My MIL and her partner have a large fish pond in their garden, it's at ground level and is not covered at all. I want MIL to 'baby proof' the pond somehow by covering with a grate, fencing it off or anything else that would prevent LO getting in there accidently and drowning. But she's point blank refusing to do anything about it, saying "it's ok we'll watch LO". This is just not good enough for me, babies and toddlers just move too fast. It only takes someone losing attention for a second and he could fall in or have escaped out of an open door to go and look at the fish. This has been a source of discussion since I first became pregnant and she is still refusing to do anything about it. LO's now getting closer to being able to crawl and summers only round the corner and MIL and her partner are already talking about BBQ's and sitting outside with LO on a picnic mat. I just can't take the risk, not with my son's life. So i've told OH that as soon as LO is able to crawl, we will not be going round there until the pond is baby proofed because MIL and her partner are so pushy, OH just gives in to them and I know I will get bullied into taking LO outside. Honestly, is this completely irrational? Also, what are people doing about ponds in yours or familes gardens? My parents are actually having their pond filled in at the moment because it's a risk they are not prepared to take.