I totally agree. The burning car wasn't in the first police appeals, that was something people online figured out. Only after that was the burning car confirmed by police.
A female officer also made several appeals to CM in particular, talking only about medical and safety concerns for baby and CM and trying to encourage them to come forward for medical checks. That's when I saw some people online saying "it's none of the police's business where or how she gave birth" and "if SHE had any concerns about baby's health then SURELY she would see a doctor THEREFORE she and baby are fine and police and SS should leave the family alone"
Police then put out a statement that they were not seeking to break up the family unit, that they just wanted health checks to ensure baby was okay.
But there was a public perception that police were treating this like a 'manhunt', and I think that's true in some ways, but from that perhaps people felt the couple were being treated as criminals, when all the public knew was that CM gave birth outside of a hospital. People even assumed she probably had a doula or someone similar with her, or they felt that women have given birth unaided for thousands of years and that, in itself, is not a crime...true enough. But I think most people felt that could not be the sole reason that police wanted to find the family and get baby, at the least, seen by a doctor. From that point, then the family could have stopped being 'on the run' and got the baby into a proper home with proper hygiene, warmth etc.