A father has been slammed after he demanded a babysitter to pay for a guitar his child broke.

A baby

A baby

The man explained that they told the babysitter to look after their three-year-old daughter but not allow her into certain rooms in the home but the child ended up breaking the guitar in a room she wasn't supposed to be in.

The unnamed dad suggested that the babysitter was distracted from her job on the phone but was criticised for his approach to the incident while asking for advice on the website Reddit.

He said: "Am I the a****** here? Or is she? Her parents are telling us we're responsible, she's offering only to have babysat for free, our friends are saying we're too harsh, but it was her responsibility, right?"

One user replied: "You're the a******. Your kid could damage it while you’re home and there's no babysitter, too. What are you gonna do - take it out of her future paycheques when she’s old enough to start earning? Child-proof your house or accept the risks."