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to think a newborn does NOT need £45 Ugg boots!!

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Belini Sat 16-Jul-11 12:31:56

Dsis has bought Dn (3 weeks old) a pair of Ugg boots but cannot pay her mobile phone bill. She has no house phone and now no mobile she cannot contact us and we cannot contac her. This seem crazy to me. AIBU?

kimdeal Sat 16-Jul-11 12:36:19

YABU maybe she doesn't want to talk to you grin

PonceyMcPonce Sat 16-Jul-11 12:38:39

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chirpchirp Sat 16-Jul-11 12:45:53

The title of your thread made me spit my tea all over my laptop! YANBU. Even if your sis had just won the lottery YA still NBU

FoxyRevenger Sat 16-Jul-11 12:46:30

Erm, well, what if your nephew needs to go to Tesco in broad daylight in his jammies? What will he wear on his feet if not rip off Ugg boots? Hmm? Will no-one think of the children??? grin

Metal Sat 16-Jul-11 12:48:06

Well, nobody needs ugg boots, newborn or not. Some people want their feet to look fashionable, some people want their baby to look fashionable.

But of course it's ridiculous of her to be doing this if she is short of cash.

BibiBelle Sat 16-Jul-11 12:49:10

YABU it's none of your business what ridiclious nonsense your sister decided to fritter spend her money on - unless you're bailing her out for all the important stuff. If you are, stop it. She's an idiot overexcited new mother hmmgrin

soverylucky Sat 16-Jul-11 12:50:09

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Sirzy Sat 16-Jul-11 12:50:21

She does realise they will fit for all of 3 months? And that's if she is lucky! Madness. Even if I had been the winner of the euromillions I wouldn't have spent that on shoes for ds

peeriebear Sat 16-Jul-11 12:52:18

If they both stay on and she doesn't lose one in the first week I'll eat my hat.

suzikettles Sat 16-Jul-11 12:53:12

Wow. I didn't know such a thing existed.

I mean, sheepskin booties maybe (unnecessary but I can see that they would exist in the world). But £45??? And it's summer fgs, although that hasn't stopped the average teen round here schepping around in fake Uggs and skinny jeans.

I'd certainly stock them in my online store...

Belini Sat 16-Jul-11 12:54:27

chirpchirp so sorry bout your lappy unfortunately I know you will not be able to afford to fix it as you will be out buying DC a £55 Barbour jacket. grin. Another of Dsis crazy send will not fit Dniece until she is about two confused
foxy Dsis would never dream of leaving house wth Dn in jammies are you mental shock

TrillianAstra Sat 16-Jul-11 12:54:45

It's her money, as long as she doesn't come to you pleading poverty she can spend t on whatever stupid shit she likes.

Catslikehats Sat 16-Jul-11 12:54:52

Well no one, particularly a newborn, really needs much do they?

I think that sort of thing (i.e utterly frivolous but quite cute) makes excellent presents, but clearly madness if you cannot afford basics.

fgaaagh Sat 16-Jul-11 12:59:33

Does your sister have financial difficulties in general - is this perhaps a symptom of bigger things? Not being able to afford a landline and then even get £10 to top up a phone when you've just had your LO seems worrying to me.

I only say this because I went through something similar with an Uncle as I was grwing up/teen - he was always very generous with money (to the point where it made people uncomfortable) but as I grew up I later saw that it was basically a coping mechanism - his debts grew so large that he adopted a very bizarre "what's the point?" attitude, as if by acknowledging his debt (by even one small step such as saying he can't afford a birthday present) he'd have the whole lot to face. Which he couldn't do. (Until much later - he's doing fine now.)

I'm sure your sister is fine, but, it does seem very odd that she'd spend money on something so obviously frivolous as branded shoes for a newborn that it really did strike me as the type of thing my Uncle was doing, and did more of the bigger debts became.

Piggyleroux Sat 16-Jul-11 13:01:47

My bil and sil have bought their new baby two pairs of Uggs. They have posted over 100 pics of her in the boots on Facebook.

Mind you, they are two of the most shallow human beings I have ever come across.


catgirl1976 Sat 16-Jul-11 13:42:07

Hmmm there is another thread atm about things that are "naff". I think baby ugg boots could go on the list. Still - I suppose it is your DSis's money and she can spend it how she chooses although it doesn't seem like the wisest financial strategy. Is she having problems with debt in general? It is possible she hasn't actually paid for the Ugg boots but is sung catalogues or other lines of credit whilst not being able to pay things that require actual funds, like the phone bill.

Maybe have a gentle chat but if she is in trouble don't be surprised if she is defensive

FizzyMakeFeelNice Sat 16-Jul-11 13:51:55

I got given 2 pairs of Ugg style boots for DD when she was a newborn, put them on her once for all of 5 minutes cos they just don't stay on babies feet.


4madboys Sat 16-Jul-11 14:07:54

i got dd a pair of ugg type boots from h&m for the princely sum of £4 they were great for winter and looked SUPER cute, but no way on earthy would i ever spend that much on babies booties!

oh and the ones i had DID stay on her feet, they had velcro at the side and that meant that they stayed on well, have had other shoes etc that come off but these pretend uggs never did smile

scottishmummy Sat 23-Jul-11 23:17:45

why not buy em down market like everyone else?
bad financial prioritising

debivamp Sat 23-Jul-11 23:29:27

sad, sad, sad - sums up society at the moment. what strange priorities people have!!!!

TheSkiingGardener Sat 23-Jul-11 23:33:37

MIL bought some for DS. I truly was speechless.

They are hideous things on adults, but why on earth would you get them for a baby?

Andrewofgg Sun 24-Jul-11 09:12:26

Oh dear - there's nowt so queer as folks, is there?

babybarrister Sun 24-Jul-11 10:57:24

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StrandedBear Sun 24-Jul-11 13:08:59

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