Jytte Guteland gave a passionate plea to her EU colleagues on the humanitarian crisis facing south Sudan, as a famine has been declared in the war-torn country, as well as the situation in Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria.
During the speech, the Social Democrat MEP declared it was unacceptable that people were starving and children were going to bed without food.
Meanwhile her son appeared to be more interested in his mother’s microphone than remaining still in his sling.
As Ms Guteland spoke the playful toddler became captivated and clearly wanted to play with the object as he made several grabs for the microphone.
Jytte Guteland stole the show during her speech
Ms Guteland become an online sensation when pictures emerged of her taking her baby to a vote at the European Parliament.
The mother appeared completely at ease doing her job accompanied by the youngster, but she told The Local her place of work needs to be more child-friendly.
Taking a swipe at the European Parliament, Ms Guteland said there is no parental leave for MEPs, meaning she had to take her child in to vote.
It's common to have kids at work, but quite uncommon for them to come along and vote
She said: “It's common to have kids at work, but quite uncommon for them to come along and vote. But there is no parental leave for us MEPs.”
After the birth of a child, MEPs can be excused from Parliament for six months, however, they are not entitled to official leave.
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The lack of parental leave means they cannot be substituted during votes, and all votes must be given in person.
"I want parents to be able to have parental leave regardless of their job or assignment,” Ms Guteland said. “I think we should also be child-friendly so that a baby can come along when it’s possible.”
As for what her son thinks about Strasbourg, Ms Guteland joked that “he speaks a bit loudly sometimes, but he likes the parliament".