(Closed) Anyone scared of leaving your child with MIL?

posted 8 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Anyone scared of leaving your child with MIL?
    Yes, explain why : (42 votes)
    33 %
    No : (60 votes)
    47 %
    Sometimes : (22 votes)
    17 %
    Its my parent(s) that we're or I am afraid of : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Totally hypothetical because I don’t have kids, but I think I would be completely fine leaving my children with her.  I love her to pieces and she raised 3 wonderful children whom I adore.

    Post # 4
    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    My husband agrees, she takes pain pills for her back, smokes and also isn’t supposed to lift anything over 20lbs (because of the condition that requires the pain pills).  He said that there is no way he would leave any future children with her alone, I agree.


    Post # 5
    7851 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    No.  I trust his mom completely.  Why do you feel that way?

    Post # 7
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am not worried to leave my kids with his mother, she is great! I am terrified of my mother being anywhere near my children, she is too much sometimes.

    Post # 8
    1086 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Well they are no longer my in laws but my daughters grandparents, I wouldn’t let keep her. When they did I would find cigarette ashes in her crib, walked in a few times on her smoking marijuana with my daughter in her arms, even once walked in (I was living with them while he was deployed and I was still in college so they would watch her while I went to class) and they had about 7 people in the living room smoking up a storm passing around joints while my 2 month old daughter was literally screaming in her crib. To top it all off, they invited a couple who tested positive for TUBERCULOSIS to stay in the home for over a week before even telling me about the TB. We all had to get tested a few times.

    I moved out after the TB scare and never let them watch her again. Glad to be away from that coo-coo family

    Post # 10
    5272 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I dont have any children yet but I kind of feel the same way..I’m not sure I wouldnt let it happen but I’m afraid they would feed my child junk food because they eat very unhealthy and me and my fiance are very healthy! I also do not want someone doing things “there own way” with my child I will not let htat happen!

    Post # 11
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Right now I dont have any children but I don’t think I would. She raised two great kids and she is a great person but she also said that she is not afraid to spank my future children and I am not okay with that.

    Post # 12
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    NO!!!!!!!! I will NOT be leaving my future children alone with Future Mother-In-Law. No particular reason why, I just know I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing so.

    Post # 13
    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would trust her more than my Mom cuz my Mom is sort of kooky. For example- she and my sister (who is the spittin replica of my Mom) wouldn’t let my niece look at a screen, including iphones & ipads for the first year of her life because “it would damage her brain development”. If I ever have kids my Mom can watch them occasionally but only my Future Mother-In-Law would be allowed a hand in raising them.

    Post # 14
    6887 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have no qualms about leaving munchkin with DH’s parents at all. His mom has 12 brothers/sisters she had help take care of them when she was a child herself. She has 6 other grandchildren besides our son. All of whom she has taken care/babysit for a duration of time.  She is a special education teacher.  Darling Husband father is a retired math teacher.  So nope no qualms at all

    Post # 16
    6887 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @danicalifornia:  there is some truth to that actually. A child should not be watching tv/computer screens the first year of life.  Not that we follow that with my son…

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