Advanced search

to be disappointed that she let my DD burn...

(108 Posts)
momb Wed 10-Jul-13 15:20:39

my Dd is 8 and has never had sunburn, until this Sunday.
We were at a music festival over the weekend and were all hatted, creamed and wearing shirts.
When we got home DD went to call for her friend next door and was invited in. 2 hours later she is home crying because her back is bright red and really hot. They had been playing in the paddling pool and had stripped down to their knickers. I have no issue with them playing in the water, but if they were over here I'd put shirts on them and/or smother them in cream.
I'm very disappointed and actually quite cross with my neighbour. Am I being unreasonable?

CubanoHabana Wed 10-Jul-13 20:45:48

I think neighbour may have asked and op's dd has said yes, as she did have it on (albeit, arms, legs, face) not thinking that neighbour meant all over. Both have made a mistake... It's unfortunate but no one is to blame. Chalk it up to an experience.

ILikeBirds Wed 10-Jul-13 20:57:00

What time of day was this? (you mentioned being out earlier)

It wouldn't occur to me to think about sunscreen beyond 3.30 in the afternoon but i notice up thread someone talking about applying it after school

Slipshodsibyl Thu 11-Jul-13 08:53:20

Oh dear goodness. All this nonsense about litigation and the exact terms of the cost. If you have an 8 year old in your house , common care,, respect and courtesy surely means you need to take basic, simple steps to protect them. How can anyone argue otherwise? I am deeply thankful for the friends and neighbours my children have been blessed with given some of the replies here.

Slipshodsibyl Thu 11-Jul-13 08:53:44

Terms of the occasion not 'cost'

xylem8 Thu 11-Jul-13 09:13:47

I wonder if she asked her whether she had sun cream on teh child said yes, because she had-but not on her back.

xylem8 Thu 11-Jul-13 09:15:24

also , as others have said, to burn and the sum burn come out and be painful all within a 2 hour period is unusual.

TheSmallPrint Thu 11-Jul-13 09:20:56

How on earth is it the OPs responsibility if she wasn't there nor informed about the paddling pool. My children are 'old enough to know about suncream' but quite frankly they would most likely say they had it on if it had been put on their arms and face earlier. I would never let another child strip in hot sun, I would offer a rash top or t shirt for the paddling.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 12-Jul-13 16:02:29

"it wasn't a playdate she had gone to play with her friend next doir and its an entirely different thing. If someone calls round to play with one of my dd then they are playing together I am not looking after the child nor am I responsible for them"


You are responsible for the other child. Morally and legally

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now