Category: Sleep

Sleep Training: Is It Safe & Effective? [Fact Sheet]

Sleep Training: Is It Safe & Effective? [Fact Sheet]

9:48 am |

*Scroll to the end of this post to download the complete sleep training fact sheet. There is probably no parenting topic quite as controversial as sleep training (ok, vaccinations would be right up there!). In case you’re not familiar with the term, sleep training is essentially when parents intervene to help their baby learn to […]

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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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3 Research-Backed Ways To Help Your High Need Baby Sleep

3 Research-Backed Ways To Help Your High Need Baby Sleep

3:28 pm |

In a recent survey, I asked parents of high need babies about sleep. Based on what I’ve heard from parents over the past nine years of running this site, I felt quite confident in being able to predict what they were going to say: that their high need baby had troubles falling asleep, staying asleep […]

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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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DIY Sleep Training Programs for High Need Babies

DIY Sleep Training Programs for High Need Babies

[ 0 ] 1:40 pm |

Let’s get real: hiring a sleep consultant can be expensive. While I personally believe a good sleep consultant (one who knows high need babies) is worth every penny, I know not everyone can swing it financially. This is when do-it-yourself (DIY) sleep training methods are so helpful. First off, let me just say that not […]

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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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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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Is Your Child Desperately Overtired? Overcoming a Sleep Deficit With a High Needs Child

Is Your Child Desperately Overtired? Overcoming a Sleep Deficit With a High Needs Child

[ 0 ] 5:30 pm |

By Diana Julian, certified child sleep consultant and owner of Big Sky Lullaby Sleep Consulting If you are a parent of a high need child, I don’t have to tell you that when your child is tired their challenging temperament becomes even more challenging. This is because they are more sensitive to stimulation, so if […]

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Merry Christmas to Us!!! Rock ‘n Play Has Gone Automated

Merry Christmas to Us!!! Rock ‘n Play Has Gone Automated

[ 3 ] 7:14 pm |

Someone on our Facebook group shared this today with the caption: Oh Joy to the World! 🙂 I couldn’t wait to share it with you. This is perhaps the most popular product used around these parts for helping fussy babies sleep. Only problem is, until now, you had to sit next to it and rock […]

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Preparing your Child for Daylight Savings: A Quick Guide

Preparing your Child for Daylight Savings: A Quick Guide

[ 0 ] 12:11 pm |

Remember before you had children when gaining an hour was such a luxury? Not so when it leads to overtired, cranky little ones and 5 a.m. wakeup calls. Don’t panic parents! Here are some tips to help you prepare your little ones for the change in advance. Option #1: Do Nothing If your child is […]

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