My DD is 3 and she has some stomach/constipation issues. I finally got it under control by watching her diet carefully and making sure she gets enough fiber and fruit. Before we got this under control we had to go through painful enema treatments.
Everything has been going well except at family get togethers. My family thinks I am too hard on my daughter and sneak her sweets and junk behind my back. This always ends up with a constipation flare-up. At our last family gathering (we see each other about every three weeks) I told DD that she had to eat her applesauce to get cake. Well my family(3 members) pulled me in the kitchen and told me that I am embarrasing my daughter by telling her to eat applesauce and they will give her a piece of cake regardless of what she eats. While they were talking to me, my uncle was giving her mm's and eating her applesauce for her. They all know about the constipation issue but they don't think a little cake will make a difference. (even though I tell them it does. she can have treats but only after she eats the healthy stuff first)
Well after the last fiasco, I decided that I will not let them watch her during a meal time and when we are all together, I will leave if they pull this again. Well a situation is coming up where they are supposed to watch her for three hours (between 1-4 so there is no meal in there) but now they are saying they are going to eat during that time for my grandma's birthday. I asked them if they could wait to celebrate it until 4, but they say I am just messing everything up and making life harder on everyone. I am thinking about just hiring a sitter and that will make them mad too. I don't know what to do. Do you think I am out of line and I just can't see it?