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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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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[...]

Our High Need Journey: Kelly’s Story

Our High Need Journey: Kelly's Story

Lillian was born full of personality.  I didn't get to spend a whole bunch of time with her before she was whisked off to NICU, but in the time spent with her she was quick to reveal some of her personality. She stayed in NICU a full 10 days before we were able to bring her home.  My husband [...]

An Open Letter To Partners of High Needs Babies’ Mothers

An Open Letter To Partners of High Needs Babies' Mothers

Dear Guys, It's not just her. We're all like that. Mommies are biologically wired to respond to our babies' needs. Crying is the only way they have to communicate with us, and when they cry, we don't just hear it; we FEEL it. Like, deep in our soul, pulling at our hearts feel it. Don't [...]

Solving the Mystery of The High Needs Puzzle

Solving the Mystery of The High Needs Puzzle

I've heard several people refer to "the high needs puzzle", and it's a term I'm growing to use and love more and more. Too often, we're told that there is one, singular reason why our baby or toddler is fussy or high need. Some of the suggested reasons are that: You're spoiling your baby [...]

Chrissy’s Story: Colic, Guilt and Postpartum Depression

Chrissy's Story: Colic, Guilt and Postpartum Depression

My story starts before my little girl was born. Man, she was a character even in my belly. She was ALWAYS moving in there! And boy, did she give my ribs and bladder a work out; being so petite (she was born 6lbs 6ozs pretty much right on time) she had neverending room to play. The further [...]

 

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