My baby doesn’t even notice my Post-Its. How can I make clear it has to stop crying?
November 18, 2016 by Trudy
My four months old cries day and night. I’ve put up Post-Its in its crib with a kind request it stops that. But now I begin to realise it doesn’t even notice them. How to make clear that I am not positively inclined to let this disregard pass just like that?
At Wits’ End
Dear Wits’ End,
Probably your baby does not want to be micromanaged by Post-It. A lot of people take that badly. It isn’t your cleaning maid for one thing! So please try to take a more gentle approach. E.g., next time don’t write “Please don’t cry” but rather “How can we manage to agree to not cry after 2AM ;)”
[Original, in Dutch, on the Speld; translated with permission]