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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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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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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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