So usually I enjoy chatting with my folks and they adore my son, but we got into it a bit this week and now I feel awkward about going to visit them for a week over thanksgiving with my LO, DH is coming too, but only for the holiday weekend. Anyway, it just seems like they don't get anything that I do with my son, and think that I just have no clue! Maybe I am over reacting, but I felt very criticized, and didn't really know how to respond to them. They were going on about how my LO has a lovely crib in his nursery and why doesn't he sleep in there?? We cosleep and I am happy with that for now, he will have plenty of time to sleep in his own bed. But they seem to think I am overly soft and coddling him, when he should be, as they put it, "able to sleep by himself and learning how to be alone!"? They seem to disregard that he has reflux and barely slept at all his first two months. they went on to tell me that when we are at their house we ought to put him to sleep in another room and that he would sleep better that way. They think he should only wake once or twice maximum per night and think that somehow by sleeping in bed with him, I am waking him up and disturbing his sleep. However, I know that he wakes me up, not the other way around! They think I should let him cry, and say that they did that with me and I turned out fine. They also don't understand why I don't give him formula or why I use cloth diapers (which I don't at their house bc my mom doesn't like them and wouldn't want me to wash them in her nice new washing machine). Even though I am more comfortable BF and cloth diapering. They also don't seem to understand that my baby has reflux and small, frequent meals are better on his tummy. They think I hold him too much, feed him to much and generally coddle him. They say he has me trained. He is only 3 months old! I love my parents, but think that they are just wrong about these things, and wish they would leave me alone about it. I feel like they just want me to do things to make my son more "convenient" but he is a high needs baby and I recognize that. I am not ok with letting him cry, forcing him to space out his meals, making him sleep alone in another room when I know he can't resettle himself, ect. Anyone else have unsupportive family? What did you do? They make me feel like they think I am an idiot and have no clue about parenting and just do things the way I do because I am not educated about "better" ways of caring for a baby. In reality, I have read parenting books and chose to use AP because I think that is most natural and better for my son. Please tell me I am not crazy or a bad mother for being gentle with my son...?