Khadijah - posted on 02/03/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
Ok, so there has only been 4 people that I have allowed to watch my twin girls who will be 2yrs old in a couple of days....their Nana and Grandpa, their other Grandma, and their Great Aunt who is well into her 60's. For the most part they have all been mindful of how I choose to feed them, which is as natural as possible. No artificial flavors, colors, no added sugar or salt, preservatives, etc. However, their Nana and Grandpa sometimes buys them things and either try to give it to them at their house or they will stop by and drop things off for them. I know they mean well so of course I thank them for whatever they bring but Ialso don't want them wasting their money on things that I don't feed them. For instance....I give my girls either the Stoneyfield organic yogurt (YoToddler/YoBaby) or I give them the Simply Gogurt when the Stoneyfield is sold out. Thier Nana and Grandpa will buy them the Trix yogurt which has artificial colors and flavors. I'm sure all they are seeing is a colorful yogurt made for kids. I've once told them that I give them the Stoneyfield, but I do realize that some of the products I buy are more expensive, so would it be right to ask them to buy the more expensive products as I do or do I just smile and say "Thank you" like I've been doing?? Mind you this isn't all the time. During the summer they stop by with fresh fruit for them and the other day they brought them some delicious 100% natural apple sauce that the girls LOVED!!!
I don't want to hurt their feelings because I know they love their grandbabies soooo much!