Mum fumes after receiving 'unbelievable' note from neighbours

A mum living in Sydney’s Inner West has been left shocked over a complaint left in her mailbox.

The mum shared the note sent from her neighbours on Facebook complaining about their baby crying during the night.

“We would have called you but we are never sure when you are around,” the note reads.

“We just wanted to let you know that unfortunately we have had a number of disturbed nights sleep recently due to the thinness of the walls between our units.”

The neighbours added while they don’t have kids of their own they’re sure “it’s not at all easy to soothe a crying baby”.

“We really would appreciate anything you can do to help us get more sleep, particularly during the early hours,” the note reads.

A note an Inner West Sydney mum received from neighbours complaining about her baby crying at night keeping them up.
An Inner West Sydney mum received this note from neighbours upset with her crying baby. Source: Facebook

“Thank you for your consideration of this. I am sure we all look forward to more undisturbed nights’ sleep.”

The note appears to be signed off with she senders’ first names and unit number.

The people responding to the Facebook were divided about what the best course of action is.

One woman suggested buying the neighbours earplugs while another wrote, “they can always move”.

“Wow, the audacity,” another woman wrote.


Another added she would be “fuming” if she received a similar note.

“As if it (parenting) isn’t hard enough,” she wrote.

A picture of a mailbox near a fence.
Some suggested the neighbours needed to sit down and discuss the issue in a civil fashion, but others were far less forgiving. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

However, others were more sympathetic for the neighbours and suggested being more civil.

“Why fume? This is the most polite note possible,” one woman wrote.

“They’re obviously paying attention to maintaining a good neighbourly relationships so I don’t think a rude response would be helpful to anyone.

“They don’t have kids. They don’t understand.”

She recommended sitting down for a cup of coffee and discussing the issue.

Another woman added the parents needed to show empathy.

“They’re losing sleep and they’re not the ones who chose to have a baby,” she wrote.

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