Have a High Need Baby? Start here.
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!
Not sure if you have a high need baby? Start here.
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You’ve probably already figured out that parenting a spirited toddler or preschooler is MUCH different than parenting a more easygoing kid. All those strategies that you see working with other kids (or that worked with YOUR other kids) just seem to make your child even more frustrated, upset [...]
Have you always suspected there was something a little different about your baby? Maybe you've noticed he or she: Doesn't sleep well, day or night Seems to have more intense reactions than other babies Isn't content to just sit and look around - needs constant entertainment Rarely s[...]
I'll admit it: when my kids were little, I found myself OUT OF MY MIND BORED about 50% of the time. I was always happy when we had actual things we needed to get done - things like eating, taking a bath or running an errand. But the remaining time was hard for me. What do you do for 12+ hours[...]
Editor's note: Special thanks to Leslee Harrington for sharing her story of hope with us! My son James was born November 13, 2014 at 39 weeks. He was a planned Cesarean since he was breech. I like to joke and say he was literally stubborn before he was born! From the beginning we struggle[...]
Evening fussiness was the bane of my existence when my kids were little. I vividly remember that come 5:00, any semblance of peace and order we had achieved during the day went out the window. If this is your experience too, you've already experienced what's known as the "witching hour". T[...]
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[...]