Mum urged to ‘just stay home’ after disinfecting park before letting child play

A TikTok user has gone viral after sharing a clip of her sister spraying an entire park climbing frame with disinfectant before letting her toddler daughter play on it

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Mum disinfects playground before daughter plays on it

It goes without saying that a global pandemic has forced us all to think about our hygiene habits – from how often we wash our hands to the surfaces we touch.

But, while we’re all taking extra precautions to try and prevent spreading any potential germs, one mum ha gone the extra mile to keep her little ones safe.

Taking to TikTok, Katelyn, who goes by the name of katelynmhhh on the app, shared a clip of her sister using an anti-bacterial spray to spray down an entire climbing frame at the park, fore letting her daughter touch any of the surfaces.








The mum could be seen spraying disinfectant all over the climbing frame
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Meanwhile the little girl waited patiently
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“She really doesn’t play about my niece,” Katelyn wrote alongside the clip. Nope, she does not.

In the clip, the adorable little girl can be seen waiting ever so patiently, while holding her aunty’s hand and waiting for her mum to finish the cleaning process. That girl has got the patience of a saint, let us tell you.

The TikTok has since been viewed more than 2 million times, and has been met with mixed responses from viewers who are divided over whether the mum is just looking out for her family or taking things to the extreme.

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In fact, many people commented to suggest the mum should “just stay home” if she’s so concerned about her little one picking up any potential germs.

“Those chemicals (from the disinfectant) are more harmful than the germs at the park, just stay at home then,” one wrote, while another added: “Then why even go if your so protective about it?”

“Immune systems are pretty amazing… Chemicals ruin them,” a third criticised, adding: “Good luck.”

A fourth commented: “Imagine thinking you can get rid of germs on an outside playground.”




Fortunately others were more supportive of the mum’s methods, with several pointing out that Covid-19 germs are different from just picking up everyday germs, and therefore she has a right to be cautious.

One TikTok user wrote: “I don’t know why everyone is mad, in a time of Covid where a kid still wants to enjoy things, what’s the harm?”

“All I see is a mother trying her best to keep her baby safe,” another added. “Go you.”

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