Welcome to The Fussy Baby Site, the only site dedicated to supporting parents of fussy, colicky and high need babies and kids. If your baby frequently fusses or cries, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one who doesn’t have an ‘easy baby’.
My goal is to help you realize you’re not doing anything wrong, and that there’s nothing ‘wrong’ with your child! Visit my blog to read personal stories of fussy and high need babies, and helpful tips to not only survive but to THRIVE with your high need child!
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When you have a baby who is rarely happy or content, it can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. It can lead you to start questioning every decision you make, just in case it's the reason your baby is inconsolable. It's easy to feel like you aren't enough. Sometimes you [...]
Taking a high need baby or toddler on an airplane can be an utterly overwhelming prospect. High need kids tend to have intense emotional needs that require constant attention. They cry more and often need non-stop entertainment. The thought of taking them into a small space, sur[...]
It's been estimated that parents spend around $12,000 on baby-related expenses during a child's first year. Of course, a large chunk of that amount includes formula, diapers and an allotment for housing. However, I'm guessing a hefty chunk of that $12K is also spent on gear designed to make l[...]
Having a high need baby can be overwhelming. These are the babies who seem to hate sleep, never seem to be content, and require a LOT of patience from their parents. They are intense and can easily push you to the edge of insanity. This post will provide 8 tips to stay sane with a high nee[...]
I first encountered colic (briefly) when I was a young teenager. One of my first babysitting jobs involved watching three kids, one of whom had colic. That was a LONG night! My next real encounter was when I had my first child. My daughter would have unexplained bouts of inconsolable crying a[...]
Christmas has always been my favorite time of year. Being with family, eating decadent food, playing in the snow (the rare time we get it here in Vancouver)...these are the things I look forward to throughout the entire year. The year Sammy was born was no different. He was due at the end of [...]
I frequently hear from parents of high need babies who say their family and friends just don't understand. They're often told things like: "High need"? Ha! All babies have needs! If you would just change your parenting style, she wouldn't be so needy. You're imagining/exaggerating how hard [...]
Note: This post was recently written by one of the moms in our private Facebook group. I couldn't have said it better myself! This is shared here with her permission. So in these past short 3 months, I've started creating a list of things/tips, etc. that only fellow mamas/parents of high nee[...]
This is a question that many parents of high need babies struggle with. They want to understand why their child is so fussy, discontent and unpredictable. They think that if they can pin down the cause, it will somehow make life more manageable. I think this is a natural tendency, and is just[...]
According to new research out of Flinders University in Australia, the cry it out (CIO) method of sleep training does not lead to emotional problems or attachment issues in babies. Researchers worked with 43 sets of parents of infants between the ages of 6 and 16 months. Infants were divided [...]