Post # 16
I am very pro co-sleeping, but never would allow a child to do it, probably not someone other than myself. I would be beyond livid. I can’t imagine not telling you at the time in case LO needed to be watched for a concussion or other medical attention.
Post # 17
I’m shocked you haven’t gone into a full blown mama bear fit of rage and ripped out your SILs hair… I mean I know that’s juvenile but SERIOUSLY!?
keep your LO away from them, they’re clearly not the brightest (but don’t begrudge the 10 yo.)
Post # 18
I can’t get over the fact that they didn’t take your child to the hospital after finding the baby on the fricking floor.
Post # 19
Umm, wow, pretty much what all PP’s have already said. Also, I can’t believe the Mother-In-Law told the dad, thinking that he wouldn’t tell his own wife!
Public Service Announcement: Anything you tell to a married person is fair game to be told to their SPOUSE, whether you ask them to keep it quiet or not.
Post # 20
anon1234bee: I CANNOT BELIEVE they would let a 10 year old co-sleep with a newborn – are they freaking crazy?!?!?! I’m so pissed for you I can hardly stand it.
DID THEY THINK YOUR PRECIOUS BABY WAS A DOLL!?!?
Seriously, this makes me furious just reading it. And honestly I clicked on this thread totally expecting to comfort you because, you know, sometimes accidents happen and babies fall off beds or changing tables. I was expecting a story of a 4 month old who had just started rolling over, and somehow fell off a bed, and you’re beating yourself up feeling guilty about it. Instead we have a decietful SIL who is totally irresponsible and should never be allowed to be alone with your child again.
As angry as I am, at LEAST your Mother-In-Law finally told your husband what had happened. There’s no excuse for her waiting an entire week, but I understand that, knowing how irresponsible this is and what a rift it could cause within the family, she was trying to protect her own daughter and your relationship with the rest of your husband’s family. But WOW. Just wow.
Post # 21
Bad judgement followed by more bad judgement. A newborn should not be sleeping in a bed by him/herself no less with a ten year old.
What really bothers me though is the lack of respect your Mother-In-Law displayed towards you and the lack of concern for your child. She should have told you what ahppened so that you could bring the babes to the doctor or at least kept an extra careful eye on him/her to make sure he/she wasn’t concussed!
Post # 22
Holy crap! And why would she tell Darling Husband a week later (and not you?!) I’m pissed for you OP!
Post # 23
mrspereira: I’m 99.9% sure it means “little one”
Post # 24
Sheesh that’s terrible I would never leave your baby with them again! Clearly irresponsible and have no idea how to take care of a baby. I’m glad your LO is ok
Post # 25
I would also tell them that they need to treat you equally and tell YOU nt just Darling Husband behind your back- what a lack of respect – especially cause they waited a week!!! If damage had been done a week is TOO LONG
Post # 26
That they would put the baby with a 10 year old to sleep is appaling. Was it ignorance? Did they really think it’d be fine? I don’t know However, the fact that after a potentially serious fall they didn’t tell you? That’s completely unacceptable, as is any future “babysiting” by them.
Post # 27
This infuriates me. Disgusting behavior on many levels… I’m so glad everything is okay.
Post # 28
OP I’m appalled that family would do this. women with children should know better, hell any woman should know better!! My only thought is that maybe the 10 y/o got tired of being kicked or fussed at durring the night (or even got afraid of pushing LO off or rolling over on her) and put your LO on the floor herself? Did anyone ask her what happened?
Post # 29
I don’t even have kids and this really upset me.
Who on earth thinks it’s a good idea to let a 10 year old co-sleep with a newborn?! Thankfully, it seems like there’s no harm done, but man, something really bad could have happened. My friend’s sister just suffocated her newborn co-sleeping a few months ago; it’s a very tragic and real danger.
I would revoke babysitting privileges immediately.
Post # 30
There are SO many things wrong with this. First that they let an infant sleep in bed with a ten year old and they didn’t take the baby to the hospital. THEN they lied to you about nothing happening and then the Mother-In-Law showed a total lack of respect for you and didn’t have the decency to tell you face to face about what happened. They should never watch your child again and if I were you, I’d have a severe conversation with them.