My grandparents didn't listen to my rule about not giving my child cows milk: Advice?

If a grandparent is taking care of your child while you’re at work, and you ask that they only drink water and almond milk - no juices, cows milk, etc.) and you find out they have given your child cows milk, and she has diarrhea everywhere, what would you do? I’ve explained to her numerous times why I don’t want her drinking cows milk, but I also feel I shouldn’t have to justify my parenting decisions.

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The grandparents should never go above the mother. Did you provide the almond milk and they Outright did not give to the child?

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You are absolutely right you should not have to justify your parenting decisions.

Tell her the child is lactose intolerant they’d listen than.

Regardless of how anyone feels about your decision it’s your child so what you say goes. Period. Even if they don’t agree it’s not up to them!

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Give the child cows milk and THEN drop her off at gma’s.

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They should not be giving it to her but maybe it is all they had I would suggest that you talk to Grandma again and send her groceries you want them to give your child you can’t expect them to purchase separate groceries for when they babysit for you

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If after talking and explaining that the child gets ill with cows milk and they still don’t comply. Find someone else to watch your kid

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It’s your child. I just hope you’re supplying the milk you want her to have

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Send the child somewhere else?

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Its your baby. Find a new sitter.

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Grandparents would no longer be watching the child. They’re intentionally hurting the child & don’t care. That’s a problem.

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Pay for your child to go to childcare, if you don’t like what the grandparents are doing!

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I 2nd the comment to give the child cows milk then take to grandmas. Write a note on diaper and say. Product of cows milk :sweat_smile:

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My kid is lactose intolerant to cows milk. I’d be very angry bc that affects your child severely. My kid complains with his belly hurting & gets very uncomfortable when he drinks regular milk. That’s not fair to you or your child to go through that.

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Find a new babysitter seeing as she is intentionally harming your child

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As long as you supply the almond milk then they should give it to her

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Explain theyre hurting their grandchild by giving them something which youve Pacificly said not, maybe they just havent gasped the situation xx

More info is needed. Are you providing all the childs dietary needs while at the grandparents or are you telling them what to use but making them buy it all? I understand your wishes but if you are making them buy it all then youre going to have to accept that maybe they cant afford it and will then feed the child what they have available.

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Supply the almond milk and explain, again, that cows milk gives her explosive diarrea. If they continue, then find someone else to watch her.

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