I was at a baseball game and a woman's 1 year old was playing in the dirt at the end of the bleachers. He was just picking it up and letting it fall on the ground. I then noticed that he was licking his hands. I looked over at the mother and she was texting on her phone. The kid then put a handful of dirt in his mouth. I looked at the mother again and she was still on her phone. The kid then picked up a cigarette butt and put it in his mouth. I said, "oh no, dirty baby" His mother finally looked up and I said he was putting dirt and a cigarette butt in his mouth. His mom just said, "I used to eat dirt and I turned out ok" and she went back to her phone.
I couldn't stand to see that poor kid eating anymore sand or god knows what else so I just moved. The mother shot me a dirty look as I moved.
I know parenting styles are different but would you have said something too or just let the little one eat trash and dirt?
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