I've got plans to go shopping for baby stuff with my friend and her toddler this afternoon. She is super sweet and always likes to be helpful. However I don't know how to deal with all her unsolicited advice! This is probably a dumb question but I am really worried about offending her because she is my best friend and is so supportive, but in this she is driving me nuts!
So first we have very different parenting styles which causes a lot of clashes too. I know I'm not parenting yet, but there are choices DH and I have already made that we will strive for once baby is here (baby's crib in our room, no cry-it-out, breastfeeding and avoiding formula etc). I know things can change but this is our plan. A lot of her advice is towards telling me to use formula and supplement, because chances are I won't make enough milk and baby sleeps better on formula. She also has told us several times that baby needs to be alone in it's own room otherwise it will become dependent on us, etc. I have no problem with other people doing those things, it's just not right for us. I know she means well but I don't know how to handle it when she is disapproving of our choices and tries to explain why it's the wrong choice.
So I probably shouldn't have agreed to go baby shopping today. She texts me this morning to say that she needs to give me some advice on a lot of my registry once we get to babies R us. What?!?! I hadn't even told anyone we had a registry yet!! And it's not finalized either. I have no idea how she found it or why she even looked for it. I am nervous that she's going to try and go item by item and tell me why my choices aren't good. What do I say? thanks for any advice, I need it!!