AIBU to want the car seat since they don't use it?
WeAreEternal · 30/05/2013 18:34
DS is six, he used to have a group 1&2 car seat in my parents car, which he got a bit big for, so last year I bought a group 2+ car seat for their car.
At the time he went in my mums car a lot, they primarily used my mums car as she had the 'every day car'.
In November of last year my parents moved house, they now live further away, and as a result we have gone from seeing them several times a week to seeing them once a week, the also now always come to us, where as we used to go to them or go out somewhere together, bother or which we now rarely do.
My dad also bought a new car at Christmas, which they now use as their primary car.
As the car seat is in my mums car and they can't be bothered to switch it into my dads car if we go out in their car I either have to put my own car seat in their car or DS doesn't have a seat at all (which I find unacceptable).
I suggested that since DS hasn't used the seat in my mums car since last year I may as well have it for my car or a spare or to sell, as it is much better than the one I have, but they didn't seem to like this idea.
AIBU to think that since they don't bother to use it for DS then I should be able to claim back the carseat that I bought?
It wasn't a gift by the way, i had hoped they would buy him one themselves but when they didn't I saw that one on offer and just bought it.
WeAreEternal · 30/05/2013 19:03
They didn't actually give a reason or excuse, I just suggested that maybe they could give me it and my dad said "but you have a carseat, and a booster seat in [DPs] car, you don't need it" when I brought it up again another time he just said that he didn't see why I wanted it and them changed the subject. I got the distinct impression that they don't want to give me it. Which then made me wonder it I was BU wanting it.
quietbatperson · 30/05/2013 20:09
This reply has been deleted
Message withdrawn at poster's request.
foreverondiet · 30/05/2013 20:19
And also I would not be happy with no seat at all, aged 6. But don't know why you posting - just go round and change it - say - I bought you a lightweight booster as it will be much easier for you to move between cars and DS is still below 140cm so illegal to drive him around with no seat at all. And then swap it.
WeAreEternal · 30/05/2013 21:06
I don't think they would give it away, and they are not the type of people to hide if it had been damaged.
They do have other grandchildren, but none of an age that they could be safely using a group 2+ seat.
They do have a booster, that is for my niece, that they could also easily use for DS, but they choose not to put that in DF's car either.
As I said we don't regularly go to their new house, I've been three times since the moved, and they were on special occasions, it's just more convenient in many ways for them to come here. So just getting it isn't really an option, I need them to bring it to me.
I will clearly ask for them to bring it this weekend when I speak to them tomorrow.
To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.