(Closed) Would you let your baby call MIL mama?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
3003 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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newbie1123 :  Absolutely hell no. Mama and Dada are usually the baby’s first words (because they are so easy to say- there’s a reason those sounds or variations of them, like papa, mean mom and dad in many different languages). She can pretty much be called anything else besides Mama, Mommy or Mom, in my opinion.

Post # 3
13943 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah no.  Not cool.

Post # 4
7798 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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newbie1123 :  Well, you’re the mama so nope. How about Nana? Mimi? Grammy? Grandma? Plenty of options other than Mom or Mama. If she asks again just reminder her that your child already has a mother…

Post # 5
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2004

My Mother-In-Law is awesome but I’m Mama.  No way would I be okay with that.

Post # 6
10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Hell no. YOU are the baby’s mother, mama, mom, mommy, and any other term of endearment that means mother. I would have laughed in my MIL’s face if she asked me something so ridiculous.

Maybe your DH doesn’t get it because the baby isn’t here yet but how would he feel if his child called someone else dad? It’s great that he’s willing to back you but I’d be lying if I said that I wouldn’t be annoyed if my DH thought it wasn’t a big deal. I feel like he must be purposefully being obtuse, because I don’t know anyone who would be okay with that.

Post # 8
7638 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Heck no. Mama is too close to Mummy (or Mommy if you’re in North America).

On the bright side, she can’t really win this one. Unless she spend an awful lot of time child minding, baby will pick up what you say, e.g. “We’re going to Grandma’s today”, “Say hi to Grandma” etc. We distinguished grandparents by also using their first names when necessary, e.g. “Grandma Sue” and “Grandma Carol”.

Post # 9
4233 posts
Honey bee

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newbie1123 :  

“Mama So-n-so”? Sure. “Mama”? Nope.


Post # 10
197 posts
Blushing bee

Oh, hell no.

Post # 11
7425 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

No way, not a chance!

Post # 12
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

No way!!!

Post # 13
3434 posts
Sugar bee

These women who have raised adult children and want to be mommy again BLOW MY MIND. And freak me out.

Post # 14
985 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015


And I say this even though I grew up calling one of my grandfathers “Papa”.

Post # 15
1274 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Nope nope nope. 

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