Never be afraid to have a bit of you time especially if you have a partner. It's hard to hand your baby over to someone else but in the long run it's good for you to have time for yourself and it helps keep your relationship strong
I don't think some people will like mine... but after two kids, and lots of unnecessary tears...
Remember your mom and your OH's mom raised you and your OH. Their methods may not be the same as yours, but arguing over the baby isn't going to get anyone anywhere.
They do love your baby, they do love their kids, and they do want the same thing as you do... what's best for the baby.
Ultimately the choices are yours, but letting gramma have her way once in a while won't hurt LO, and will go a long way in allowing her to feel part of the process.
Please note: I certainly do not support child abuse, or complete giving over of care to gramma. Use your common sense... ya know?
For instance, my mother knows I breastfeed Sharlotte. My mother was never able to breastfeed her babies very long for various reasons... no support being at the top of the list - so she just gave up. Now that I'm breastfeeding (she did this with LO #1 too) at 4 months old she believes "it's time for SOLID FOOD dangit!" "Your brother had solid food from 3 weeks old for goodness sake!"
The other day she slipped some icecream to Sharlotte (Icecream of all things!? ) I just held my tongue... No use getting into an argument. It wasn't a lot, and she's a gramma. I know my gramma did lots of stuff my mom didn't like ...
Margerle - i no exactly where your coming from, me and my mum are very close and she helps me loads with maddi, since the day she was born (she was there at the birth) she comes over and looks after her while i wash my hair or do the ironing. it's great, and if they can, they can be fab support
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