The man has even woken up in the middle of the night with panic attacks in anticipation of the next morning’s noise, but his landlord hasn’t offered much help
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We all know what it is like to be around a young child when they are upset. Their crying and screaming can lead to a lot of noise which makes things a bit difficult for neighbours who might be struggling to get off to sleep.
One man has been struck by the noise of a toddler who lives next door to him, with tears, tantrums and wailing noises keeping him awake around the clock.
The man took to Reddit to explain that the young family has moved onto his street and into the house next door to his.
But he immediately started to hear noise from the toddler, which he didn’t complain about initially, as he assumed the kid get used to the new place.
In the post, the man, who remained anonymous, explained: “It sort of calmed down (or I just got used to it) until around the start of the second month, every morning the kid started wailing.
“I mean like that horrible early morning toddler wail that sounds like howls through the wall and goes on and on relentlessly.”
The man went onto explain that he has been forced to wear headphones for most of the day to listen to music in order to drown out the noise of the child as the wailing and stomping tantrums occur multiple times during the day.
He said: “It can be as early as 7am when it starts and continues for up to an hour until they finally slam the front door to leave, and I can hear the wailing through my windows all the way out to their car until they drive off.
“This has been happening like clockwork every day for going on 4 weeks now and I actually started waking up with panic attacks in anticipation of it starting.”
In recent days his landlord has been over to visit him and asked how the new neighbours were. He brought up that they sometimes make some noise, not giving away the full extent of it.
But the landlord suggested it might be him making too much noise, as when she lived in the family’s house she noticed sound travelled from the house next door.
The man said: “I’m a single person and this is a family of three with a toddler so I feel like on balance, even if I occasionally thump on the wall out of frustration it’s nowhere near as bad as what I hear from their side all day.”
The landlord explained she would have a word with a family but there has not been a change in the noise since.
In response, commenters have been quick to share advice as one person noted: “You have two options – make friends or just ignore it.”
While another said: “You can move or learn how to deal with it They’re raising a child in a small space, even though that can be extremely frustrating for them and you.”
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