Family Feud Over Car Seat Replacement After Accident

Baby in a car seat.
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A woman is stuck in a dilemma with her in-laws and sister-in-law over who should replace a car seat after it was used for her nephew instead of her son. After the car seat was in an accident, her in-laws want their insurance to pay for a new one for their nephew's cheaper, front-facing seat.

However, the woman believes that since it was their choice to buy a cheaper seat, and they used her son's expensive, rear-facing one, they should replace it, not them. The situation has caused a rift between the family, and the woman is now reaching out to Reddit for advice.

Join the debate and let us know who you think should replace the car seat.

Awkward family dynamics collide over car seat dispute 😑

potatostarchers | potatostarchers

Car seat switch leads to family feud over replacement 🚗💺

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Forgetting the car seat leads to family feud. 😬

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Babysitter struggles to replace car seat after accident 🚗

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Husband annoyed as MIL babysits Brody for the day 🙄

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MIL's car seat mix-up causes family drama 🤦‍♀️

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Mom criticizes car seat choice but uses uncomfortable own-brand seat 🤔

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Car seat saves child's life but causes family feud 😠

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Who should get the car seat replacement? Family feud ensues!

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Expensive car seat vs. cheap car seat. Who's right? 💺

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🚗😠 Family dispute over car seat replacement post-accident.

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Who should pay for the replacement car seat?

A family feud broke out over a car seat after an accident involving two cousins. The mother of one child is insisting that the replacement car seat be provided by her sister-in-law and mother-in-law, who were using her son's car seat when the accident occurred.

However, her sister-in-law and mother-in-law believe that the replacement car seat should be used for their son instead. The argument has escalated with accusations of prioritizing cost over safety.

Read on to find out who is in the right and who is in the wrong in this contentious family dispute.

NTA. MIL should replace the car seat or contribute to Noah's new one.

pudge-thefish | pudge-thefish

Replace car seat and save a life. SIL/MIL suggestions absurd. NTA

Available_Nobody_404 | Available_Nobody_404

Family argues over car seat replacement after accident, NTA raises valid point 🤔

GotHotCakes | GotHotCakes

In-laws hold car seat 'hostage', wreck it, and want new one? NTA

BeastOfArrrggghhh | BeastOfArrrggghhh

Husband needs to step up and deal with his family 🤔

neverthelessidissent | neverthelessidissent

Reimbursement for car seat after accident sparks heated argument 🔥

festivehedgehog | festivehedgehog

Insurance covers it, NTA. MIL and SIL didn't 'borrow' it.

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Stand up for your son and don't be shy about suing 👏

Dandilionessinmess | Dandilionessinmess

Replace with same or similar value, not nothing. 🤔

Millerbomb | Millerbomb

Insurance giving away OP's property? Not cool 😠

Azdomiel | Azdomiel

Sibling rivalry over car seat replacement gets heated 😡

Kris82868 | Kris82868

Confusing logic behind car seat replacement sparks debate 🤔

eelzelton | eelzelton

Don't let them steal your replacement car seat 😱

bubobubosibericus | bubobubosibericus

Demanding accountability for broken car seat. 👍

larochelleville | larochelleville

Borrowed car seat written off, NTA demands replacement 🚙💺

involuntary_cynic | involuntary_cynic

Commenter shocked at obvious NTA, calls out prioritizing safety 🚗

SpiritualMeet755 | SpiritualMeet755

Practical advice for post-accident car seat replacement, NTA.

