14 month olds should not be chewing gum right???
Ok I have an issue that is annoying the hell out of me. DH & I had SS for summer vacation, an entire month. DH mom is living with us at the moment as well. So I caught her giving SS who is 14 months old gum! From what I understand gum in small quantities is harmless. But I don't call 5 sticks of gum that are chewed then swallowed a small quantity. So in a very nice way I said to her "I don't think giving him gum is a good idea, isn't it bad for him?" she replied "a little gum won't hurt".
I didn't press the issue I wasn't trying to be rude so I left it alone. Then I had a word with DH about, maybe he will feel more comfortable telling his mom something. But ofcourse being the mommas boy that he is, he won't tell her anything that would spoil her fun in being the sweet grandma to SS. So I text BM & told her if she's ok with her child having gum, she said yeah, the she gave permission to grandma to feed him candy is what she said. & I told BM you do realize I mentioned gum right, & with her smart ass she replied it's candy isn't.
I maybe overstepping my boundaries but I am not okay with him having gum. It has changed his eating habits & doesn't seem to want real food anymore. He's going to bed a lot later, & he used to sleep through the night now he wakes up about 3 times wanting milk. I think it's due to the extra sugar & he goes to bed pretty much on an empty stomach so he must get hungry through the night. He is also way more crankier.
What should I do, should I ignore it? Am I over reacting? Is gum really harmless, because I seem to be the only one with a problem? If I shouldn't ignore it, how do I get grandma to stop giving him gum in a way that doesn't hurt her feeling & I don't her to tell me that I'm over stepping my boundaries?
P.S. she gave him at least 5 sticks of gum daily for about 20 days out of tge month we had him. & he swallowed every single one of them. :jawdrop: