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Category: Colic

A Brief History of The Fussy Baby Site

A Brief History of The Fussy Baby Site

[ 1 ] 4:49 pm |

I can’t remember the exact moment I decided to start The Fussy Baby Site, but I know it was when Sammy was 5 months old (5 months old!!!) and my daughter was almost 3. The first months were filled with sleep deprivation, crying, screaming, feeding issues, reflux, a dairy intolerance – you name it. We […]

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The 2 Products You Must Have to Help Your Fussy Newborn Sleep

The 2 Products You Must Have to Help Your Fussy Newborn Sleep

[ 2 ] 6:40 pm |

I can hear sleep consultants all over the world gasping and saying, “Don’t recommend PRODUCTS for helping babies sleep…those are SLEEP PROPS!!!”. Well, I guess the 2 products I’m about to recommend are sleep props…but I’m of the strong opinion that if you have something that works with a non-sleeping baby, do it! And I […]

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Badges for Your Blog or Social Media Profile

Badges for Your Blog or Social Media Profile

[ 4 ] 11:17 am |

Sometimes I feel like I’m saying the same thing over and over again. I don’t want to be a whiner or a broken record, but lack of understanding and empathy from friends, family and strangers are a big complaint around these parts. Anyone who’s had a baby with an easy or average temperament, or one […]

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Is There Really Such a Thing as a High Need Baby?

Is There Really Such a Thing as a High Need Baby?

[ 8 ] 10:48 pm |

A common theme among parents who frequent this site and my Facebook page is that family and friends just don’t ‘get’ what it’s like having a fussy baby. They may assume the baby’s parents are overreacting to normal baby behaviour, or that the baby’s excessive crying and fussiness is the result of poor or misguided parenting […]

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Baby Cries All Day: Is it Possible to Have All-Day Colic?

Baby Cries All Day: Is it Possible to Have All-Day Colic?

[ 2 ] 4:29 pm |

It it possible to have all-day colic? If not, why does my baby cry all day? Prior to having kids, you might have imagined parenthood something like this:  You bring your baby home from the hospital, still slightly hungover on adrenaline and hormones, and prepare for your new life together. You already know babies cry […]

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What I Wish Doctors Knew About High Need Babies

What I Wish Doctors Knew About High Need Babies

[ 2 ] 7:27 pm |

There is nothing ‘wrong’ with high need babies One thing I hear from parents with some regularity is that their pediatrician or family physician has never heard the term ‘high need baby‘. Although I don’t blame them for not knowing it, it does puzzle me. When something can account for all the ‘symptoms’ that are […]

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Ask the Experts: Harvey Karp

Ask the Experts: Harvey Karp

[ 0 ] 12:51 pm |

Dr. Harvey Karp is a pediatrician and author of the best-selling books, CD’s and DVD’s in the Happiest Baby on the Block and the Happiest Toddler on the Block series.  Dr. Karp’s techniques offer parents a very practical and effective way of not only calming their baby, but also of helping them sleep longer. These […]

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50 Pieces of Stellar Advice New Moms Are Dying to Receive

50 Pieces of Stellar Advice New Moms Are Dying to Receive

[ 5 ] 9:46 pm |

You know how sometimes you see a struggling mom and don’t just want to say the same old boring stuff? Stuff like “How can I help?”, or “Here, let me take your baby so you can get a break?”. Well, don’t worry, because I’ve put together this list of other stuff you can say. And […]

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Sierra’s Story: Colic and Chiropractic

Sierra’s Story: Colic and Chiropractic

[ 2 ] 3:20 pm |

I have been on this site for a couple weeks now, reading all your posts and comments about all your sweet babies and how they are high needs, fussy, colicky, acid reflux, etc. I have read through all the things you do or have done to see if there’s something else I can try for my […]

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Colic Relief: 17 Ways to Calm Colic

Colic Relief: 17 Ways to Calm Colic

[ 1 ] 4:36 pm |

Colic stinks. There’s not too much more I can say about that. When your baby has colic, you’re willing to try anything and everything to stop the crying and soothe your baby. Following are 17 soothing techniques you can use right now to provide colic relief.  The Colic Hold Place your baby face down along […]

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