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One camper said she was left “sleep deprived” after being woken by loud screams from a neighbouring tent throughout the night. In a lengthy rant on parenting forum Mumsnet, the tourist described the teen because the “spawn of Devil” but her grumble divided opinion online.

The tourist posted: “AIBU [Am I being unreasonable] to think the parents are selfish? Fourth night in a row. Toddler screams from 10.30pm till 11.30pm – every night after which periodically every couple of hours. Not sad baby crying but toddler tantrum screaming and shouting.

“I’m starting to think it’s the spawn of devil. Why would you go camping in case your child doesn’t sleep, and why wouldn’t you go home out of consideration for others after a few nights?

“They’re quiet now but I’m awake because the last screams at 3.30am. Should I am going and shake their tent in sleep deprived, demented revenge?”

As Edinburgh Live reports, nearly all of the Mumsnet users criticised the mother’s views.

One brutal reply read: “When your partitions are fabricated from plastic it’s unreasonable to expect to not hear conversations, drunks, laughing, sex, and babies crying. Next time take some ear plugs!”

One other user stated: “I’m on holiday currently – not camping though! And my toddler has been very unsettled – it wasn’t expected in any respect though – they sleep positive at home! So it is a bit unfair of you – nobody really knows how young children are going to be when taking them away for the primary time.

“That being said if it was that bad I’d have put them within the automobile and sat with with them to try to minimise the disruption.”

Some were more sympathetic with the tourist.

“I feel for you, are you able to move tents,” one Mumsnet user wrote.

“I at all times think this once I see the threads about people taking babies camping. I’d need to go and say something. If it was my child I’d put them within the automobile and get off the positioning. No way would I subject others to that night after night,” one other said.

One other simply replied: “Why would anyone go camping in the primary place is the query that puzzles me.”

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