Category: High Need Babies

What Is A High Need Baby?

What Is A High Need Baby?

2:14 pm |

This seems like such a simple question, right? If you’ve heard the term before, you’ve probably already assigned a specific meaning to it. You may think of a high need baby or toddler as one who: Is fussy because of a physical condition like reflux, a food allergy or sensitivity or a lip or tongue […]

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Is Your Baby High Needs….Or Just Overtired?

Is Your Baby High Needs….Or Just Overtired?

4:46 pm |

There’s one thing harder than a high need baby: an overtired high need baby! As you already know, high need babies tend to exhibit some characteristics that can be particularly draining for their parents. These characteristics or behaviours can include increased intensity, sensitivity, hyperactivity, etc. For babies who already struggle with these traits, adding sleep […]

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What’s The Best Parenting Style For High Need Kids?

What’s The Best Parenting Style For High Need Kids?

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Do you ever find yourself wondering if there’s one “right” approach or style when it comes to parenting a high need child? Certain books tell us that these kids need a strict, firm approach. We should set up schedules and routines, then be very consistent. We should set strong boundaries, then enforce those boundaries at all costs. Eventually, […]

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Do You Have A High Need Baby? [Quiz]

Do You Have A High Need Baby? [Quiz]

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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 […]

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30 Hacks To Keep Your Baby Or Toddler Entertained (For More Than 5 Minutes)

30 Hacks To Keep Your Baby Or Toddler Entertained (For More Than 5 Minutes)

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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 […]

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Getting Through The Fussy Stage: A Story Of Hope

Getting Through The Fussy Stage: A Story Of Hope

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Editor’s note: Special thanks to Leslee Harrington for sharing her story of hope with us! My son James was born November 13, 2014 at 39 weeks. He was a planned Cesarean since he was breech.  I like to joke and say he was literally stubborn before he was born! From the beginning we struggled with […]

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You Are Enough

You Are Enough

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When you have a baby who is rarely happy or content, it can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. It can lead you to start questioning every decision you make, just in case it’s the reason your baby is inconsolable. It’s easy to feel like you aren’t enough. Sometimes you feel […]

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7 Tips For Flying With A Fussy Baby

7 Tips For Flying With A Fussy Baby

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  Taking a high need baby or toddler on an airplane can be an utterly overwhelming prospect. High need kids tend to have intense emotional needs that require constant attention. They cry more and often need non-stop entertainment. The thought of taking them into a small space, surrounded by potentially judgmental strangers is scary! Your first […]

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Top Products For Fussy Babies [Survey Results]

Top Products For Fussy Babies [Survey Results]

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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. […]

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A Parents’ Guide To A High Need Baby: 8 Ways To Stay Sane

A Parents’ Guide To A High Need Baby: 8 Ways To Stay Sane

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Having a high need baby can be overwhelming. These are the babies who seem to hate sleep, never seem to be content, and require a LOT of patience from their parents. They are intense and can easily push you to the edge of insanity. This post will provide 8 tips to stay sane with a high […]

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