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Holly Klaassen has been running The Fussy Baby Site since 2007. Inspired to start the site after giving birth to her second child, the site aims to provide support and information to parents of fussy, colicky, high need or 'spirited' babies and kids. The main message of this site? You are not alone! When Holly isn't writing for The Fussy Baby Site, she can be found writing for other businesses on topics related to digital marketing, social media, business, and of course, parenting.

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Holly Klaassen has been running The Fussy Baby Site since 2007. Inspired to start the site after giving birth to her second child, the site aims to provide support and information to parents of fussy, colicky, high need or 'spirited' babies and kids. The main message of this site? You are not alone! When Holly isn't writing for The Fussy Baby Site, she can be found writing for other businesses on topics related to digital marketing, social media, business, and of course, parenting.

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Is My Baby Colicky or High Needs?

Is My Baby Colicky or High Needs?

[ 0 ] 5:18 pm |

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 (and others) can […]

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The Myth Of “You Made Him That Way”

The Myth Of “You Made Him That Way”

[ 0 ] 3:00 pm |

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 something wrong. But […]

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

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

[ 0 ] 7:14 pm |

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 […]

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Resources for High Needs Babies

Resources for High Needs Babies

[ 0 ] 10:58 pm |

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 and ‘needier’ than […]

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

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

[ 0 ] 10:55 am |

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 what did and […]

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Top 10 Natural Remedies for Colicky Babies

Top 10 Natural Remedies for Colicky Babies

[ 0 ] 6:56 pm |

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 until you […]

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Resources for Surviving Infant Colic

Resources for Surviving Infant Colic

[ 0 ] 1:34 pm |

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, strategies for coping […]

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Sabine’s Story: How We Survived Colic

Sabine’s Story: How We Survived Colic

[ 0 ] 2:40 pm |

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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Preparing your Child for Daylight Savings: A Quick Guide

Preparing your Child for Daylight Savings: A Quick Guide

[ 0 ] 12:11 pm |

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 […]

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7 Great Products for High Need Babies

7 Great Products for High Need Babies

[ 5 ] 5:43 pm |

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 quickly about high […]

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