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People commenting on my choices as a parent! Lock Rss

Bloodly hell,

I am sick and tired of people commenting on my parenting and tell me that I am making the wrong desions!

I have had a number of rude women comment me at the supermarket tell me that the gold is much better for babies!yes i know that but my son is better on plan old newborn, no gold!

I have been told that i shouldnt give my son a dummy. Well that is my choice not yours!!!

Then the other week, my partners sister inlaw we telling me off because i am not breastfeeding anymore then she walked over and just picked travis out of my arms (didnt ask) and said "well arent you a skinny little baby because your not getting boob milk!"
WTF! I couldnt breastfeed anymore because he wasnt getting enough and he weighs the perfect amount for his age!

I am just really over people commenting!

Thanks for reading

p.s. I have dinner with glenns sister inlaw tomorrow night and i have warned glenn that if she takes travis off me again or comments like that again, I will either punch her or leave.
Unfortunately as frustrating as it is you are going to have people commenting on your parenting choices for the rest of your child rearing years. Whether it be about breastfeeding or curfews.

I have my own opinions, as we all do, but i choose to keep them to myself unless i am asked.

You could either just politely put these people back in their place or choose to bite your tongue and ignore it. I use both these methods, depending on who has made the comment and how much it has upset me.

It is hard i know, but try to rise above it and not let it upset you smile
Yep some people are just rude. My son is 2 and i still get comments but mine are the opposite my DS is 2 and a big boy so i always have people commenting bout food and his weight. I don't always hold my tongue tho as we've been and seen a paed and he's just a big boy. Congrats for not punching SIL other day and holding your tongue. I have learnt some people are trying to give advice and just word it wrong but others are plain rude. Goodluck with dinner and i'm ure your a wondewrfyul mum so don't let their comments get you down.
I think people just love to think they know better.

My in-laws love to give unwanted advice, now i just walk away half way through what there saying, i really dont care what they have to say

Oh and GHB...and i would love to see her face if you do actually punch her!!
There's nothing wrong with a dummy! If by a baby doing something natural.. eg sucking, why not give them something to suck on? As for not breast feeding, as long as a baby is feeding does it matter? Formula takes longer to digest then breast milk...WHAT A COW!!!!
I am a fond believer in Karma.
I would just ignore the comments, you know that your a good mum and your baby is healthy and is being well cared for so thats all that matters, but i know what you mean by comments i havn't even had mine yet and my sil who has not had a baby is giving me advice and told me off for helping dh paint the bedroom, she had the nerve to ask to be at the birth i had a laugh and said no, just shrug it off some people just can't help them selfs




Bloodly hell,

I am sick and tired of people commenting on my parenting and tell me that I am making the wrong desions!

I have had a number of rude women comment me at the supermarket tell me that the gold is much better for babies!yes i know that but my son is better on plan old newborn, no gold!

I have been told that i shouldnt give my son a dummy. Well that is my choice not yours!!!

Then the other week, my partners sister inlaw we telling me off because i am not breastfeeding anymore then she walked over and just picked travis out of my arms (didnt ask) and said "well arent you a skinny little baby because your not getting boob milk!"
WTF! I couldnt breastfeed anymore because he wasnt getting enough and he weighs the perfect amount for his age!

I am just really over people commenting!

Thanks for reading

p.s. I have dinner with glenns sister inlaw tomorrow night and i have warned glenn that if she takes travis off me again or comments like that again, I will either punch her or leave.

I have learnt after my last 2 that people are incredibly rude....well, some anyway. My son had a feeding tube...I actually had people point, laugh and tap their friends on the sholder to have a look as well.... My God, look out! Good luck with the dinner :0)
People comment all the time. To everyone. I have taken to retorting back now. And having a very stern 'I mean business tone'. If I don't want them picked up, it is just a NO, he is asleep, leave him be,etc... You'll have to practice the voice for when your little one grows up anyways smile People are banging on to me at the moment, how will you cope with a third, etc... I ask if they regretted their children? They go a bit red.
Also does the gold formula make him spew? A lot of the ladies on here it sems to do that... Just say "It makes him vommit! Would you prefer I make him vommit every feed???". Something along those lines I guess.
I was at a supermarket buying some baby food for my outing bag. I really did make pretty much all of my baby food, rarely bought purees. This old fat woman on a walking stick berated me for doing so. I said I thought she should loose some weight, then she might not need a stick and be able to walk better. Then said see, not nice when people make judgements about other people eh? Her husband told her off and she went beetroot red. Pissed me off man, ruinned my day! But no point me having a heat attack over some douchebage that can't keep their mouth shut. Hope everythings going well for you.
The only crap I copped was from a midwife regarding bf..they sure know how to make you feel bad! <img src='https://www.huggies.com.au/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' />
Gee some people can be a bloody know-it-all a$$wipes roll eyes
ahhhhh soooooo annoying!
I would say I'm his mum its my job to worry about things like that not yours!

I find that people who are the most judgey judgey and who have the most 'helpful' (annoying, condescending) advice are actually the last people who are around when it matters.

eg..
Was your SIL there to support you while you were having trouble with bf? doubt it. Are all those people who frown on your use of a dummy there to help you at 4 in the morning when your ds wont go to sleep without it? no way!
Therefore they have no right to make you feel this way.

You know your kid better than them and you know whats best.

Best of luck with not punching anyone wink
People can be so cruel. As long as your baby is happy and healthy that is all that matters. Next time someone comments tell them you know what is best for your baby.
If it helps all three things that people have commented on I do the same. Since a month old I have bottlefed my daughter on plain S-26 and given her a dummy and she is happy and putting on weight.
You're a good Mum don't let people make you feel bad- put them in their place.

I have learnt after my last 2 that people are incredibly rude....well, some anyway. My son had a feeding tube...I actually had people point, laugh and tap their friends on the sholder to have a look as well.... My God, look out! Good luck with the dinner :0)


That is horrible I can't believe people would say that! I'm gobsmacked it's obvious your child had a problem with feeding why would someone joke about that?!
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