We go to a regular devised play activity session which has the session workers oversee the children at the various play activities etc. Recently my baby who is 4 mths old was in the 'baby/infant' area and overseen by a 'worker' with me sitting right there. My baby is at that age where she tries to gnaw on her fingers and quite often dh and my knuckles if she can.
The worker was extremely friendly, personable and devoted to ensuring my baby had attention and lot's of great stimuli etc, however my baby decided to grab a hold of the worker's fingers/hand (as babies do) and I thought, I hope my LO doesn't try and put the workers fingers in her mouth. Well, the next thing I see my baby succeeds and has the workers finger in her mouth. Thinking that the worker would take her finger out of her mouth, I just sat there, but she didn't and in fact, she was actively encouraging it and offering my baby her finger! The worse thing is, I didn't say anything. I was too gob-smacked and because this worker was (up until this point) nothing short of wonderful in terms of interacting with my baby, I didn't know 'how' or 'what' to say to her. I guess I felt absolutely torn in that, I so desperately wanted her to take her finger(s) out of my baby's mouth, but I didn't want to come across as being too precious/rude if I said something?
I am worried that this is going to happen again when we see this worker next time, so if anyone can give me some *helpful* advice as to how they would approach this situation, that would be great.
Please note: If anyone ever hurt my child/ren I would act accordingly, but in this situation I whimped out because the worker wasn't being malicious, un kind or anything untoward in that sense, quite the contrary, which is why I felt at pains to say what I was saying on the inside.