Many called this mom's baby bottle storage hack genius when it went viral, but others, incredibly, had negative things to say.

By Melissa Willets
June 08, 2017

A Texas mom's bottle storage hack somehow ignited a wave of judgment, despite her good intentions.

Brooke McDaniel shared a Facebook post featuring a money and space-saving idea that works well for her.

"It's a $12 shower caddy," she wrote along with a photo of the helpful baby hack. "Best 'bottle holder' I could ever have. All my bottles in one place on my wall, space I wasn't utilizing, instead of having a cabinet with bottles overflowing from it."

Great idea that solves a common problem, right?

But curiously, judgy comments started pouring in. "Over consumerism right there," one person responded. And many commenters expressed concern over the exposed bottle nipples shown in the photo.

It's worth noting that many parents were quick to compliment McDaniel on her hack. But prompted by the negativity she saw mounting, this mama added an edit to her original post, which has received more than 19,000 comments and 120,000 shares at time of writing.

"I never expected this post to get shared so much," McDaniel wrote, adding that she is just a normal person with a good idea, and that the post "was only ever intended for my friends."

"I'm glad others are finding it helpful but I never expected it to get any type of negative reaction so I'd like to address those now questioning my mothering methods," she continued.

To those who said she owns too many bottles, McDaniel writes, "I have two children on bottles and not enough time to wash them 6 times a day. This amount ensures my children will have enough to get through 24 hours with ease and besides I'm the type of mother who would rather have too much of something my children need than not enough."

About the exposed nipples, she says, "this is my home, those nipple don't come in contact with anything but the air we breathe. So if you feel you can't used a exposed nipples in your own home you should really be more concerned with your cleaning habits."

She ends her comments by writing, "And to each one of y'all reading this, if no one told you today- YOU ARE A AWESOME MOM! [sic]"

Way to keep it positive, Brooke!

Because really, enough with the judgment!

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and soon-to-be mom of 4. Find her on Facebook and Instagram where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of yoga.

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Comments (2)

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December 2, 2018
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