Mum hits back at trolls after shes slammed for giving toddler a cup of tea

A mum has hit back at trolls after being slammed for giving her toddler a cup of tea.

The parent, called Leanne, filmed her young son drinking a cuppa out of his square Mr. Men cup, according to The Mirror.

She shared the clip on TikTok, where she's uses the handle @_____leanne_____.

When she asks her son what he's drinking, he responds "cup of tea," before taking another sip.

After posting the video, it quickly went viral gaining more than 2 million views.

However, the mum was hit by a backlash from people saying the youngster should not be given tea at such a young age.

Some said tea, which contains caffeine, isn't good for children to consume.

One commented: "Tea is just as bad as coffee, it’s filled with caffeine which is bad for babies."

While another added: "Addicted to caffeine at one-years-old LOL."

A third chimed in: “My kid loved tea until my health visitor told me to stop as it can cause them to not produce enough iron and they can end up anaemic.”

While a fourth said: "It’s not a good thing though, being addicted to caffeine isn’t a thing to be proud of. And before you say it, I’m English."

A few others TikTok users were also concerned that the child would spill the drink and potentially hurt himself with the warm drink as the cup dies not appear to have a lid.

One wrote: "Not sure about the practicality of this cup."

While another agreed, adding: "No issue with the tea but that's the worst thought out kids cup ever."

However, Leanne hit back at the trolls saying she had only given him a 'small amount' of tea.

She said: "For the ones who are commenting about the tea… He had seen me with a cup of tea and wanted one.

"A cup with a small amount of tea won’t hurt him."

Some viewers rushed to support her, as one person said: "To all the Americans… Yes, this is how we raise our young. Tea addicts by 18 months."

While another asked: "Am I really seeing a debate over a kid having a cuppa? As long as it's a Yorkshire tea."

A third wrote: "Now, this is raising a child right."

In other parenting news, some people have slammed a mum for letting her kids 'steal' a man's train seat which he had reserved after the incident caused an argument.

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