I'm posting here because DH and I haven't decided whether we are doing selective/delayed vaxing or forgoing vaxing altogether... probably the former.
Anyway, I have never had any intention of discussing our choices (not circumcising, delaying or not vaxing, etc) with my parents (or with anyone, really), but they have repeatedly brought up both of these issues. Tonight, my mom mentioned that my sister said to her that I wasn't convinced I was going to vaccinate (I don't even remember saying this to her) and my mom said "You're not really considering not vaccinating, are you?" I didn't even want to discuss it... I just said "I'm doing research." She went OFF. She said I was endangering someone else's life ("It's not even YOUR life you're endangering, it's someone else's!" -- um, ok, but it's my JOB to make these decisions for my baby!), and that I "shouldn't question 21st century medicine."
I mostly stayed quiet and responded as little as possible. Like I said, I am NOT INTERESTED in discussing this with her. I know how she feels, I know how my dad feels, they think it's dangerous and insane not to vax on schedule, and I think it's dangerous and insane TO vax as much as babies are these days, and we simply will not agree on this. That's ok.
But I know them, and they will continue to bring it up...
I'm so upset right now.
How do you deal with family who don't agree with your parenting choices? That question is pretty huge and answering it would take way too long, so just stick to how you deal with family's reactions to your vaxing choices...