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MIL keeps trying to give DS solids!

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abi2790 Mon 25-Mar-13 15:14:42

So today I found her feeding him Milky Bar! She keeps telling me to give him baby rice and rusks! He is 16 weeks old and I know he isn't ready for solids yet. Plus he is EBF. She bottle fed her children and filled them up with baby rice, etc and she thinks the same will work for my DS. I don't want to shout but it is really testing my patience now that she thinks she knows better for my son! Will the chocolate have done him any harm? It was only a tiny bit and he did seem to love it but now he won't eat but I think that's cos he's tired.

Aaarrrggghhh thanks for letting me rant!

WishIdbeenatigermum Mon 25-Mar-13 20:01:12

How come you're with her so much?

MissingMyMarbles Mon 25-Mar-13 20:57:45

What Humphry said - I would be livid at the situation and arrogance.

UniqueAndAmazing Mon 25-Mar-13 21:21:28

thrn your dh's stance of ignoring it isn't working.
tell himto man up and tell her (his mum) to butt out.

jessebuni Tue 26-Mar-13 08:23:59

I have a MIL like this. Drives me nuts and so I hardly we take my children over to see her which annoys my husband. But when I say my toddler isn't allowed crisps or sweets because he's been naughty today and he comes home with a Lilly pop in his mouth and a packet of skips in his lap I'm livid! My daughter is now 9months and has never had formula always BF on demand. I started giving her solids at 17weeks because she has always been big for her age in weight and length and had started trying to steal food off of our plates. She also had 4 teeth by then too. Different babies are ready at different times, some babies may not e ready for solids until 6months+. A little bit of chocolate as others have said isn't likely to hurt him but yes I would be livid that she completely ignores you and does what she wants. My MIL goes on an on about how selfish I am for BFing because it means she's tied to me. And for Christmas bearing in mind my DD wasn't even 6 months she got her a massive selection box of chocolate! Not just a packet of chocolate buttons or something that I could maybe just give her one of a whole selection box! Not really an appropriate gift is it?! And the last time we all visited because it was her birthday sigh I really try to avoid going there lol - she sat with 8 month old DD on her lap feeding her a whole packet of crisps!!! I'm sorry but no wonder every one of her 4 children has always been overweight my DH included. I say stand your ground, perhaps try to avoid shouting unless its a last resort but I would reiterate to your partner that what she is Doig is making you feel like you're a bad mum when you're not. And her undermining you isn't acceptable because it is YOUR baby. If she can't listen to you try to avoid seeing her!

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