10 Annoying Sounds Guaranteed to Wake Up Your Baby

annoying sounds that wake up babies
Please don't wake up, please don't wake up
It's been a little while since I had a baby who was so sensitive to noise that he woke up every time our neighbor coughed. Yet reading How to Be a Dad's post/rant against leaf blowers and motorcyclists brought it all back. I remember confronting a worker at the nursing home across the street from my apartment building as I saw him getting into his car the next morning. The same car that blasted music so loud, it woke up my entire household as he sat in his parking space grooving before he started his graveyard shift. Needless to say, a new mom who hasn't slept can go cr-a-zy on a stranger in the street without even thinking about her personal safety. 

But it's not just the big things, like smooth R&B at volume 11 on a jacked up stereo system, that can wake up those little bundles of joy. I've discovered an entire cache of baby waking noises that are incredibly annoying and destructive.

  1. Surprisingly frequent fights in the street
  2. Stupid car horns
  3. Toilet flushing (true story)
  4. Older sister without volume control
  5. Trash truck, followed by recycle truck, followed by compost trash truck
  6. Totally necessary coffee maker
  7. Unnecessary car alarm, because does anyone do anything other than get annoyed when they hear one these days?
  8. Smoke alarm due to steam from only shower you've had all week
  9. Oprah
  10. You, turning over to get comfortable so you can sleep some more ... oh, never mind

What annoying noises wake up your baby?


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