Tag: Temperament

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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Solving the Mystery of The High Needs Puzzle

Solving the Mystery of The High Needs Puzzle

[ 0 ] 2:25 pm |

I’ve heard several people refer to “the high needs puzzle”, and it’s a term I’m growing to use and love more and more. Too often, we’re told that there is one, singular reason why our baby or toddler is fussy or high need. Some of the suggested reasons are that: You’re spoiling your baby You […]

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Carleen’s Story: The Marathon of Raising a Spirited Child

Carleen’s Story: The Marathon of Raising a Spirited Child

[ 10 ] 9:36 am |

On a scale of one through ten, Liam’s activity level was definitely at a ten. From the day he was born he was alert and active.  Whenever I had gone to visit friends’ newborns they’d lay in a swing or a bouncy chair passed out like an old man after Thanksgiving dinner.  Moms looked tired […]

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Ages and Stages of the Fussy Baby

Ages and Stages of the Fussy Baby

[ 19 ] 9:34 am |

When Sammy was a baby, I would have given anything to have an idea of what to expect as each month (and even week) passed. Something to give me hope that things WOULD get easier. Or if they weren’t going to get easier, I suppose I wanted to know that, too.

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Baby Cries All Day

Baby Cries All Day

[ 0 ] 9:33 am |

Have you found this site by googling, ‘Baby cries all day‘? Do any of the following apply to your baby? When he’s awake, he’s crying (or screaming) She needs constant attention, holding, or entertainment People call him grumpy, cranky, or difficult She appears to be uncomfortable or in pain much of the time He has […]

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Temperament and Fussiness: When Do I Know if My Child is Spirited?

Temperament and Fussiness: When Do I Know if My Child is Spirited?

[ 1 ] 7:48 pm |

Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, author of the book, Raising Your Spirited Child, first coined the term ‘spirited child’ over 20 years ago. Being careful not to slap labels on kids (especially babies), she instead focuses on redefining our understanding of how our child reacts to their environment. Sometimes referred to as the ‘difficult child’, Dr. […]

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How to Soothe a Crying Baby

How to Soothe a Crying Baby

[ 1 ] 7:32 pm |

By Judy Arnall, Founder of Attachment Parenting Canada It’s 8pm and your baby won’t stop crying. You’ve checked for signs of illness, and she seems healthy. She’s just not happy and you are desperate to soothe her. What can you do? Infants cry because it’s the only way they can communicate their needs. Between the […]

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