What do you when your baby starts crying after hearing loud noises?

@nishdan01 (3055)
Singapore
May 25, 2009 9:24pm CST
My baby is three months old and we stay in an apartment type of house. Our neighbour upstairs is drilling the walls and we are not able to bear the loud noise. My baby is crying very intensly. It is so loud and I am not able to pacify my baby. He stops once they stops and starts again. So what suggestion do you have to deal with such a situation?
7 responses
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
26 May 09
Try to talk to your neighbour, let them inform you the next time before they started to drill and how long will it take, so you can bring your baby out of the house and have a walk near by.
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
26 May 09
If they are doing it for too long, I would be contacting my neighbours.
• United States
5 Jun 09
babies adapt quickly once they learn that it is just a noise and it nothing to be afraid of i have 3 dogs and my daughter was terrified when they use to bark when she was younger she is now almost 5 months and evry time they bark she laughs at them because she realized that it wouldnt hurt her its just a noise. plus she loves when to dogs do anything shes already an animal lover.
@mye_drew (182)
• Israel
5 Jun 09
let the loud noises be stop in pacify my baby not to cry.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
27 May 09
if u can send him to someone else's house for the time when they are working, you can do that, and if its necessary to stay at home, then you can put a bit of cotton, thats he only option, to keep your baby less disturbed from the noise.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
26 May 09
I ever came across this type of problem when my son was only 1 year old. What i do, is i will talk and let my neighbor know about my son problem. If your neighbor is a n understanding person, he will let you know before, he begin his renovation. So, whenever my neighbor wants to renovate, he will let me know earlier. So, on the day my neighbor plan to do renovation, i will bring my son to stay in my parents in-law house. By doing this way, either of us would felt angry with each other. Hope it can helps you and your baby, too..
• United States
26 May 09
At 3 months babies are a product of their environment. If the noise bothers you, it will bother your baby. If you are stressed your baby is stressed. I would try and tune out the noise on you and your husbands part. Ex-try not to let it bother you both so much, see if being more relaxed helps. Otherwise I would take your baby out for a walk and go places when the noise is loud and see if that helps. Sometimes just relaxing or changing up the atmosphere makes a world of difference.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
26 May 09
I have a 5 month old son. And a 6 year old daughter. I can tell you that in a few more weeks he should adapt. I know that doesn't make it easy. We have a neighbor who loves loudly revving his motorcycle. We play music on a cd during nap time and at night. We turn the music up and start dancing around with our son. He has gotten a little calmer, and used to some louder sounds. Good luck, hang in there.