It can be difficult when your baby won’t stop crying especially during the night as it may worry you that something is wrong with your child.
While most neighbors would understand how tough it can be to have newborns, one woman who couldn’t get enough sleep because of the screams of her neighbor’s baby has decided to file a noise complaint.
The unnamed woman explained that she is often exhausted as she works as a resident in a medical profession but she was left unable to sleep through the night due to the screaming of her neighbor’s baby.
“I live in an apartment. I’m a resident in a medical profession and I work 100-hour weeks plus a lot of additional hours of studying and paperwork. I hardly sleep as is,” she wrote on Reddit.
Her neighbor downstairs just had a baby and since she returned from the hospital, she said that she couldn’t get proper sleep.
“I’m woken up every 1-2 hours by the baby and this baby screams,” she said.
“I know the mum is trying her best – I’m sure she doesn’t want to be woken up either. But, I’m losing it. My boyfriend has been encouraging me to file a complaint because it’s not fair I can’t sleep.”
She said that she tried to talk to the mother first but she was unable to do so because the baby was sleeping everything she tried.
But after filing a noise complaint to her landlord, the furious mother visited her and called her ‘selfish’ for reporting her and her child.
“The mother was furious with me and kept screaming about how I’m selfish and trying to kick out a single mum. Neighbors were watching and I kept trying to explain but she just kept screaming,” she said.
The woman said that she ‘lost it’ and shouted back, telling the mother that she should move out of the apartment if she ‘can’t soundproof.’
But now, she said that she feels bad about her actions. “I feel awful about it. I know I shouldn’t have yelled. I know that makes me the a**hole. But am I the a**hole for filing a complaint? My impression was the landlord was going to fix the issue not kick her out? I don’t want that.”
People on Reddit were quick to share their thoughts on the matter, with one person writing: “I definitely understand both sides.”
Another said: “You chose to live in an apartment, which means you’re going to hear noise. It sounds like the bigger issue is that your schedule does not work with your living situation.”
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