(Closed) How can I tell my SIL I don't need her help?!

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

Your SIL has the best of intentions and the crying baby isn’t something she can control so I would be very kind. “Hey, I want to let you know how much it means to me that you’re here to help. I really, really appreciate knowing you’ll be there for me like this! However I really don’t think I’m getting enough rest with [baby]’s crying, and I don’t want you to feel stretched too thin between taking care of me and taking care of [baby]. Would it be okay if we figure out another schedule that works for both of us? Maybe coming over for a couple hours every other day would be a better fit and give you a break.”

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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Fall_In_Love22:  Can someone else help? If you’re under strict orders then you really shouldn’t be lifting DD yet.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I would see if anyone else could help so that you can graciously thank her for her help then get her out of there. If no one is available i would talk to hubbyand see what other options are!  Perhaps you can hire help for a few weeks. 

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