My LO is just 7 months old, we've been doing BLS and some spoon feeding for about 6 weeks. He has tried avocado, banana, sweet potato, apple/blueberry purée, steamed pears, peas, plain yogurt, rice rusks, broccoli, carrots and cheese. He only eats about 1 tbsp per day. Problem is my In-laws (who dont live nearby) seem bent on stuffing him full of junk when they see him. For example, at his 6 month "birthday" (which was also MIL's birthday) they got a cake, to which I said "fine, but LO will not be eating it, he can have some birthday banana" they seemed okay with it, but then started to cut him a piece anyhow. When I said NO again, FIL said, "oh he can just play with it and we will take a picture", and grandma said, "we will just give him some icing then". When i said NO again they stopped asking, but acted like i was some kind of big meany for refusing to give my 6 month old a piece of store bought, chemical laden cake. I had even introduced solids a week early in order to appease their apparent need to feed him during our visit, but they showed no interest in feeding him anything healthy.
They keep going on about how he will be able to eat so much more at christmas when we stay with them, and last night when they talked to Dh on skype MIL's BF was raving about how much fun it is going to be to give him spoonfuls of jelly and watch him go!
I have explained to them how and why I don't feed LO junk, but they seem to be deaf on this topic. MIL is reasonable, but always waits until I have said NO to the others several times before backing me up, and she seems to find it amusing.
It is making me really angry, and I don't want to have to spend all my visits playing food police.
Sorry for the rant, I appreciate any suggestions on how to deal with this.