Baby spew is never nice, but when it lands on an uber-expensive piece of clothing, it’s enough to cause a family feud.
A mum is refusing to cough up thousands of dollars for a designer blouse ‘ruined’ by her baby’s vomit. The woman’s cousin is demanding she reimburses the cost of the exxy top after her baby threw up on it at a family gathering. So incensed by the order to pay more than $3000 to her cousin, the new mum took to Reddit and asked if she was in the wrong for refusing to pay.
“I gave birth four weeks ago, and we decided to have a ‘baby ceremony’, where everyone gets to meet our lovely daughter Charlotte,” the mum explained on the thread.
“My cousin Alice and her parents were among the guests. The first thing I’ll say about her is that she has expensive taste. She’s the sort of person who has a minimum price range for how much she spends on clothing. She doesn’t own anything that isn’t designer and has some items of clothing that cost thousands. She is a banker and still lives with parents so can afford the lifestyle.
“It was Alice’s turn to hold the baby and she was happy to at first, but suddenly Charlotte vomited on her. Alice handed Charlotte back to me and ran off crying, and spent the rest of the event crying in the car. I went to see her to apologise but she didn’t want to hear any of it. My mum gave her one of her shirts which was too big for her and she felt completely upset and humiliated.”
Mum refuses to pay for ruined blouse
While regretful, the mum was sure the whole sorry mess was over and done with, until she got a call from her mum, saying Alice wants reimbursement for the £1800 (almost $3300) blouse because it was ‘completely ruined’.
“I have said no. At the end of the day, we all know what babies can be like. She took a risk wearing something so expensive knowing a baby was nearby and unfortunately it backfired. I feel bad for her but it was not my fault. Am I doing the right thing by refusing to pay up?”
The responses overwhelming supported the mum’s decision not to pay for the blouse.
“Common sense to not wear expensive clothing around newborns unless you are okay with risking this happening. She should have known better,” replied one reader.
“My sister’s baby threw up on me one day after work. She felt so bad and offered to pay for dry cleaning but I said ‘it’s my fault, I didn’t change after work. I’m sure it’ll come out.’ I continued to hold the baby but grabbed a spit rag just in case. I learned my lesson but didn’t blame the mom or the baby. It was my mistake for not changing,” said another.
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