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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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Is Your Child Desperately Overtired? Overcoming a Sleep Deficit With a High Needs Child

Is Your Child Desperately Overtired? Overcoming a Sleep Deficit With a High Needs Child

By Diana Julian, certified child sleep consultant and owner of Big Sky Lullaby Sleep Consulting If you are a parent of a high need child, I don’t have to tell you that when your child is tired their challenging temperament becomes even more challenging. This is because they are more sensitive t[...]

The Gift of the Not-So-Easy Baby

The Gift of the Not-So-Easy Baby

“It's not walking away when a mirror is held up in front of you and you see how much you are ruled by the expectations of society instead of what your desires are and the needs of your family.” A few months into my parenting journey, this quote from Mayim Bialik really hit home for me. My dau[...]

Is My Baby Colicky or High Needs?

Is My Baby Colicky or High Needs?

One of the tricky parts of running this site is constantly trying not to scare new parents into thinking their colicky baby is going to turn into a 'high need' baby! If you're new to the all day/all night crying, screaming, fussing, non-sleeping scene, all the terms you'll read on this site ([...]

The Myth Of “You Made Him That Way”

The Myth Of "You Made Him That Way"

Do you ever wonder if you caused your baby's fussiness or high need behaviours? If so, you're not alone. When you see other people's babies sitting contentedly in the stroller, or sleeping through the night, or just generally being a joy to have around, it's hard not to feel like you're doing someth[...]

Merry Christmas to Us!!! Rock ‘n Play Has Gone Automated

Merry Christmas to Us!!! Rock 'n Play Has Gone Automated

Someone on our Facebook group shared this today with the caption: Oh Joy to the World! :) I couldn't wait to share it with you. This is perhaps the most popular product used around these parts for helping fussy babies sleep. Only problem is, until now, you had to sit next to it and rock it with y[...]

Resources for High Needs Babies

Resources for High Needs Babies

You may find yourself a bit perplexed at some of the terminology you've seen used throughout this site; terms like colic, high need (high needs) and spirited. There are many possible situations or triggers that may have brought you here, but one thing is fairly certain: your baby or child is fussier[...]

Heidi’s Story: Planning For The “Perfect” Baby

Heidi's Story: Planning For The "Perfect" Baby

God started preparing me for my son ten years ago when I landed in a job working at the WIC (women, infant, and child) program as a nutritionist and they sent me for training to become certified as lactation consulted. I spent five years learning about people’s families and seeing first hand [...]

Top 10 Natural Remedies for Colicky Babies

Top 10 Natural Remedies for Colicky Babies

When you have a baby with colic, you're desperate to try anything to help soothe her into comfort. It can feel very defeating when you try to calm your baby and nothing works. Babies with colic are crying for a number of physical and neurological reasons, so trying all of the techniques possible[...]

Resources for Surviving Infant Colic

Resources for Surviving Infant Colic

Are you at the end of your rope with your colicky baby? This post will point you to all the resources you need to get through this extremely challenging time. Following are some of our most popular blog posts: stories of parents who have survived colic, techniques for soothing your colicky baby,[...]

Sabine’s Story: How We Survived Colic

Sabine's Story: How We Survived Colic

I know they say pregnancy is not a disease. But I sure felt sick all the way through. I went through just about everything in my pregnancy books chapter on side effects. The nausea started early and never went away. I was confined to the house for the last month due to pelvic instability. Needless[...]

 

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