Outraged woman threatens to call social services because new mum 'spends all day on her phone'… but people are accusing HER of being 'dangerous'

Taking to Mumsnet to express her growing concern for her nephew, the anonymous user claims the new mum is constantly on social media "whilst he's just watching TV or playing with his toys on his own".

Accusing the mum of not giving her son enough attention throughout the day, the outraged user added: "They go out to the supermarket or a short walk but that's literally it."

The overbearing aunt has even consulted her brother who insists "she takes him out to playgroup or soft play".

However, the woman doubts this is true "because every time I'm round there she is on her phone  and the TV is on and [her nephew] even presses the remote now to turn it on".

Acknowledging that the mother is "feeding him" and the little boy is "always clean and dressed", the woman then asked if her worrying phone usage was "some kind of neglect".

Finishing off the critical post, the woman added: "She's always on Facebook or Instagram and he's just left to his devices.

"I just feel she should be doing more with him than just watching telly!"

Unsurprisingly, the disapproving post has divided opinion on the parenting forum – with one even labelling the aunt's attitude as "dangerous" in itself.

Jumping to the defence of the new mum, one user wrote: "I think you should dangerous. Why not be nice to your sister-in-law and offer support instead of trying to get her in trouble with social services?"

Acknowledging that the mother could be "interacting with him more", another user added: "Social services is a massive overreaction!

"They've got better thing to do than chase someone for being on their phone too much."

Meanwhile, one user called the woman's social services threat "a horrible thing to do to your sister-in-law."

She added: "You shouldn't report her to social services and if you did they'd likely treat it as a malicious call. Because it is.

"You're not with her 24/7 so you can't possibly know what she spends his every waking moment on her phone and even if she does that doesn't qualify as neglect as you've said he's always clean and fed."

Asking the aunt to "please be kinder to your family", the user concluded: "I highly doubt your darling brother would appreciate the unnecessary social services intervention on the basis his wife enjoys her phone."

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