Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" Please don't quote! With overbearing family? I've started thinking about it more and more. When my ... [snip!] ... to be the type that says "if you don't do it my way, you can't care for my child." I'm not going to hold that over their heads."
The way I look at it... Until they can respect me as a parent instead of treating me like their daughter/daughter-in-law/granddaughter that doesn't know any better, they're not to care for my son while I'm not around. They all need to realise that LO is my son and what I say goes, and they may have done things differently but they have to follow my style of parenting when it comes to my baby. My mother is already trying to get me to let her take my son for the night and he's ten days old! Also, I don't want him staying anywhere until his speech is good enough to tell us if anything happens, eg "nanna smacked me, gave me lollies, let me sit on my ass in front of the tv all day". It's safer that way. Plus my mother isn't the best parent in the world so I'm hesitant about letting her take him even then. So far I'm avoiding the subject, but when she mentions it I laugh and say "like hell, he's only ten days old".