A BABY’S hair was coated in PVA glue after children attempted to make ‘slime’ on a public toilet changing mat.

Slime is a gooey substance, made as a toy which became a craze among children – it is often made from a mixture of Borax, glue and water.

A post on Facebook had claimed that the infant had been superglued to the mat and had to be cut free, but the girl's mum said this was not the case.

The incident, which occurred during the half term holidays at Glan-yr-Afon - Haverfordwest’s new library and cultural centre – is not believed to have been a deliberate act.

Lucy Johns, the girl's mum, said: "She was changed on the unit then when I picked her up she was sticky and had glue in her hair.

"I informed the staff purely so they could clean the unit and see who done it to tell them not to do it again. The staff were lovely and very apologetic.

"One of the people involved even wrote a letter of apology to myself and that was the end of it.

"We've all been there doing silly things for no reason when we're young, and my daughter was washed when we got home and that was that."

A council spokesman said: “We have made full enquiries and believe that this wasn’t a deliberate action on the part of the children, but an unfortunate consequence of them using the baby changing unit to mix some ‘slime’.

“The baby did not have any of the substance on her skin, but some went in her hair.

“The glue used in the mixture was washable PVA type and was washed out. The baby was unharmed.

“The children responsible received a temporary ban and their parents contacted. An apology has been received.

“As far as we are concerned, that is the end of the matter.”

Figures just released by the county council reveal that the centre has attracted over 30,000 visitors in January alone - the facility’s first full month of operation.

This is up by over 25,000 - 520 per cent - on the January 2018 figure for the temporary library off Dew Street.

Visitors to the development, on the town’s riverside, have now topped 75,000 since it opened its doors in December 2018.

In January, a council spokesman confirmed that Glan-yr-Afon has been the site of anti-social behaviour since it opened in December.

“Regrettably, since earlier this month [January 2019], there have been several instances of anti-social behaviour by a minority of young people,” the spokesman said.

“In order to combat this, a strategy has been put in place involving the council’s youth service and the police. We are also in the process of engaging with schools.

“Improvements to our coverage through CCTV cameras within the building are also being made.

“The vast majority of visitors to the facility are well behaved and respect the space, but the authority will take a zero tolerance against those responsible for inappropriate behaviour.”