Tag: Happiest Baby on the Block

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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Surefire New Strategy To Calm a Fussy Baby?

Surefire New Strategy To Calm a Fussy Baby?

[ 0 ] 2:39 pm |

One more trick to try when your baby’s crying…who doesn’t need that?! I came across this video clip today from pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics. It shows the good doctor picking up a crying baby (facing downwards), and gently folding the baby’s arms under his chest. He then holds the baby’s bottom […]

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7 Great Products for High Need Babies

7 Great Products for High Need Babies

[ 7 ] 5:43 pm |

When Sammy was a baby, I tried all sorts of products that promised to help him sleep, calm him down or keep him entertained. But guess what? I discovered that the products recommended in baby books and websites were more often than not designed for ‘easy’ babies! The thing you realize very quickly about high […]

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Ask the Experts: Harvey Karp

Ask the Experts: Harvey Karp

[ 0 ] 12:51 pm |

Dr. Harvey Karp is a pediatrician and author of the best-selling books, CD’s and DVD’s in the Happiest Baby on the Block and the Happiest Toddler on the Block series.  Dr. Karp’s techniques offer parents a very practical and effective way of not only calming their baby, but also of helping them sleep longer. These […]

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40 Fussy Baby Soothing Techniques: The Complete Guide

40 Fussy Baby Soothing Techniques: The Complete Guide

[ 5 ] 3:00 pm |

When your fussy baby won’t stop crying and you feel like you’re going to LOSE IT, it can be helpful to have a list of soothing techniques you can try. Most of us end up getting stuck using the same old techniques, again and again, regardless of whether they’re working or not. Following is a […]

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Baby White Noise Solutions

Baby White Noise Solutions

[ 11 ] 12:52 pm |

If you’ve had a fussy or high need baby for more than say, 1 day, you’ve probably already heard about white noise and how it can help fussy babies with sleep. In case you DID just give birth yesterday, let me give you the Coles Notes version: When your baby was in the womb, he […]

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Amy’s Story: “Doing it all Wrong”

Amy’s Story: “Doing it all Wrong”

[ 4 ] 10:15 am |

Conceived during Hurricane Irene and born during a major thunderstorm, my little Zoe seemed destined to have a tumultuous babyhood. The pain she gave me in the womb from her seemingly super-strength kickboxing in utero, translated directly into her being fussy and clenching at the breast. I only lasted 3 weeks with breastfeeding after it […]

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The Happiest Baby on the Block Review

The Happiest Baby on the Block Review

[ 5 ] 10:05 am |

I vividly remember discovering The Happiest Baby on the Block when Sammy was a newborn. Up to that point, we didn’t have any particular soothing routine that worked consistently with him (or really, that worked at all). When he was awake, he was crying. When we tried to put him down for a nap, he […]

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Home Remedies for Colic

Home Remedies for Colic

[ 1 ] 1:15 pm |

If you’ve read my blogs on this site before, you know I’m a little on the crunchy side. I’m also a 4-Star Fussy Baby Veteran with Purple Tear award. Really, don’t you wish there were such an award? We certainly deserve them as fussy baby survivors. Now I’m venturing in to irrational toddler territory. Yikes. […]

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Calming Your Fussy Baby: A Primer

Calming Your Fussy Baby: A Primer

[ 3 ] 10:23 am |

As an addendum to my earlier “Colic Primer” I thought maybe it would be helpful to provide some really tangible ideas to try to help navigate the stressful days of colic beyond just saying “Try it all.” There were many things that were suggested to me to try that failed to do anything. But likewise, […]

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