The story in detail
A bit of background
OP was overly frustrated because the cries from her neighbor’s baby was disrupting her work
OP approached the mom to find a resolution, only to receive a fiery retort
Here’s how the Reddit community reacted to the story:
“Your position is reasonable, because you’ve made requests, not threats or demands.”
“I would recommend sound proofing your walls, if the noise becomes more problematic.“
“Don’t get annoyed. She tries her best. Find solutions for yourself. She is already at her limit.“
“You approached her politely and I don’t really think you are in the wrong here.“
“Yes, babies cry, but adults are supposed to try to minimize the harm they cause to strangers.”
“Try not to take it personally. She’s probably exhausted as a mom of an infant.“
“If you talk to her again and she acts that way, I would just go to the building manager instead.“
“Based on your post I would assume the baby has colic, normal babies don't cry all the time and scream cry frequently.“
Thankfully, the baby's dad swung by to apologize for his wife's dramatic outburst, revealing her struggle with PPD.
OP reiterated their concerns and invited him in for a firsthand experience. His eyes widened with shock—it was indeed a problem.
He promised to switch the baby’s room, but beyond that, not much could be done about the crying—it was a baby, after all. Looks like OP would have to invest in a costly pair of noise-cancellation headphones.
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