What to do about in-laws that won't follow my rules?
First of all, this is not an occasional treat I am talking about. This has been going on since my daughter was three weeks old and they tried to sneak rice cereal in her bottle. At three months old they started with the juice and the solid food. I asked them repeatedly not to per doc's orders (really) but continued to find baby juice in the garbage and chunks in her formula. It only got worse when she began to eat real food. Now she expects a cookie every time she walks through the kitchen.
I don't give my daughter juice because her pediatrician specifically recommends against it. It is all sugar and empty calories. She eats plenty of fruit for vitamins and also takes a toddler multivitamin everyday.
Finaly, I do not "take advantage" of their free babysitting. I have a job that allows me to bring my daughter with me, so I rarely ask for...
Once again, I am not a food nazi. I am all about letting kids be kids, but I want to also instill healthy habits in her now so that when she does have to make choices for herself hopefully they will be healthy ones. Family medical history includes diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. and that's just one generation.