Tag: Dr Sears

What Is A High Need Baby?

What Is A High Need Baby?

2:14 pm |

This seems like such a simple question, right? If you’ve heard the term before, you’ve probably already assigned a specific meaning to it. You may think of a high need baby or toddler as one who: Is fussy because of a physical condition like reflux, a food allergy or sensitivity or a lip or tongue […]

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Is My Baby Colicky or High Needs?

Is My Baby Colicky or High Needs?

[ 2 ] 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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Is There Really Such a Thing as a High Need Baby?

Is There Really Such a Thing as a High Need Baby?

[ 23 ] 10:48 pm |

A common theme among parents who frequent this site and my Facebook page is that family and friends just don’t ‘get’ what it’s like having a fussy baby. They may assume the baby’s parents are overreacting to normal baby behaviour, or that the baby’s excessive crying and fussiness is the result of poor or misguided parenting […]

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Amber’s Story: Feelings of Failure with a High Need Baby

Amber’s Story: Feelings of Failure with a High Need Baby

[ 8 ] 11:03 am |

The last thing I ever expected in life was to have a high need baby. I already had 2 gorgeous girls who were unusually happy and content so when I became pregnant with our 3rd child, my little Zachary, I guess I just expected the same. Early on in my pregnancy, I could already tell […]

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Nadine’s Story: Accepting a High Need Baby

Nadine’s Story: Accepting a High Need Baby

[ 7 ] 12:06 pm |

When I found out I was pregnant again, we knew we had a challenging time ahead of us. About two thirds through my pregnancy, we moved from Germany back to the USA and it was not just a move. My husband is in the Air Force and had to attend a three week course en route to […]

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