone feel like they were the worst mum in the world. You don’t realise that your words make someone think that other people know better when they already second guess how well they’re doing as a new parent. Next time think about how you completely ruined someone’s day and made them feel like utter crap.