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Holly Klaassen and kidsWelcome 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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Colic Diaries: A Real Mom’s Story

Colic Diaries: A Real Mom's Story

*This post was originally published on the Colief Infant Drops blog. This is a sponsored post, meaning I have been compensated for writing it. However, the experiences and opinions below are 100% my own.  Colic is one of those things you can’t possibly understand unless you’ve experienced it.[...]

3 Research-Backed Ways To Help Your High Need Baby Sleep

3 Research-Backed Ways To Help Your High Need Baby Sleep

In a recent survey, I asked parents of high need babies about sleep. Based on what I’ve heard from parents over the past nine years of running this site, I felt quite confident in being able to predict what they were going to say: that their high need baby had troubles falling asleep, staying as[...]

Is It Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or High Needs?

Is It Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or High Needs?

High need babies are known for their sensitivity and intensity. High needs is a continuum, of course, but most high need babies tend to fall on the high end of the scale when it comes to these two traits. Because of this, many parents begin to wonder and worry that there may be something m[...]

10 Innovative New Products For Fussy Babies

10 Innovative New Products For Fussy Babies

I'm super excited about this post!!! I'm regularly asked which products I recommend for fussy, colicky and high need babies and toddlers. As you may have noticed, there are many products that sound great...until you actually bring them home and try them. New products are constantly coming acro[...]

DIY Sleep Training Programs for High Need Babies

DIY Sleep Training Programs for High Need Babies

Let's get real: hiring a sleep consultant can be expensive. While I personally believe a good sleep consultant (one who knows high need babies) is worth every penny, I know not everyone can swing it financially. This is when do-it-yourself (DIY) sleep training methods are so helpful. First[...]

Surefire New Strategy To Calm a Fussy Baby?

Surefire New Strategy To Calm a Fussy Baby?

One more trick to try when your baby's crying...who doesn't need that?! I came across this video clip today from pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics. It shows the good doctor picking up a crying baby (facing downwards), and gently folding the baby's arms under his chest. [...]

How To Handle Sleep Regressions With Your High Need Baby

How To Handle Sleep Regressions With Your High Need Baby

By Nicole Johnson, Founder and Lead Consultant of The Baby Sleep Site® Sleep regressions are no joke, man. A sleep regression can cause even the best sleeper to suddenly take too-short naps (or skip naps altogether) and wake frequently at night. In my work with families, I’ve learned that sleep[...]

Driving With a Hysterical Traveller

Driving With a Hysterical Traveller

I hate leaving the house. It is almost as bad as staying home.  Some days I honestly don't know which is worse. When we stay home Lillian tends to be fussier than when are out in public. But driving is usually such a nightmare for us. There are days I wish I had a personal assistant to dri[...]

Top 10 Tips For Driving With a Fussy or High Need Baby

Top 10 Tips For Driving With a Fussy or High Need Baby

"All babies love the car!", they said. "When your baby won't sleep, just put him in the car and drive around a bit. That will knock him out in no time!". If that's your hysterical laughter I hear in the background, chances are you have a high need baby. While it's true that some high need bab[...]

High Need Baby Survey Results [Free Report]

High Need Baby Survey Results [Free Report]

Earlier this year, over 1,400 of our parents participated in a survey on The Fussy Baby Site. I wanted to get answers to questions like: Does having a stressful pregnancy or labor result in having a high need child? Is there a correlation between taking antidepressents while pregnant and havin[...]

 

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