Tutorial: Door muffler

Tutorial: Door mufflerA door closing usually doesn’t sound so loud, but when there’s a baby or small child asleep it can be enough to wake them up and end the precious nap time.  Heidi Kay from Muslin and Merlot shows how to make a door muffler to keep a door from slamming shut.  It’s a piece of fabric with elastic bands that fit around the doorknobs on each side of the door, and a piece of fabric that covers the door closing mechanism.  This would make a great gift for a new parent!  Go to Muslin and Merlot for the tute.

[photo from Muslin and Merlot]


  1. Sandie says

    I feel it’s just better to train your child to sleep through noise. I did and I have good sleepers still ages 20, 22, 24 & 26. This also makes life easier for parents not having to tip toe around.

  2. Jeri says

    I think this is a great idea. When I read this, my first reaction was that this could be great for adults too. If I get up before my husband, I always close the bedroom door so as to not disturb him. Even though I do close the door quietly, if I open another door, the door often makes a noise because of the vacuum effect. This would be a great item to use to make sure he won’t be disturbed. I think this could be used for daytime sleepers or someone that is ill. It’s like a second defense.

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