Imagine finding this note in your letterbox: “We’re tired of your baby crying”.

Trish and her baby Wil.
(source: Facebook)


Trish LaForty arrived home last week from swimming with her 11-month old son expecting to have a quiet afternoon with her baby.

Instead she found a note in her letterbox that left her stunned.

The Sunshine Coast mother had been left a passive aggressive note asking her to keep her baby quiet.

Trish told The Sunshine Coast Daily that when she first got the note she was devastated.

“When I first saw it I was upset. No one enjoys hearing their baby cry,” Trish said.

It read “You may be able to ignore your baby crying but we are tired of listening to him crying non-stop all day.”

She told The Daily Mail it left her “shocked and emotional. No mum wants to hear that message, regardless of how true it is.”

So Trish decided to respond.

She approached each of her neighbours in the block that she and her partner have been living in for six months.

She says they have never had any hostilities with their neighbours.

“I wanted to clear the air, but also to find out if anyone had experienced any similar notes” she said.

But no one could shed any light on who the angry letter writer was.

“I still have have no idea who it is. I guess it could be someone who sits at home all day with nothing better to do.

“Maybe they could have offered a helping hand rather than writing than writing a silly letter?”

Trish decided to respond to the writer on her local community Facebook page saying.

Like being a parent isn’t tough enough… You didn’t even have the guts to come knock on our door.

Our baby doesn’t cry ‘all day’, he cries when he doesn’t want do go to sleep, when he’s getting his nappy changed and when I say ‘no’ because I refuse to let him be spoilt and run around like he owns the joint.


If you’d like to chat more, feel free to pop in. You obviously know where we live.’

 So far she has had no response from the initial writer.

Trish wrote on Facebook that she was hoping, by publicising the note, it might make others help struggling mums.

The note.
( Source:Facebook)

“But the next time you see/hear an adult struggling with a child..offer a helping hand, it’ll make their day”

“Every baby has good days and bad days. Parents should be able to have the support from their community, “she told The Daily Mail.

“I think it’s sad that there are still people out there who lack the true feel of what a community should be.”

It seems though Facebook is filling in that gap with her post inundated with messages of support.

“Wow! Clearly they have never had children or been around a child….. Crying is how kids of young age express them selfs! THEY WERE ONCE CHILDREN THAT CRIED”  wrote one person.

Another questioned “What happened to the old adage, it takes a village to raise a child?”

The support was endless.

“These people need to get a life and realise the world does not revolve around them.”

Trish says she may never know who wrote the letter but that it will now not faze her.

“I know I’m a fantastic mum, just trying to raise the point that people shouldn’t be afraid to help their neighbours if they’re that concerned enough to leave a note”

Do you think the letter writer should have left the note? Is this an ok way to respond to a crying baby?