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Is Your Baby High Needs….Or Just Overtired?

There’s one thing harder than a high need baby: an overtired high need baby! As you already know, high need babies tend to exhibit some characteristics that can be particularly draining for their

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You’re Not Letting Me Have the Happy Home I Wanted (A Letter to My High Need Child)

To my darling high need child: Before I start, let me emphasize that I love you more than life itself. I would do anything for you, and wouldn’t trade you for anything in the world. BUT…….. The

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Wait it Out (WIO) or Cry it Out (CIO): Is This Really the Best We Can Do?

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while, there’s a good chance you already know my views on the whole sleep training issue (I could use the word debate here, but I’m purposely

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Renae’s Story: The Power of Gratitude

A precious baby boy dies from complications of acute myeloid leukemia. Two days prior, he served as the best man in his parents’ wedding. The story, which likely would have brought me to tears prior

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Sometimes It’s About the Less-Bad Option

I keep trying to write this post, and keep deleting it. In fact, I started to write this post over a year ago. This time I’m determined to actually publish it! Here’s why: This post is about….sleep

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Heather’s Story: Having a Baby That Never Slept

I think this is an important story to share with you. Many of the personal stories we post on the blog follow a few predictable patterns: A baby suddenly becomes fussy at 2 weeks of age (colic), a colicky

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Why It’s Not “Just” Colic or Fussiness

I loved Sophie’s last post on how parents of fussy, colicky or high need kids are part of an exclusive club. Without having thought of it in those terms before, that’s exactly what it’s like: The

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Christine’s Story: Running on Fumes

My 10-month-old baby girl is bad sleeper. A terrible sleeper, in fact. For various reasons, such as reflux, gas and, probably by now, behavioural training, E is a baby who, quite frequently, likes to party

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Christine’s Story: Surviving Silent Reflux

Before my baby was born, I spent months in search of the perfect everything: The crib that would be the perfect size to wheel into our bedroom, an organic mattress that would ensure no toxins be near her

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