TAKING CARE OF MY CHILD DOES NOT MEAN I’M SPOILING HIM!

I apologize for the caps, but I felt they were warranted.

I am soooooooo SICK of the well-meaning (?) people who tell me I’m spoiling my child because I don’t keep him strapped in his car seat or crying in a crib.  I’m also sick of the people who tell me I’m spoiling him because he likes being held.  WTH?!? What does that mean?  Am I not supposed to hold my baby?

So here’s my thought: think before you speak.  I sincerely ask all those “parenting experts” to think before they open their mouths to openly criticize my parenting style.  And unless you’ve got a fantastic kid, should you really be telling my that my actions are wrong?

How do you all handle these know-it-alls? In the beginning I would simply smile and change the subject.  But lately I’ve had to physically bite my tongue to keep from sniping back.  Ughhhh!

Thank you for allowing me to rant.