15 Ridiculous Times When Moms Got Mom-Shamed For Nothing

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It’s sad but true: Moms get shamed for everything they do. It seems like no matter what they feed your kid, do with their kid, or tell their kid, they’re just doing it wrong, and the Negative Nancy in Aisle 9 is going to tell them just what a bad mom they are.

Us moms need to stick together—so let’s laugh about it. Here are 15 moms who shared the most ridiculous reasons they got mom-shamed.

  1. Excluding Socks from the Outfit

    “I was called a ‘baby killer’ because my baby wasn’t wearing socks…in eighty degree weather.”

  2. Giving the Kid a Cookie

    “I was grocery shopping with my antsy toddler and we were in a section that had free fruit and cookies for the kids. So I asked my daughter which she wanted, and of course, she said the cookie. After I gave it to her, another mom nearby gave a banana to her son and said — directed at me, obviously — ‘I’m giving you this banana because I love you and don’t need to fill you up with sugar so you’ll behave.’ She then did a little hair flip and walked away.”

  3. Changing the Baby in Public

    “I was changing my daughter’s diaper in the back of my SUV in a grocery store parking lot and a woman approached us and said that I was ‘teaching my daughter to expose herself in public.’”

  4. Forgetting Monthly Photos

    “I was mom-shamed for not taking month by month pictures of my baby for social media.”

  5. Bringing the Baby Outside

    “I was strolling my four-month-old on the sidewalk when this old man shouted to me, ‘My God, what are you doing with that baby outside? Get him out of this pollution!'”

  6. Getting an Unplanned C-Section

    “My wife’s college roommate told her that because she had an emergency C-section our son will probably have emotional issues his whole life.”

  7. Holding the Baby “Too Much”

    “I was mom-shamed for holding my daughter too much. She was SIX DAYS OLD.”

  8. Wearing PJs to the Bus Stop

    “I was walking my son to the bus stop wearing Little Mermaid pajama pants when another mom looked at me and said, “You could have at least put on yoga pants'”

  9. Not Counting Age in Months

    “When I said my daughter was one year old instead of fourteen months.”

  10. Not Giving the Baby a Sibling

    “Recently, my son — an only child — was bitten by a little girl at his daycare. The daycare director blamed us for not having more children, saying, ‘If he had a sibling, he would know what to do when a child bites him.'”

  11. Bringing Her Son Into the Women’s Bathroom

    “A lady went off on me for bringing my 4-year-old son into the bathroom with me at the store. When I told her that I wasn’t comfortable sending him into the men’s room alone, she told me I shouldn’t leave the house without my husband then.”

  12. You Have Tattoos

    “If I had a dollar for every time I was told I’m a subpar mother for having tattoos, I could easily afford college for my straight-A student.”

  13. Throwing Away “Art”

    “I was mom-shamed for not keeping all the art my kid makes in school.”

  14. Getting the Flu Shot

    “When I was pregnant I went to Target for a flu shot, and as I was leaving a lady hissed at me, “Hope your baby doesn’t get autism!”

  15. Going to Walmart

    “I was literally mom-shamed for going to Walmart with my newborn son — the woman scolded me, saying that Walmart is no place for a new baby.”

Have you ever gotten mom-shamed for a ridiculous reason before? Share your story!