Q: Friends of ours had a baby two days ago. They work with college students and are dearly loved by many in this town...almost too many. The number of visitors has been overwhelming, especially since the bulk of them are college kids who are not in touch with the etiquette of new-baby visits. (They stay too long, they come unannounced, they raid the fridge.) I would like to make a cute sign for this couple to hang on the front door that communicates the wishes of the parents but I want it to friendly. How do you say "We love that you want to see our new baby BUT...no unannounced visits, no staying too long, and come back another time" without sounding rude? Has anyone ever made or seen a sign beyond "Do not disturb?" Thanks for the tips! And the new mommy thanks you too!
Sent by JoiEditor: We all know how these parents feel! Readers, what's a polite and friendly way to get the message across? (Maybe include a note that food donations are welcome!)
As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.
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