I need to preface this post by saying my in-laws are wonderful and awesome...totally adore them! Ok, now I can vent about the boneheaded things they did to my baby this weekend!
My in-laws babysat DD for us this Saturday while we went to a concert. I gave lots of helpful tips for taking care of her if she was fussy or for giving her a bottle, but apparently I wasn't specific enough. I came home and MIL said everything went awesome. Then she tells me that DD only took an ounce of the bottle so she put it in the fridge and then reheated it again an hour later even though there was a second bottle in there for her just for that reason. I would never do this because of potential bacteria and I never reheat our food twice, so why would I do that with breastmilk?
Then I look at the monitor to see how she was sleeping and all I see is a big fluffy comforter and no baby. I run upstairs to find that MIL covered the baby with the decorative comforter that came with the bedding. It had been on the other side of the room because we NEVER use it. It was completely covering her face and body! Cue mild panic attack as I dig my baby out from the cottony nightmare and slip her into her halo sack.
Is it just me or are these really common sense things not to do? Next time I will be very specific so I come home to a non-smothered child!