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Early years

29th May 2022

Mum won’t pay to replace cousin’s expensive blouse after baby vomits on it

Melissa Carton


Who do you think is in the wrong?

A mum recently posted online about how she won’t replace a blouse that her child vomited on and it’s caused quite a stir.

The women said that her four-month-old baby vomited on her cousin during a visit and now her cousin wants the clothing she was wearing to be replaced.

So why the big argument? The major reason behind the mum saying she will not replace the blouse is because the blouse costs  €1700!

The mum said that her cousin Alice came over to see the baby during a family gettogether. Alice asked to hold the baby but quickly changed her mind after the small baby 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 apologize 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.”

Days later the mum says she was asked to replace the blouse that cost $1,983 (€1700) to which she point blank refused.

“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.”


The mum asked if she was being mean by refusing to replace the blouse and was soon met by many responses;

“[It’s] common sense to not wear expensive clothing around newborns unless you are OK with risking this happening. She should have known better.”

“She is demanding £1800 from a woman who just had a baby?? At best you should pay for dry cleaning!”

I can understand how someone who is not used to small babies may not realise that they vomit near constantly when they’re small but I agree with the above comment that at most she should have asked for the dry cleaning bill.

Expecting someone to fork out nearly two thousand when they probably don’t have it is a bit too far.

What do you think? Should the mum pay for a new blouse or should her cousin be more reasonable?