Have any of you had unwanted parenting advice.? I have been getting a lot from a friend of mine. And out of everyone I know, I dont want her advice. When she has the baby by herself and her husband is at work, she considers it babysitting. She gives her baby a bottle every time he cries. She told me that he has had five, 8-ounce bottles in a hour period because all he did was cry. He is not even 3 months yet. And, she does this to him all the time. She will up and leave in the middle of the night to go out without telling her husband, Hey, I gotta go for bit...listen for him. So her husband wakes up with a crying baby and no wife to be found. There are many other things she does that I dont want to get into on here. I dont want her advice on what to do when my baby gets here. How can I tell her, please no more advice without making her upset with me?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:56 PM on Nov. 1, 2008 in Pregnancy
Is she a good friend? Because really, the last thing that you should be worried about is making this woman mad at you. Tell her to mind her own business and stick to her home front. When she is an expert at raising children, then she can give you advice. This (just so you know) happens to all mommies, for some strange reason other mommies feel that they have to give us advice. You have to tell them to bugger off, it's your baby, if you want help YOU'LL ASK! It's not rude, but the last thing you need is people telling you how they feel you should raise your baby. So tell them to back off and give you some room. They should be able to respect that.
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