Don't feel bad if you have to say "Stop, he's not ready for solid food, and when he is, we're not going to start with cake/ice cream/fast food/etc." Or even if you have to catch hold of someone's hand- in a gentle but firm way- to stop the cake from going into the baby's mouth. And allowing someone to hold your baby isn't the same as giving them license to stick their cake-y fingers- which may be clean or may not have been washed since Tuesday- into his mouth.
Originally Posted by @llli*jessruff
If you happen to see this lady again, you might want to bring the issue up (as long as doing so isn't detrimental to your mom's work situation, or your potential ability to go back to work there, if that's what you want). I wouldn't be afraid to say "Hey, last week you gave my baby some cake. I should have expressed more clearly that I am really not ready for him to have solid foods. So if we run into that situation again, please ask me if it's okay before giving him anything to eat, okay?"
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