Pizza Express restaurant is outraged by parents’ behavior – but opinions are divided

A tired Pizza Express restaurant was less than impressed after watching parents give a baby screen time.

The client took to Mumsnet’s popular Am I Unreasonable (AIBU) forum to express his fury after spotting a ‘seven-month-old baby’ being crushed in front of a screen while parents ate.

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Calling the parents “stupid”, the restaurant did not hold back the rest of its opinions.

But other social media users have stepped in to defend the parents.

Writing on AIBU, the anonymous poster said: “I went to Pizza Express for lunch today and there was a couple giving their seven month old a bottle with a screen backed by something Disney to watch.

“They then put the baby in a high chair and stabled something else the whole time. How can people be so stupid. The baby was looking elsewhere for something more interesting.”

Some parents agreed with her, writing, “I think it’s really sad babies earn so much just by looking at the world around them.”

Another agreed: “I would think it was a shame and it’s not something I would have done.”

But others have come to the parents’ defence, pointing out that the poster has no idea of ​​the story behind the decision.



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One person wrote: ‘How do you know it’s not the only thing that will keep the kid entertained while he has an hour or less for lunch.

Another added: “The parents are doing what is necessary to allow them to eat. It’s shocking how dare they try to eat a meal when it’s hot.

“It’s been a long time since DS was that age, but if I remember correctly they tend to be quite quick and very loud to tell you if they’re not happy.”

Another added: “Until you’ve walked a mile in someone else’s shoes, it’s probably best not to judge. You have no idea what happened this hour, day, week or month before seeing this.

“In my experience, a screen would probably keep an indifferent seven-month-old busy for about five minutes at most anyway, so long-term damage is unlikely.”

Another furious user added: “I am horrified that you are so critical. They can spend all their time doing the “right” thing.

“It may be the only way for them to have some peace for a single meal. They may not have family support etc. Honestly, I don’t know how anyone could be so pissed off about it. your own business.”