Kerry - posted on 11/03/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have one month old twins and earlier in the week my MIL rang me to say that she and my father in law would be coming down on sunday to look after our boys because she thought it would be nice if I got out of the house. I thought this was nice but didn't feel the need to leave the house and felt a little un easy about it as I've seen them try to bottle feed them previously and it didn't go so well. I told my partner I didn't want to go out but when they showed up sunday morning we were pretty much forced out of our house, with my husband supporting my inlaws by just saying I have to get out of the house and that we need adult time together etc. So we did.... I explained everything they needed to do and they seemed fine.
We ended up coming home early to find the inlaws putting the boys to bed. They get a feed at 12pm and it was 12.30. They had both only drank about half of their bottles, and apparently were to tired for tummy time so they did not bother. The inlaws commented about how many times the boys had went their nappies while they were here and that the boys were hot. I went to go change the boys, my mother in law said that she did not want to change them into body suits because she didn't want to squeeze their heads through the neck hole. Their nappies were on them loosely both boys had them sliding off and their suits were wet.
I could not believe how my boys had been looked after. I then had to feed my boys, which they drank everything, burp and then play with them which then threw their routine out for the rest of the night.
My husband then had to listen to me rant after they left because I was so angry which he understood but hated listening to at the same time. Needless to say they will not be looking after them alone for a long time but I'm not looking forward to when they try to look after them again because they don't like being told no.