#19 Do I have to apologize to neighbors because my baby cries so much as we sleep-train her?
Definitely not, says Annika Brindley, a sleep consultant in Northwest DC, but you should communicate with them before the fact, especially if you live in a rowhouse or a condo with shared walls.
“I always recommend that people take the most straightforward, honest, and truthful approach,” she says. “And remember—a Georgetown Cupcake and a nice note will get you far.”
Leave a note or knock on their door before you begin training. “You need to give your neighbors a time frame,” says Brindley. “It’s much better than endless nights of not getting anywhere by not sleep-training. Then they really won’t like you.”