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Category: High Need Babies

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

[ 1 ] 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?

[ 0 ] 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”

[ 0 ] 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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Heidi’s Story: Planning For The “Perfect” Baby

Heidi’s Story: Planning For The “Perfect” Baby

[ 0 ] 10:55 am |

God started preparing me for my son ten years ago when I landed in a job working at the WIC (women, infant, and child) program as a nutritionist and they sent me for training to become certified as lactation consulted. I spent five years learning about people’s families and seeing first hand what did and […]

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Kimberly’s Story: How to Survive with a High Need Baby

Kimberly’s Story: How to Survive with a High Need Baby

[ 1 ] 12:12 pm |

I write this story as my 10 month old daughter sleeps quietly in her crib. She is sleeping alone, in her room, self-soothing, and for more than 20 minutes. I write this story as a survivor. That is what we parents of high need/colicky babies are; we are not only parents but we are survivors. My story […]

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You’re Not Letting Me Have the Happy Home I Wanted (A Letter to My High Need Child)

You’re Not Letting Me Have the Happy Home I Wanted (A Letter to My High Need Child)

[ 2 ] 6:16 pm |

To my darling high need child: Before I start, let me emphasize that I love you more than life itself. I would do anything for you, and wouldn’t trade you for anything in the world. BUT…….. The past _______ months/years haven’t been easy for me and your father/mother/sibling(s). I know they haven’t been easy for […]

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Meg’s Story: An Invitation to Meet Colicky, High Need and Spirited Moms Near You

Meg’s Story: An Invitation to Meet Colicky, High Need and Spirited Moms Near You

[ 2 ] 10:48 am |

Becoming a mom is amazing. BUT. Why does there always have to be a “but” attached to something good? Well, as with any major life change, becoming a mom can come with growing pains… and pretty tough ones at times. For me, it was the colic. The damn colic. My son didn’t sleep for about […]

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