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Category: High Need Babies

Driving With a Hysterical Traveller

Driving With a Hysterical Traveller

[ 0 ] 9:49 am |

I hate leaving the house. It is almost as bad as staying home.  Some days I honestly don’t know which is worse. When we stay home Lillian tends to be fussier than when are out in public. But driving is usually such a nightmare for us. There are days I wish I had a personal […]

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High Need Baby Survey Results [Free Report]

High Need Baby Survey Results [Free Report]

[ 4 ] 12:22 pm |

Earlier this year, over 1,400 of our parents participated in a survey on The Fussy Baby Site. I wanted to get answers to questions like: Does having a stressful pregnancy or labor result in having a high need child? Is there a correlation between taking antidepressents while pregnant and having a fussy baby? Does having a […]

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Our High Need Journey: Kelly’s Story

Our High Need Journey: Kelly’s Story

[ 0 ] 9:13 am |

Lillian was born full of personality.  I didn’t get to spend a whole bunch of time with her before she was whisked off to NICU, but in the time spent with her she was quick to reveal some of her personality. She stayed in NICU a full 10 days before we were able to bring […]

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An Open Letter To Partners of High Needs Babies’ Mothers

An Open Letter To Partners of High Needs Babies’ Mothers

[ 0 ] 3:52 pm |

Dear Guys, It’s not just her. We’re all like that. Mommies are biologically wired to respond to our babies’ needs. Crying is the only way they have to communicate with us, and when they cry, we don’t just hear it; we FEEL it. Like, deep in our soul, pulling at our hearts feel it. Don’t […]

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Solving the Mystery of The High Needs Puzzle

Solving the Mystery of The High Needs Puzzle

[ 0 ] 2:25 pm |

I’ve heard several people refer to “the high needs puzzle”, and it’s a term I’m growing to use and love more and more. Too often, we’re told that there is one, singular reason why our baby or toddler is fussy or high need. Some of the suggested reasons are that: You’re spoiling your baby You […]

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Chrissy’s Story: Colic, Guilt and Postpartum Depression

Chrissy’s Story: Colic, Guilt and Postpartum Depression

[ 4 ] 2:27 pm |

My story starts before my little girl was born. Man, she was a character even in my belly. She was ALWAYS moving in there! And boy, did she give my ribs and bladder a work out; being so petite (she was born 6lbs 6ozs pretty much right on time) she had neverending room to play. […]

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The Gift of the Not-So-Easy Baby

The Gift of the Not-So-Easy Baby

[ 0 ] 10:40 am |

“It’s not walking away when a mirror is held up in front of you and you see how much you are ruled by the expectations of society instead of what your desires are and the needs of your family.” A few months into my parenting journey, this quote from Mayim Bialik really hit home for […]

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Is My Baby Colicky or High Needs?

Is My Baby Colicky or High Needs?

[ 2 ] 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”

[ 2 ] 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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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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