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5 Ways To Keep a High Need Baby or Toddler Entertained

5 Ways To Keep a High Need Baby or Toddler Entertained

2:21 pm |

High need babies and toddlers tend to suck at entertaining themselves. While other kids are content to sit in a bouncy seat looking around, or can sometimes play happily with toys on their own, these things can be very difficult (or impossible) for a high need baby or toddler This can be extremely frustrating for […]

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A Possible Treatment Or Cure For Colic?

A Possible Treatment Or Cure For Colic?

12:45 pm |

Could we be getting closer to a treatment or cure for colic? I was interviewed recently for a Huffington Post article, Science Has Maybe Found a Way to Help Colicky Babies (Please, Fingers Crossed). The article reviewed a brand new study in the journal, Pediatrics, that looked at Lactobacillus Reuteri (aka probiotics) as a possible […]

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Why I Now Recommend the Graco DreamGlider Swing & Sleeper

Why I Now Recommend the Graco DreamGlider Swing & Sleeper

4:09 pm |

  If you’ve been around this site for a while, you’ll probably know that the #1 swing I have always recommended is the Fisher Price Cradle ‘n Swing. When Sammy was small enough to use a swing (10.5 years ago!), we bought a second hand Fisher Price Aquarium cradle swing for him to sleep in. […]

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Our Review of the Sleepy Stroll

Our Review of the Sleepy Stroll

12:59 pm |

Please note: While we were compensated for writing this post, the words and opinions noted below are 100% our own. We do not accept payment nor publish review posts if our panel of reviewers gives a product an unfavourable review. When Sammy was a baby – and especially a newborn – we spent 90% of our time […]

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I Feel Like My Baby Hates Me. Help!

I Feel Like My Baby Hates Me. Help!

11:06 am |

This is the kind of blog post that probably wouldn’t do well on a typical parenting blog. Better blog post titles for mainstream “mommy blogs” might be: Top Reason I Love Being a Mom 7 Fun Activities You Can Do With Your Baby 5 Tips For Getting Your 3 Month Old To Sleep Through The Night […]

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New Research: Husbands May Be Key To Reducing Colic

New Research: Husbands May Be Key To Reducing Colic

3:01 pm |

New research published in the journal Child: Care, Health and Development suggests that husbands may play a significant role in whether or not a baby has colic. We’ve known for a long time that a mom’s ongoing (“trait”) depression or anxiety – both prenatally and postnatally – are correlated with having a fussy baby. However, the role […]

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Research On High Need Babies [Fact Sheet]

Research On High Need Babies [Fact Sheet]

3:22 pm |

For parents of fussy or high need babies, there are often more questions than there are answers. Some of these questions might be: Where did the term “high need baby” come from? How many babies are born fussy or high need? What causes some babies to be fussier than others? Could something I have done […]

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Sleep Training: Is It Safe & Effective? [Fact Sheet]

Sleep Training: Is It Safe & Effective? [Fact Sheet]

9:48 am |

*Scroll to the end of this post to download the complete sleep training fact sheet. There is probably no parenting topic quite as controversial as sleep training (ok, vaccinations would be right up there!). In case you’re not familiar with the term, sleep training is essentially when parents intervene to help their baby learn to […]

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50 Secrets To Parenting A Spirited Child

50 Secrets To Parenting A Spirited Child

9:28 am |

Kids don’t come with instructions, obviously. But with high need or spirited kids, we REALLY need them. You’ve likely already discovered that the usual strategies and techniques that work on more easygoing kids sometimes don’t work with high need, strong-willed or “difficult” kids. This can leave you asking, “How on earth am I supposed to […]

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What Is A High Need Baby?

What Is A High Need Baby?

2:14 pm |

This seems like such a simple question, right? If you’ve heard the term before, you’ve probably already assigned a specific meaning to it. You may think of a high need baby or toddler as one who: Is fussy because of a physical condition like reflux, a food allergy or sensitivity or a lip or tongue […]

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