This really did happen to me and my baby…some of the comments are clearly not from mothers or people who have been to a baby group recently. Babies cry – and in this case it was very minor crying that had just started when the class leader told my baby to ‘shut up’. As for telling me I shouldn’t have taken a baby to a story group for babies – maybe I did realise later that my son was a bit young for it, but I was a first time mum trying to encourage her son to enjoy stories! This particular group was recommended by a friend who’d been taking her baby to it for months. Anyway, in my book, there’s no way it’s OK for a baby class leader to swear at a child.