Tag: White Noise

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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Top 10 Natural Remedies for Colicky Babies

Top 10 Natural Remedies for Colicky Babies

[ 0 ] 6:56 pm |

When you have a baby with colic, you’re desperate to try anything to help soothe her into comfort. It can feel very defeating when you try to calm your baby and nothing works. Babies with colic are crying for a number of physical and neurological reasons, so trying all of the techniques possible until you […]

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Colic Relief: 17 Ways to Calm Colic

Colic Relief: 17 Ways to Calm Colic

[ 1 ] 4:36 pm |

Colic stinks. There’s not too much more I can say about that. When your baby has colic, you’re willing to try anything and everything to stop the crying and soothe your baby. Following are 17 soothing techniques you can use right now to provide colic relief.  The Colic Hold Place your baby face down along […]

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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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Ann’s Story: Not What I Expected

Ann’s Story: Not What I Expected

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My husband I decided we were open to the idea of having a child of our own after a trip to the Shedd Aquarium with our three year old niece. She had a wonderful time looking at the fish, waited patiently in every single line, and ate primly at the Aquarium’s cafeteria. Not even 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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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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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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A Mom’s Colic Primer

A Mom’s Colic Primer

[ 35 ] 10:26 am |

My daughter screamed, on average, 20 hours a day, for four months. Forty-five minute increments were her regular stretches of sleep. My husband and I would high-five if we got an hour and a half stretch. She had colic. All of my friends had happy, cooing, smiling babies. I had El Screamo. There was no […]

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Tami’s Story: Colic and Postpartum Depression

Tami’s Story: Colic and Postpartum Depression

[ 0 ] 3:23 pm |

When McKenna was born in January of 2003, I didn’t realize that my whole world was about to change. I was aware that having a baby changes your life; after all, I already had a 10 year old son. But from the time McKenna came out screaming at 3:19am that January morning, little did I […]

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