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Exhausted New Parents Leave Apologetic Note For Neighbours Ahead Of 'Cry-It-Out' Method

Exhausted New Parents Leave Apologetic Note For Neighbours Ahead Of 'Cry-It-Out' Method

The note promised neighbours tequila in a bid to prevent any hatred towards them

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

A lady in the US received an extremely apologetic note from her neighbours, explaining that they were trying to sleep-training their new baby son - and decided to bake them some cookies to help them through the trying process.

In a bid to warn neighbours and pre-empt a long period of crying from their apartment, they posted letters to their neighbours to explain what they were doing, also apologising for any inconvenience. Oh, and they offered tequila.


While some people might get a letter like this and immediately start to panic about the impending sound of a baby wailing, one lady instead decided to bake some cookies for the parents to help them get through the period.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: "Neighbours left this on the door. I'm gonna bake them some cookies," before adding: "I didn't expect this to blow up, thanks for all the love guys (I made chocolate chip, peppermint shortbread, and brownie cookies - hope they enjoy)."

She also got them a bottle of wine as well as some baby lotion and 'calming comfort' bubble bath.


The letter sent out by the parents read: "Hello neighbours, Apartment 207 here... I regret to inform you we have begun sleep training our son. After many sleepless nights thanks to the dreaded 4-month sleep regression we have decided it is time to start the Cry-it-Out method.

"If you hear the cries please pray for me and know I am also crying and going insane. I'm very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, let's hope that it doesn't last long.

"I am starting today and going to try for a strong 3-4 days, if he doesn't get with the program I will give it a week or 2 break and try again. Please know I am not neglecting him, but I will let him try to self-soothe for 45-60 minutes at a time. During this period I will be in the room every 5-10 minutes to reassure him he is not alone and is okay.

"If you start to feel hatred towards us just give a friendly knock on the door and I will bring you a shot of tequila to mend our neighbour-ship, it's cheap tequila but it will calm your nerves, it's been tested and proven to work by yours truly. Anyhow keep us in your prayers and turn the TV volume up.

"If you need milk, sugar, or eggs we have some. And tequila too, just swing by."

The note was signed: "Your tired and sorry neighbours."

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The original tweet has racked up over 1.1 million likes with more than 87,000 retweets. One person wrote: "What a great response," while another added: "I like that they're nice enough to tell you in advanced that it isn't the best tequila."

A third shared their own experience, saying: "For my 21st bday I left a note for my downstairs neighbour to let her know we would be a bit loud & not to hesitate to call if it was a problem; or if she wanted to join us for a drink. In the morning there was a sweet note from her and a bottle of limoncello outside the door."

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Topics: Viral, Children, Community