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Category: High Need Babies

The High Need Baby Fact Sheet

The High Need Baby Fact Sheet

11:46 am |

I frequently hear from parents of high need babies who say their family and friends just don’t understand. They’re often told things like: “High need”? Ha! All babies have needs! If you would just change your parenting style, she wouldn’t be so needy. You’re imagining/exaggerating how hard he is. If you have a high need […]

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Top 10 Survival Tips For Parents of High Need Babies

Top 10 Survival Tips For Parents of High Need Babies

2:24 pm |

Note: This post was recently written by one of the moms in our private Facebook group. I couldn’t have said it better myself! This is shared here with her permission.  So in these past short 3 months, I’ve started creating a list of things/tips, etc. that only fellow mamas/parents of high needs babies will understand. If […]

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What Makes A Baby High Need?

What Makes A Baby High Need?

11:08 am |

This is a question that many parents of high need babies struggle with. They want to understand why their child is so fussy, discontent and unpredictable. They think that if they can pin down the cause, it will somehow make life more manageable. I think this is a natural tendency, and is just part of […]

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Is It Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or High Needs?

Is It Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or High Needs?

10:21 pm |

High need babies are known for their sensitivity and intensity. High needs is a continuum, of course, but most high need babies tend to fall on the high end of the scale when it comes to these two traits. Because of this, many parents begin to wonder and worry that there may be something more […]

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10 Innovative New Products For Fussy Babies

10 Innovative New Products For Fussy Babies

1:36 pm |

I’m super excited about this post!!! I’m regularly asked which products I recommend for fussy, colicky and high need babies and toddlers. As you may have noticed, there are many products that sound great…until you actually bring them home and try them. New products are constantly coming across my desk, and to be honest, I […]

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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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