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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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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[...]

Preparing your Child for Daylight Savings: A Quick Guide

Preparing your Child for Daylight Savings: A Quick Guide

Remember before you had children when gaining an hour was such a luxury? Not so when it leads to overtired, cranky little ones and 5 a.m. wakeup calls. Don’t panic parents! Here are some tips to help you prepare your little ones for the change in advance. Option #1: Do Nothing If your child is[...]

7 Great Products for High Need Babies

7 Great Products for High Need Babies

When Sammy was a baby, I tried all sorts of products that promised to help him sleep, calm him down or keep him entertained. But guess what? I discovered that the products recommended in baby books and websites were more often than not designed for 'easy' babies! The thing you realize very qu[...]

Kimberly’s Story: How to Survive with a High Need Baby

Kimberly's Story: How to Survive with a High Need Baby

I write this story as my 10 month old daughter sleeps quietly in her crib. She is sleeping alone, in her room, self-soothing, and for more than 20 minutes. I write this story as a survivor. That is what we parents of high need/colicky babies are; we are not only parents but we are survivors. [...]

You’re Not Letting Me Have the Happy Home I Wanted (A Letter to My High Need Child)

You're Not Letting Me Have the Happy Home I Wanted (A Letter to My High Need Child)

To my darling high need child: Before I start, let me emphasize that I love you more than life itself. I would do anything for you, and wouldn't trade you for anything in the world. BUT........ The past _______ months/years haven't been easy for me and your father/mother/sibling(s). I k[...]

Meg’s Story: An Invitation to Meet Colicky, High Need and Spirited Moms Near You

Meg's Story: An Invitation to Meet Colicky, High Need and Spirited Moms Near You

Becoming a mom is amazing. BUT. Why does there always have to be a “but” attached to something good? Well, as with any major life change, becoming a mom can come with growing pains… and pretty tough ones at times. For me, it was the colic. The damn colic. My son didn’t sleep for about a year. Ok m[...]

 

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