Caring for a sick toddler can be hard going, but for one Sydney mum her exhausting battle was made even worse when a neighbour "stuffed" an anonymous note under her door over the weekend.
The mum of the 15-month-old said her "little guy" had been unwell over the last three weeks so she decided to keep him at home away from daycare while he recovered.
"This week has been especially rough," she explained to Sydney Mums Facebook group. "He's had a fever again, and at night he's been waking every two hours because of his blocked nose and cough."
Despite seeking medical advice and trying her best, it did little to appease an annoyed neighbour who left a note describing the toddler's early morning crying as "very disturbing".
"Please find a solution, we need our sleep as much as you do," the note read.
Fellow parents respond online: 'Harassment'
The mum turned to social media to plead her case while offering additional context around her child's crying which, according to the note, had been persistent over a six-month period.
She continued by explaining she lives in an apartment block and was unsure how best to deal with the situation, questioning whether or not to respond.
In response to the post words like "ignorant" and "selfish" were banded around in the comments section.
"Baby crying is normal," one comment read, while others labelled the note as harassment.
Fellow parents shared their tips to help the mum ease her son's ailments, while many others suggested buying a pair of earbuds and leaving them somewhere for her neighbours to find.
The upset mum was tempted to follow up on the idea.
"I absolutely feel like being petty and sticking it up on my building’s notice board, pinning some earplugs and writing 'here’s your solution'."
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