My sil left her 3 month old with me and he was so fussy and crying. I called once and she said she'd be back soon and that it was a little past his feeding time, but she thought he'd be okay. an HOUR later I called and she didn't answer. 2 hours later she still wasn't around and I tried to call (no answer) but her son was SCREAMING. I found some formula from a sample from when I had my daughter (don't worry, it wasn't expired) and fed him 2 oz just to tide him over. He stopped screaming and was much happier, but you could tell he was still a little hungry.
When she got home she freaked out, and told me I had no right. She told me she was only going to be gone 1 hour-but she was gone 4+ hours. I could tell her baby was starving. What else was I supposed to do?
If you were the sil would you be mad at me?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:59 PM on Mar. 31, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by canadianmom1974 at 11:04 PM on Mar. 31, 2009
Answer by ABPeterson at 11:05 PM on Mar. 31, 2009
Breast Fed.. or Formula.. wouldn't matter.. Why didn't she leave you something to feed him just in case? She should be mad at herself for being irresponsible.
you did the right thing as far as I'm concerned. i formula fed mine.. and she only takes 2 maybe 3 bottles thru the day.. but.. I always fix 4 for the babysitter - and leave extra formula in the diaper bag - just in case something comes up.
Mom should have known better than to leave baby with NOTHING.
Answer by 4xmommy2008 at 11:06 PM on Mar. 31, 2009
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