It’s been a few years since Ive had little babies in the house. But boy, did I ever have them at one time. Four of them to be exact, all under 14 months at their very youngest. As you can imagine, this necessitated an army of people to help (it really does “take a village”).
With so many people coming and going, there were feeding & diaper changing charts coming out my ears. And when the babies were napping we of course wanted to close their nursery door to keep it quiet (relying on the ever-present baby monitors to keep us in the know).
Other times we would close the door when perhaps the baby was awake but simply playing in his or her crib.
How was anyone supposed to know if it was ok to open the door? And I dared anyone to do it….waking one up too early was not on the schedule!
So I came up with these little signs.
It’s a simple concept really. One side announces they’re sleeping; the other side tells you they’re awake.
Just type out your sign (or hand write), laminate it (any office supply store can do it), punch two holes, tie a ribbon or string and it’s ready to hang on the door knob!
I have to take a moment and say that lamination is my best friend!
These are like the hotel “Do Not Disturb” signs, without the maid service that you wish you had.
A final thought. When you see a sign that says “Twins are Awake”…you’d better wake up yourself and run for your life!