The mum of a little girl born with half an arm was horrified after another parent told her to “cover it up” – as her son was scared.
Gracie Morgan’s mum moved the two-year-old after hearing the little boy say he was frightened by her small left arm.
‘The boy’s mother then came over – and said Gracie’s arm shouldn’t be “so obvious because it was scaring other children”.
Gracie had been wearing a short sleeved dress at the soft play centre in West Wales, shared The Sun.
Mum-of-four Sarah said: “Gracie was happily playing when a little boy started to take an interest in her small arm.
“This happens a lot and I’m not very comfortable with people staring but children are curious and that’s OK.
“But then the little boy started to say he was scared so I took Gracie and moved her to play with her brothers in a different part of the playground.
“That’s when the boy’s mother came over. She said I shouldn’t make Gracie’s arm so obvious because it was scaring the children.
“I was so angry I just gathered up the kids and left. I didn’t trust myself to respond.”
Sarah, 32, said it isn’t the first time she has had cruel comments made about Gracie in public.
She said: “I’ve started to dread going to play groups and soft play because of the negative attention.
“One time an older boy was circling Gracie and pointing and laughing while his parents just looked on.
“People don’t know what to say. I don’t know if they feel awkward but it’s cruel to allow that bullying and it’s the parents I blame not the kids.”
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