hi regina, its really unfortunate that your mum is very traditional and stubborn thinking. i guess senior citizen tinkings are really hard to change. my grandma who had passed away also always add msg inside all food that she cook and my auntie who live with her and got her cooking skills from my grandma also add msg. i can only tell you bear with it coz really no choice. close 1 eye .. or what you can do is ask the pediatrician is it safe for baby to consume minimal MSG .. if really cant then ask the pediatrician to tell your mum right in her face next time you go visit the pediatrician.
if you quarrel everyday with your mum n your baby now is at the sponge stage, means they will take in watever they see their parents do, next time your baby will also learn to talk back at you.
from what you told me, you r living with your mum or your mum is taking care of yoiur baby but not living together? if living with your mum, then really hard to ask them change their pattern coz they have been doing the same ting for decades.
maybe instead of asking your mum wear mask which she refuse, y not let your baby wear mask? if mountain dont move, we move ..
living with senior citizen in the same roof and also with a baby is real tough coz they have their own way of how to take care of baby (usu is very old orbi ways which are no longer useful) and we have our own way to look after our baby so conflicts are unavoidable. only ting we can do is REN .. and REN.. and REN .. ren until cant ren then explode then go back to REN again .. haha
i am living 1 level below my in law (same block) and both of them are always trying ways to interfer with how me n my hubby take care of my son, they always also publicly critize my breast milk .. i also bo bian .. REN .. ren until yest cant REN then explode at home and vent my frustrations on my hubby ..
sigh .. and the ironic ting is .. they always give their "fruitful" advices then ask them babysit my son, then all sorts of stupid lame reasons come out .. so i had no choice but to hire a babysitter living in the same block as us to look after my son when i go back work.
and you know what .. my mother in law went to befriend tis babysitter to explain why she cant look after her grandson .. and gossip with the babysitter .. i wonder if my mother in law will secretly go visit the babysitter in future and provide her "teachings" and ask the babysitter to follow .. sigh .. but i cant forsake my job .. so have to take tings as they come.
i truely admire those who can live under the same roof with their in laws and babies. . SALUTE mummies if you are in this category!!!