Woman fuming as mother-in-law calls ginger toddler ‘ugly’ and puts a wig on her

One mum has been left furious by how her mother-in-law treats her one-year-old daughter.

The parent took to Reddit to vent as she claims her mum-in-law calls her child "ugly" and even put her wig on her.

The furious mum wrote on the site: "My husband is red-haired/ginger and his hair has some soft ring curls."

"His dad is ginger as well so it's genetics. My one-year-old daughter is also a ginger.

"I never thought once of a reason why my daughter should feel uncomfortable with her hair colour and curls until my MIL made it an issue."

The worried mum added that her mother-in-law raised her son to believe his naturally ginger hair and fair skin were "ugly".

This means he has grown up with a lot of self-hatred, according to the woman.

Now she has noticed that her mother-in-law and grandmother to her daughter has started doing the same thing to their ginger daughter and one-year-old.

"She says stuff like how unlucky she is she got that hair, how she's gonna spend hundreds in her life to dye her hair, how the curls are ugly and not easily tamed, her freckles and all that," the woman wrote.

"One of the times she visited she brought a plastic wig to see what my daughter would look like with brown hair."

The woman said that her husband had previously tried to get through to his mother about her damaging her behaviour was, but said she just wouldn't listen.

She added: "Mother-in-law throws tantrums claiming my husband won't let her have 'an opinion'."

The grandma bringing round a brown wig for the tot was the final straw for the poster and she had no choice but to show her mother-in-law the door.

"She guilted me telling me how I should be grateful she's looking out for my daughter so she'll avoid being bullied," she wrote in the online forum.

"She threw one of the usual tantrums about being entitled to her opinion and left."

The mum said she refused her mother-in-law back in their house despite her husband telling her that she is "taking it too far."

People reassured the mum that, as a parent, she must protect her child at all costs.

One shocked social media user wrote: "It’s difficult enough to deal with the stereotypes on the outside – to put up with that insanity from grandma?"

"Never ever let her be alone with her- even if she starts behaving."

While another added: "Protecting your daughter is your number one priority."

"Your first responsibility is protecting your child, not your MIL's 'opinion'," chimed in another.

Many others said there needs to be strict boundaries for the grandma.

"If you want to keep this woman in your life, you need to set a HARD boundary, right now," one person advised.

"The very second she mentions your child's or husband's hair, you either hang up the phone or walk out of the room/house, visit over.

"Tell her this, and follow-through, no exceptions. Create a boundary, maintain a boundary, rinse, repeat."

Meanwhile, elsewhere in parenting news, a mum has hit headlines this week after she spoke about how her breast milk had turned pink.

The panicked mum was stunned when she found out the reason was due to blood in her breast milk.

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