This story is about a mother who strongly values consent and protecting her baby’s privacy. She prefers that only she and her partner change their 6-month-old baby’s nappy, but her mother-in-law (MIL) took it upon herself to change the baby without asking. The mother didn’t say anything at the time, but as her MIL becomes more overbearing, she’s getting closer to drawing a line.
I’m very keen on consent and protecting my baby’s privacy and prefer that only myself and my partner are the ones to change son’s nappy ( 6 months )
Obviously I understand if we’re not available due to nursery eventually or if someone else is babysitting then I’m happy for someone else to do it however this has not yet been the case.
a while ago my MIL was over and my baby started crying and rather than just give him back decided to take it upon herself to change him (I was standing right there) he continued crying throughout the change and she gave him back straight after but it annoyed me as it wasn’t her place to change him.
I didn’t say anything at the time when my son was 4 months and I was trying to be nice and friendly but starting to find her more overbearing and I’m getting close to drawing a line.
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