Outrage as mom leaves baby alone in stroller with note attached while she goes to have a coffee

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By Asiya Ali

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A mom has been slammed on social media after she left her baby alone in a pushchair while she went to a cafe for a coffee.

According to The Mirror, police officers were called to a beach in Kołobrzeg - a coastal city in Poland - after walkers allegedly found a young child alone and not far from the water's edge.

Onlookers were also shocked to see that there was reportedly a note left by the child's mother attached to the pushchair, that read: "Please do not approach, the child is sleeping."

Upon finding the kid and the message, authorities searched the site and found the parent sipping a cup of coffee in a diner approximately 100 meters from her baby.

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The beach in Kołobrzeg, Poland where the mother allegedly left her child alone. Credit: Hayden Richard Verry / Alamy

According to the police, the mother was calm about the situation and didn't see anything wrong with her parenting.

The outlet reported that Arkadiusz Kowalski, head of the prevention department of the Police Headquarters in Kolobrzeg, said: "The sent patrol determined that the cart was indeed parked by the sea, on the edge of the beach."

"It was determined that the child’s mother was in a nearby cafe drinking coffee," they continued. "The lady was calm and thought nothing had happened. She downplayed this case very much."

Law enforcement revealed that the composed parent claimed her child was not in danger as she kept a clear view of the pushchair from the cafe.

"We could have avoided a tragedy," Kowalski added. "It was a reckless action of this lady, a gust of wind could overturn the stroller or the wave could wash it away."

The Polish officer credited the alert bystanders for intervening in the situation and calling the cops before a possible tragedy took place.

In addition to this, many people on social media were enraged at the mother, with one irate person on Facebook writing: "Wow that poor baby! Needs to be taken off her if you ask me. Irresponsible parenting right there."

"I get that sometimes us mums need a break and all that but I would never dream of leaving either of my babies like this..... bang out of order," they added.

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Another angry user remarked: "No matter if the [baby] is sleeping or not, you don't leave your baby on the beach while you go for a drink at the cafe. You push the pram to the cafe and let your baby rest there while they [are] right by your side!!"

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A third person pointed out: "Well, she certainly wasn't watching the pram because if she was, she'd have seen the commotion at the pram, with people and the police. Instead, she was located/found by police in a nearby cafe."

"100 meters is NOT nearby!!! This mother needs investigated, is she coping with the baby? Is her mental health OK? This is not normal behavior, I think this woman is struggling," they continued.

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A fourth person simply suggested: "Should be charged with child neglect."

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The publication reported that the mother has since been sent to family court due to the incident.

Featured image credit: Cultura Creative Ltd / Alamy

Outrage as mom leaves baby alone in stroller with note attached while she goes to have a coffee

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

A mom has been slammed on social media after she left her baby alone in a pushchair while she went to a cafe for a coffee.

According to The Mirror, police officers were called to a beach in Kołobrzeg - a coastal city in Poland - after walkers allegedly found a young child alone and not far from the water's edge.

Onlookers were also shocked to see that there was reportedly a note left by the child's mother attached to the pushchair, that read: "Please do not approach, the child is sleeping."

Upon finding the kid and the message, authorities searched the site and found the parent sipping a cup of coffee in a diner approximately 100 meters from her baby.

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The beach in Kołobrzeg, Poland where the mother allegedly left her child alone. Credit: Hayden Richard Verry / Alamy

According to the police, the mother was calm about the situation and didn't see anything wrong with her parenting.

The outlet reported that Arkadiusz Kowalski, head of the prevention department of the Police Headquarters in Kolobrzeg, said: "The sent patrol determined that the cart was indeed parked by the sea, on the edge of the beach."

"It was determined that the child’s mother was in a nearby cafe drinking coffee," they continued. "The lady was calm and thought nothing had happened. She downplayed this case very much."

Law enforcement revealed that the composed parent claimed her child was not in danger as she kept a clear view of the pushchair from the cafe.

"We could have avoided a tragedy," Kowalski added. "It was a reckless action of this lady, a gust of wind could overturn the stroller or the wave could wash it away."

The Polish officer credited the alert bystanders for intervening in the situation and calling the cops before a possible tragedy took place.

In addition to this, many people on social media were enraged at the mother, with one irate person on Facebook writing: "Wow that poor baby! Needs to be taken off her if you ask me. Irresponsible parenting right there."

"I get that sometimes us mums need a break and all that but I would never dream of leaving either of my babies like this..... bang out of order," they added.

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Another angry user remarked: "No matter if the [baby] is sleeping or not, you don't leave your baby on the beach while you go for a drink at the cafe. You push the pram to the cafe and let your baby rest there while they [are] right by your side!!"

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Credit: Facebook

A third person pointed out: "Well, she certainly wasn't watching the pram because if she was, she'd have seen the commotion at the pram, with people and the police. Instead, she was located/found by police in a nearby cafe."

"100 meters is NOT nearby!!! This mother needs investigated, is she coping with the baby? Is her mental health OK? This is not normal behavior, I think this woman is struggling," they continued.

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Credit: Facebook

A fourth person simply suggested: "Should be charged with child neglect."

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Credit: Facebook

The publication reported that the mother has since been sent to family court due to the incident.

Featured image credit: Cultura Creative Ltd / Alamy