Sigh, my mom
I posted a few weeks ago that I asked my mom to join Moms.com. She was just here over the past weekend and holiday, and I asked her again, and she replied, "You don't take my advice; why would anyone else?"
My mom says I should wean my daughter off of breastfeeding. I disagree, and my goal is to nurse her until she is at least two.
My mom says I should turn my daughter's car seat around to be front-facing because her legs are scrunched up. I tell her that numerous studies, not to mention our pediatrician, says that car seats should be rear-facing until at least two. She retorts, "You just don't want to do it because I said so."
Upon bringing my newborn home from the hospital, my mom wanted me to literally stick her under the faucet to wash her. I did not trust that my water would stay a constant temperature, so I opted to sponge-bathe her.
My mom swears by washing a baby's behind in the sink after every poo. I prefer wipes, and Maddie does not suffer from any bad reactions from the wipes.
I'm really reaching back to think of every time I have done something different than what she advised...and this is all I come up with. Three are safety-related, one is preference and not harmful, but she obviously takes it very personally! To contrast, my mother-in-law gives advice only when asked, and if she disagrees, I honestly have never heard it from her. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around? lol
Has anyone else had to deal with anything like this? I'm nonplussed.