Dear Trudy. My baby doesn't even notice my Post-Its.™

My baby doesn’t even notice my Post-Its. How can I make clear it has to stop crying?

November 18, 2016 by Trudy
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Dear 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?
Regards,
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]

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