A NEW mum has taken to the internet for advice after her cousin demanded she replace a £1,800 blouse after her one-month-old baby was sick on it.
Taking to Reddit, she asked other users for suggestions, asking if she was right to refuse 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,” she wrote.
“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.
“Today I got a call from my mum, saying that she’d been on the phone to her sister (Alice’s mum) saying that they want me to reimburse the cost of the blouse (roughly £1,800) since 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?”
And other users were in solidarity with the new mum, with the post racking up over 9,000 comments.
One person wrote: “Honestly don’t wear expensive clothes around very young kids in general.
“They’re messy as hell. They love to touch your clothes and are perpetually sticky or have stuff on their fingers.
“Expensive clothes should be saved for special occasions.”
Another said: “Asking new parents for £1800 FOR A SHIRT is insane.
“I couldn’t even imagine doing that for $50.
“It sounds like this girl has no concept of the world outside of herself and maybe this is a good wake up call.”
Others, however, did suggest that the mum pay for her cousin to have the blouse dry cleaned.
What would you do?
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