Mum shares how she was labelled a bully after posting a video of her son attempting to eat a banana with floaties on.

Many people accused Kate of being a horrible mother, and told her that she should be ashamed of herself and that she should never have reproduced.

Why? Well for one reason because her son has a red face!

Kate tells Kidspot,”I completely understand that people are concerned and make the assumption that he is sunburnt, but he has incredibly sensitive skin and was teething at the time (certainly not sunburnt). Even when I went on to explain this person still claimed that I was lying.”

She added, “Some were claiming my son was malnourished (please, look at him) while others were just saying that I was cruel, terrorising him. Let me just be clear, he got out of the pool to take my banana from me, which I let him do, obviously.”

“How did a 30-second video about a little boy attempting to eat a banana make people so angry? If anything, it teaches him persistence or problem solving, to try a different option. Resilience, determination and stamina. Come on!”


  • I’d be frustrated too if I was restricted. Don’t make fun of the kid on social media though.

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  • Perhaps not a great idea to put it on social media knowing you will get negative comments.

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  • She doesn’t have to explain anything she’s the mother she knows better

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  • I’m sure my youngest would get frustrated too, she so loves bananas !

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  • Both bub and I go red when we’re hot everyone thinks we’re sunburned until we cool down. Unfortunately goes with our skin.

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  • there was no malice involved, I would have recorded it too before taking them off

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  • Some people are just quick to give their mind.

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  • Unfortunately; when you post videos; you get good and bad comments – goes with the territory.

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  • I have to admit my first thought before reading the article was he had got sunburnt which can happen just from the reflection of the water or even any reflection..
    Be aware that you baby could be allergic to the sunscreen you are using. I’m speaking from experience on this matter. I know a young girl who had suncreen on because they were going to go out but decided to stay home in complete shade under a sheltered verandah behind a solid wall. Her skin went bright tomato red, even more so on her ears and the small gap in the back of her dress. She was taken to the Dr. because they thought it was something really serious – like a disease.

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  • Little one. It must have been so frustrating!!

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  • Some people are really mean unfortunately.

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  • So many keyboard warriors these days need to find a new hobby

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  • Awww that’s cute and kinda funny. Looks all good to me!

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  • Some people seem to love having a go at others for no good reason. I’d have laughed and filmed my kids doing this too hahahaa

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  • Seriously some people have nothing better to do then yo make someone else feel bad.

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