Tag: High Need Babies

Research On High Need Babies [Fact Sheet]

Research On High Need Babies [Fact Sheet]

3:22 pm |

For parents of fussy or high need babies, there are often more questions than there are answers. Some of these questions might be: Where did the term “high need baby” come from? How many babies are born fussy or high need? What causes some babies to be fussier than others? Could something I have done […]

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50 Secrets To Parenting A Spirited Child

50 Secrets To Parenting A Spirited Child

9:28 am |

Kids don’t come with instructions, obviously. But with high need or spirited kids, we REALLY need them. You’ve likely already discovered that the usual strategies and techniques that work on more easygoing kids sometimes don’t work with high need, strong-willed or “difficult” kids. This can leave you asking, “How on earth am I supposed to […]

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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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What’s The Best Parenting Style For High Need Kids?

What’s The Best Parenting Style For High Need Kids?

8:58 am |

Do you ever find yourself wondering if there’s one “right” approach or style when it comes to parenting a high need child? Certain books tell us that these kids need a strict, firm approach. We should set up schedules and routines, then be very consistent. We should set strong boundaries, then enforce those boundaries at all costs. Eventually, […]

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Do You Have A High Need Baby? [Quiz]

Do You Have A High Need Baby? [Quiz]

2:53 pm |

Have you always suspected there was something a little different about your baby? Maybe you’ve noticed he or she: Doesn’t sleep well, day or night Seems to have more intense reactions than other babies Isn’t content to just sit and look around – needs constant entertainment Rarely seems to be happy or content Doesn’t easily […]

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7 Tips For Flying With A Fussy Baby

7 Tips For Flying With A Fussy Baby

4:03 pm |

  Taking a high need baby or toddler on an airplane can be an utterly overwhelming prospect. High need kids tend to have intense emotional needs that require constant attention. They cry more and often need non-stop entertainment. The thought of taking them into a small space, surrounded by potentially judgmental strangers is scary! Your first […]

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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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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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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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