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Category: High Need Babies

Susan’s Story: A Moment of Perspective

Susan’s Story: A Moment of Perspective

[ 0 ] 1:08 pm |

There are times when I have a moment of clarity. Today was one. After we came back from being out all day I was worn out. I looked at Jacob and thought: This is one of those moments when I wish I could just lay down and relax after being at the park and the […]

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Letting Go of the ‘Should’s’

Letting Go of the ‘Should’s’

[ 2 ] 2:33 pm |

There is one thing, one insidious thing, that makes life with a high need child 10x harder than it needs to be. It’s not the fact that your little one wakes up 5 times a night. It’s not that he’s a fussy eater who can’t go more than 1 or 2 hours between feeds. It’s […]

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Nothing is Wrong…She’s Just a High Need Baby

Nothing is Wrong…She’s Just a High Need Baby

[ 1 ] 8:45 am |

I’ve spent more than 8 months wondering what was wrong with my baby, testing various theories, hating myself, resenting her, fighting with my husband, and getting nowhere. I’ve finally figured it out. Nothing. Nothing is wrong with her. She cries a lot, yes. But she also talks a lot. She has a greater variety of […]

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40 Fussy Baby Soothing Techniques: The Complete Guide

40 Fussy Baby Soothing Techniques: The Complete Guide

[ 3 ] 3:00 pm |

When your fussy baby won’t stop crying and you feel like you’re going to LOSE IT, it can be helpful to have a list of soothing techniques you can try. Most of us end up getting stuck using the same old techniques, again and again, regardless of whether they’re working or not. Following is a […]

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This is Not the Child I Dreamt of

This is Not the Child I Dreamt of

[ 6 ] 11:56 am |

High need babies are known to ‘live out loud’. These are the babies who will let you know their displeasure the very moment their poop hits the diaper, or the second they feel their first twinge of hunger or thirst. Instead of fussing because they don’t want to go to sleep, they’ll scream bloody murder. […]

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Carleen’s Story: The Marathon of Raising a Spirited Child

Carleen’s Story: The Marathon of Raising a Spirited Child

[ 3 ] 9:36 am |

On a scale of one through ten, Liam’s activity level was definitely at a ten. From the day he was born he was alert and active.  Whenever I had gone to visit friends’ newborns they’d lay in a swing or a bouncy chair passed out like an old man after Thanksgiving dinner.  Moms looked tired […]

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Renae’s Story: The Power of Gratitude

Renae’s Story: The Power of Gratitude

[ 2 ] 4:28 pm |

A precious baby boy dies from complications of acute myeloid leukemia. Two days prior, he served as the best man in his parents’ wedding. The story, which likely would have brought me to tears prior to having Clara, affected me in an entirely different way as a mother. I looked down at my precious baby […]

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Do High Need Babies Turn into High Need Kids?

Do High Need Babies Turn into High Need Kids?

[ 5 ] 2:07 pm |

  Wouldn’t it be nice to know whether your spirited, high need or ‘difficult’ baby will outgrow this behaviour later in life? Well one of our moms recently passed on this article to me, and I know many of you will appreciate it. Click here to read Difficult Babies Can Turn into Super Kids. Keep […]

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When Do High Need Babies Get Easier?

When Do High Need Babies Get Easier?

[ 38 ] 10:27 am |

Unfortunately there’s no ‘one size fits all’ answer to this question, but there are some definite patterns. I know when your baby is up yet again partying at 3am, or your toddler is having his 3rd (or 5th, or 10th) tantrum of the day, you need some good news to hold onto. So I thought […]

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Melissa’s Story: A High Need Baby After Infertility

Melissa’s Story: A High Need Baby After Infertility

[ 10 ] 10:59 am |

My husband and I turned to a fertility specialist in order to conceive our daughter. It was a heartbreaking time when all I wanted was to get pregnant and I just couldn’t. Finally, though, we conceived. My husband and I were thrilled. At last, we would be having a baby! I borrowed my sister’s What […]

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