Have you ever have to hold your tongue when it comes to other parents?
I was grocery shopping yesterday and there was a younger mom shopping too. She had her newborn (looked to be about a month old) and her older child (about 6 or 7) with her. The little boy was pushing the basket and the mom was pushing the baby in the stroller. However it wasn't a stoller with a carrier, it was a folding umbrella stroller. The baby was not supported in the stroller and was leaning foward, almost toppling over. I could see her face and her little lip started wobbling like she was going to cry at any second. I was more afraid she was going to fall out. I couldn't tell if she was strapped in our not, since she was positioned forward. The mom wasn't paying attention as she was grabbing something from the shelf. In that moment, I didn't want to act alarmed and upset anyone, so instead, I just said, "Oh my goodness, what a beautiful baby girl. How old is she?". The mom looked at me right away and smiled, looked at her baby and noticed the way she was situated and picked her up. We chatted for about a minute then I went on my way to the next aisle.
I don't know her situation or whether or not she had a carrier she could have put a baby that young in instead of the umbrella stroller, but I kind of cringed when I first saw the baby. I didn't want to be 'that mom'. That mom that says something about the baby needing to be supported in something more substantial than an umbrella stroller but I couldn't let the baby possibly fall either, so I chose a less direct route.
Have you ever had to hold your tongue when it comes to other parents?