I just found out that my MIL who was in town for the day on Thursday gave my EBF 5 month old a giant tootsie roll to suck on when DH and I ran out for 15min to pick up dinner! WTF?!? Now my babies 1st food was nasty sugar/corn syrup/whatever!
And she KNEW that I wouldn't think that was OK when she did it! She told DH " "A" probably won't like it but I let the baby suck on a tootsie roll when you ran to the store."
I'm just in shock right now, seriously why the hell would you do something like that!? UGH!
Edit: Most of you seem to get why it made me mad if not I'll try to make it clear.
1. She KNEW I wouldn't be OK with it and did it anyway. Not cool at all.
2. Of all things to give her if you're going to do it anyway, a tootsie roll? Sorry but I think giving a baby candy is pretty idiotic.
3. That was my baby's "1st food experience" and she knew it, not only would I like to be present for that but there are a million other things I would chose to give her before a tootsie roll.
4. So it wouldn't be a big deal to some of you, so you wouldn't care, so you gave your 4 month old XY and Z. That's great. It is a big deal to me, I can respect that you wouldn't care why is it so hard to respect that I do care?
Those saying I'm over reacting? I posted this as a vent 5 minutes after DH told me, and THAT has been my only actual reaction so far. Haven't said a thing to MIL and don't plan on "cutting her out of our lives" over it lol.