Unhappysong-6653 | Unhappysong-6653

Borrowed car seat broke, NTA for wanting compensation and replacement 🚗💺

denasher | denasher

Navigating family drama around car seat replacement 🚗

nananancy | nananancy

Don't compromise on your child's safety for someone else's comfort! 👶

Frogfins | Frogfins

Stand your ground and get reimbursed for your car seat 💪🏼🚗

fromhelley | fromhelley

Stand your ground! You're NTA. They need to replace it! 💪

PurpleMP12 | PurpleMP12

Family feud over car seat replacement: NTA prioritizes safety 💺👶

TennRider | TennRider

Fair solution suggested for car seat replacement dispute 🚗💺

EquivalentTwo1 | EquivalentTwo1

Uninvited family meddling with car seat replacement. Support needed 🤝

sweetreats45 | sweetreats45

Family feud over car seat replacement, commenters side with OP

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MIL favors Brody! NTA mom needs to buy a new car seat for Noah 😠

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MIL obligated to replace borrowed seat, NTA. 🚗💺

AdmirableJudgement | AdmirableJudgement

SIL wants money for destroyed car seat, but why?

naturalalchemy | naturalalchemy

Definitely not the a**hole, why should they get your damaged car seat?

smeeti | smeeti

Borrowing rule: replace what you break. MIL and SIL value your son less.

TimeForCaffeine | TimeForCaffeine

Insurance reimbursing for broken car seat, but not to owner. NTA.

KarenEiffel | KarenEiffel

Insured accident leads to car seat debate in family 🚗💺

sunshine_crow | sunshine_crow

MIL and SIL want insurance money for nephew's car seat 🤔

BogBabe | BogBabe

Fight back with small claims court 💪

ScarletDevi69 | ScarletDevi69

Curious about MIL and SIL's reasoning? NTA, it doesn't make sense 🤔

perlaerla | perlaerla

ILs destroyed OP's car seat; now want to buy nephew's. NTA.

atomicalex0 | atomicalex0

Fight for your rights! NTA deserves new car seat 🚗💺

danielkratos219 | danielkratos219

ILs damage OP's car seat, refuse to replace it. NTA.

awkwardplatypus11 | awkwardplatypus11

NTA refuses car seat replacement, sparks family feud 🔥

throwawayj38sld | throwawayj38sld

Engaging in a car seat debate: Rear facing until 18 months?

Few_Story3588 | Few_Story3588

In-laws used OP's property for their child, refused to replace it. NTA.

GloriousGigalo | GloriousGigalo

Protecting your child's safety should be top priority 🚗👶

Immediate-Pair3870 | Immediate-Pair3870

Stick to your guns and get them to pay for new seat 💺

RedSnapper24 | RedSnapper24

Family refuses to pay for ruined car seat, prioritize child safety

alleycat1207 | alleycat1207

Demanding car seat replacement for accident, husband's family causing drama. 🤦

PugnaciousTrollButt | PugnaciousTrollButt

No compromise on safety. NTA takes a stand 🚫👀


MIL steals car seat, refuses to replace: NTA's family feud 💺❌

AcanthisittaAVI | AcanthisittaAVI

Demand a new car seat, MIL is in the wrong 🤬

ironic-hat | ironic-hat

Pro tip: Contact insurance company & provide proof of purchase 🚗💰

Ugghernaut | Ugghernaut

Demand the receipt and take them to court 😠

notyoursoccermom | notyoursoccermom

MIL should replace car seat, rear-facing is safe and cool! 😎

Craftymummanz | Craftymummanz

Stand your ground and demand a new car seat 💺👊

Vultear | Vultear

Don't mess with a mom and her car seat 💪🏼

throwaway37865 | throwaway37865

Family steals car seat that saved nephew's life. NTA for wanting replacement.

vilebunny | vilebunny

Support for OP's decision while throwing shade at her husband 👀

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MIL and SIL should replace car seat & buy you drink 🥂

Beneficial-Soft-3492 | Beneficial-Soft-3492

Stand your ground and show some backbone! 💪

cantgetright10 | cantgetright10

Redditor defends OP's car seat controversy, calls them NTA 💯

katencash | katencash

Friend criticizes car seat choice, damages it, and refuses payment

xiionaa | xiionaa

Claim replacement yourself under their policy 🚘💰

Irish19c | Irish19c

MIL's failure to return car seat causes family feud 😠

Flat_Summer | Flat_Summer