You’ve probably already figured out that parenting a spirited toddler or preschooler is MUCH different than parenting a more easygoing kid. All those strategies that you see working with other kids (or that worked with YOUR other kids) just seem to make your child even more frustrated, upset or out of control. This likely leaves […]
Author Archive: Holly
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.
Have you always suspected there was something a little different about your baby? Maybe you’ve noticed he or she: Doesn’t sleep well, day or night Seems to have more intense reactions than other babies Isn’t content to just sit and look around – needs constant entertainment Rarely seems to be happy or content Doesn’t easily […]
I’ll admit it: when my kids were little, I found myself OUT OF MY MIND BORED about 50% of the time. I was always happy when we had actual things we needed to get done – things like eating, taking a bath or running an errand. But the remaining time was hard for me. What […]
Evening fussiness was the bane of my existence when my kids were little. I vividly remember that come 5:00, any semblance of peace and order we had achieved during the day went out the window. If this is your experience too, you’ve already experienced what’s known as the “witching hour”. This is that time of the night – […]
It’s been estimated that parents spend around $12,000 on baby-related expenses during a child’s first year. Of course, a large chunk of that amount includes formula, diapers and an allotment for housing. However, I’m guessing a hefty chunk of that $12K is also spent on gear designed to make life with a new baby easier. […]
I first encountered colic (briefly) when I was a young teenager. One of my first babysitting jobs involved watching three kids, one of whom had colic. That was a LONG night! My next real encounter was when I had my first child. My daughter would have unexplained bouts of inconsolable crying and screaming, mainly at […]