Heather - posted on 03/02/2012 ( 40 moms have responded )
My husbands brother and his girlfriend had a baby on September 20th, 2011. He is a happy healthy baby boy.
My problem is this. She will not allow anyone to hold him. Her mother isnt allowed to hold him unless she is standing right there. She has to be sitting, so she doesnt drop him. She doesnt allow my husbands brother to be by himself with the baby, at all. She doesnt feel he is a fit parent. He has been nothing but good to both of them. He adores his son. The baby was sick, very sick, and instead of letting him home with his father, she took him shopping with her. The baby isnt allowed to be out of her sight, at any time. He isnt allowed to take him to his mothers house, without her with him. My husbands brother was holding him at a family function, and he spit up on him, so he gave him to MY MOTHER IN LAW, (HIS MOM), AND THE BABYS OWN GRANDMOTHER, she caught him when she came fom the bathroom and threw a fit. My mother in law hasnt held him since. Is there something wrong with her, mentally? Or, is she just a very protective mommy? Please, if someone can give me advice, and let me know how to deal with her gently, please let me know. Thank you