30/08/2016 at 12:18
This is a PIL rant!
My PILs live in London, We live in Dorset so they come and visit about once a month since my son was born he's now 4.5 months old.
Yesterday we met up with them while they are staying local for a week holiday, We ended up going for lunch and all morning and during lunch we had repeated comments about weaning!
These included when they weaned their kids it was 3 months and then 4 months so why not just give him a chip to suck on. Me and H shared a pudding and why not just give him a bit of the icecream or sauce or one of the sweets that came with it! - Yes because thats reasonable food to offer a baby!
We also got comments about he's ready for weaning and hungry because he was noticing the food as it passed him..He only started doing this in the last few days, in my opinion he is no where near ready to start weaning and both me and H are keen to wait until the 6 month guidelines.
This isn't the first time when we had icecream at the beach when my son was 3 months old she said if we weren't there then she would of given him some icecream (Mr Whippy).
I think it stems from me breastfeeding because shes always asking when I am going to stop and use bottles etc, I am guessing she wants to give him a bottle, I have no intention to stop atm which my H supports.
Anyone else have this issue?
30/08/2016 at 13:11
Oh god, it doesn't end with the weaning - i promise you, your in laws will ALWAYS have their opinion on all of your parenting!!!
I have two kids and with my first, my mil was pushing the baby rice from 4 months (just pop it in her bottle, it'll help her sleep, we did that) - same thing with my second kid, both my mum and mil 'you should feed her, she just want's food'. Turns out, my second child REALLY didn't take to food until she was at least 8 months old.
I felt like everything i was doing was wrong, and both their constant opinions on how i should do stuff drove me mad - STILL DOES. But anyways, wanted to say i know what you're saying. Infurateing right!
30/08/2016 at 15:18
Oh no! I am glad they live a good 2.5hrs away so its not all the time!
I find it hard because my mum is older she understands if I say oh its changed its now this age she doesn't push any further but it was constantly all lunch time
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