How do you deal with family that is upset about you not baptising your babies? Religion is a very touchy subject with my family. Except for my brother they're all Christian. When I was younger, I was a Christian, and even then I always thought it was wrong to baptise babies since they can't make a commitment to God (not shaming those of you who are baptising your babies, this is just my belief about the matter). Now I'm an agnostic, and my fiance is an athiest. My family is pretty intolerant of people with different beliefs (my brother is also an agnostic and he gets tons of crap for it), so I have never really bothered telling them that I don't share theirs. Its never really been much of an issue before.Well, my son is coming up on 10 weeks old, so somebody is going to bring up the subject of baptism soon. My fiance and I agreed long before Dean was born that we wouldn't baptise him just to please our families. When I tell them we aren't baptising Dean, there's undoubtedly going to be some tantrum throwing and hurt feelings. How do I deal with my family when this happens, and get them to respect the fact that I don't want to raise my son the way they raised my brother and me?
I feel like a total dumbass for having to ask this, but how do you keep babies from hurting your ear piercings? My son tried to pull my hoop ear rings a couple of weeks ago, so I put in small studs. Today I was holding him while he was crying, and he slammed his head into the side of mine. I got stabbed by all three of the ear rings in that ear, and he made one poorly healed piercing bleed (that's what I get for using a gun on scar tissue right below the cartilage).