How do I get my In-laws to stop trying to feed baby food she isn't ready for

Brianna - posted on 11/04/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My baby is 5 1/2 months and has been eating cereal since 4 months(our ped said to go for it). We've introduced sweet potatoes and yellow squash in the last two weeks, and are waiting before we introduce other foods because we know that some foods are not okay at this age and can cause problems. We've told my in-laws about this, yet they still try to feed our baby adult foods like soup or frosting and tell me that we should just let her taste some treats. It drives me nuts! How do I get them to respect our methods and stop trying to feed our baby adult food?

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Brianna - posted on 11/07/2012

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Thanks! I think I just need affirmation that it's not going to make me look uptight and pushy to say that. The hard thing is that I love my inlaws. They're such nice people, and we always have a great time together. It's hard to have to tell them this.

Elliot - posted on 11/05/2012

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You tell them she is your child and these are your rules. Tell them if they don't want to respect and follow them, then you'll stop bringing the baby around them. This is just the beginning of your inlaws thinking they can do whatever they want so I would make sure to put your foot down now so they know you will be making the rules for your child.

Liz - posted on 11/04/2012

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Tell them your rules and explain that if they cannot stick to them, then you won't be able to give them unsupervised time with your child.



I had the same issue with my father in law wanting to give alcohol, chocolate and honey to my daughter when she was 8 months old.

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