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A Conversation on Perinatal Imprinting

A Conversation on Perinatal Imprinting

[ 1 ] 5:55 pm |

Aside from the medical and developmental scales we use to understand babies, there is a language we can learn that lets us decode exactly what babies are telling us. They have a stealth language that is designed to draw us in so that we listen very closely to what words and thoughts fail to do. […]

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Heather’s Story: Having a Baby That Never Slept

Heather’s Story: Having a Baby That Never Slept

[ 6 ] 11:37 am |

I think this is an important story to share with you. Many of the personal stories we post on the blog follow a few predictable patterns: A baby suddenly becomes fussy at 2 weeks of age (colic), a colicky baby still hasn’t outgrown ‘colic’ by 5 months of age, or a parent comes to the […]

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Do You Have a Village?

Do You Have a Village?

[ 5 ] 12:14 pm |

Do you have a village? Is it your your mother, your sister, your moms group, your neighbor? Or maybe your best friend? I am a few years removed now from my fussy and colicky newborns. But I am never removed from the day to day challenges that befall every family. Most days, support is great […]

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Giving PC Diapers a Try: A Review

Giving PC Diapers a Try: A Review

[ 0 ] 4:47 pm |

When I decided to test out PC Diapers I was skeptical. In general, when it comes to diapers, I do not like store brands at all. I’ve had some pretty bad luck with diapers, and given that my wonderful 16 month old is a pretty heavy-wetting kid, I was ready for leaks. Then, the first […]

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Christine’s Story: When 1 + 1 is the Loneliest Number of All

Christine’s Story: When 1 + 1 is the Loneliest Number of All

[ 1 ] 5:14 pm |

  6pm. Walking frantically around the neighbourhood with my screaming 4 week old baby. Trying to ignore people on the streets giving me looks that say “is she murdering that baby?”. Texting my husband frantically, “are you almost home?????” Pounding the pavement more, past the brownstones, shops and parks that I’d walked past so many […]

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…Then I Guess I’m a Bad Parent

…Then I Guess I’m a Bad Parent

[ 15 ] 9:54 am |

Maybe it’s because I had fussy babies, and anything that worked was worth doing. Or maybe I’m missing the gene that is supposed to make me care about what other people think, but when it comes to what other people, parents or non, think about the way I parent my children? Frankly, I don’t give […]

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The Green Eyed Monster

The Green Eyed Monster

[ 7 ] 10:12 pm |

I had two disagreeable newborns. Neither were the kind of babies who could nap anywhere or go anywhere or be amenable to whatever situation they found themselves in. They hated the car, they hated being put down. Really, they both hated pretty much everything. It was hard enough being around all of my friends while […]

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Amy’s Story: “Doing it all Wrong”

Amy’s Story: “Doing it all Wrong”

[ 4 ] 10:15 am |

Conceived during Hurricane Irene and born during a major thunderstorm, my little Zoe seemed destined to have a tumultuous babyhood. The pain she gave me in the womb from her seemingly super-strength kickboxing in utero, translated directly into her being fussy and clenching at the breast. I only lasted 3 weeks with breastfeeding after it […]

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Is this thing on?

Is this thing on?

[ 6 ] 3:26 am |

Whenever I start up a conversation with a random mom and they mention that they had such a good first baby, but that their second one is much more difficult, I immediately tell them about The Fussy Baby Site. It is the place where I found solace, where I realized that it wasn’t just me […]

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Christine’s Story: Running on Fumes

Christine’s Story: Running on Fumes

[ 3 ] 7:04 am |

My 10-month-old baby girl is bad sleeper. A terrible sleeper, in fact. For various reasons, such as reflux, gas and, probably by now, behavioural training, E is a baby who, quite frequently, likes to party in her room all night long. This isn’t a story about how to get your baby to sleep through the […]

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