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post #21 of 25
Hey, you know one day these grandparents that don't change diapers may need someone to change their diapers. :LOL
post #22 of 25
I don't think it's fair to slam people who don't want to change diapers. If it's grandparents, they have changed their fair share of diapers and maybe they don't want to do a second round of it. If their diapers need changing at some point they have already earned our help. Be gentle. BUT if someone is not willing to change diapers they have to let the parent know, fer gawd's sakes, before they are entrusted with the care of a diaper wearing person.
post #23 of 25

INLAWS

IT COMES WITH THE TERRITORY IF THEY WONT OR CANT THEN THEY CANT HAVE THE BABY. THATS AWFUL. EXPLAIN THE IMPOTANCE OF A CLEAN BOTTOM TO THEM. THAT IS BORDERLINE ABUSE IN MY EYES MY MIL CHANGES EVEN THE NASTIEST OF POOPS. GOOD LUCK.
post #24 of 25
This brings back memories, grrr.

When Dd was 10 days old my ILs came to visit. MIL INSISTED that a new mom needs to get out of the house. Impressionable new mom that I was, I actually agreed to let her take me to Wholefoods for an hour.

My heart was breaking as she tucked Dd into a little baby chair gift we'd been given, and FIL sat on the couch across from the chair. I explained to him how to use the cloth diapers, and he said, "Oh, I'll just let it wait until you get back."

I almost said, "that's it, I'm not going." Instead, I said, "When you're ancient and senile I'll change your diaper if we're alone and you need it, I expect you to treat my daughter with the same courtesy." He actually took a look at the diaper, figured out where the velco attached, so I felt like I could leave.

I used MIL's cell phone to call him when we got to the store, and he said that Dd had made a Huuuuuuge explosive poop - and that he had changed it.

Aside: I was so glad to get home that day, I NEVER let anyone talk me into leaving Dd "for my own good" ever again.

But what it comes down to is no diaper changes, no baby. If grandparents feel like they've changed enough diapers in their life, they can enjoy the baby while parents are around, but cannot babysit.
post #25 of 25
My dad watches Christopher in the afternoons and he will change diapers all afternoon long, if need be. However the second either my mom or I walk in the door, he refuses to change diapers anymore for the rest of the day. He won't even take him alone on the weekends because he "doesn't change diapers" I know he is fully capable because he is always bragging about how "Christopher had a really bad messy diaper and I changed it" </gruff old man voice> He just doesn't like to if he doesn't have to.
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