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Top Products For Fussy Babies [Survey Results]

Top Products For Fussy Babies [Survey Results]

10:45 am |

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

5:25 pm |

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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5 Things I Wish I Had Known About Colic

5 Things I Wish I Had Known About Colic

4:06 pm |

I first encountered colic (briefly) when I was a young teenager. One of my first babysitting jobs involved watching three kids, one of whom had colic. That was a LONG night! My next real encounter was when I had my first child. My daughter would have unexplained bouts of inconsolable crying and screaming, mainly at […]

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Sammy’s First Christmas

Sammy’s First Christmas

10:23 am |

Christmas has always been my favorite time of year. Being with family, eating decadent food, playing in the snow (the rare time we get it here in Vancouver)…these are the things I look forward to throughout the entire year. The year Sammy was born was no different. He was due at the end of November, […]

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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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New Research Says Cry It Out (CIO) Doesn’t Cause Harm

New Research Says Cry It Out (CIO) Doesn’t Cause Harm

5:14 pm |

According to new research out of Flinders University in Australia, the cry it out (CIO) method of sleep training does not lead to emotional problems or attachment issues in babies. Researchers worked with 43 sets of parents of infants between the ages of 6 and 16 months. Infants were divided between three groups: One group […]

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Colic Diaries: A Real Mom’s Story

Colic Diaries: A Real Mom’s Story

11:14 am |

*This post was originally published on the Colief Infant Drops blog. This is a sponsored post, meaning I have been compensated for writing it. However, the experiences and opinions below are 100% my own.  Colic is one of those things you can’t possibly understand unless you’ve experienced it. While colic symptoms usually subside around 4 […]

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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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