Sometimes I feel like I’m saying the same thing over and over again. I don’t want to be a whiner or a broken record, but lack of understanding and empathy from friends, family and strangers are a big complaint around these parts.
Anyone who’s had a baby with an easy or average temperament, or one who hasn’t suffered with colic, reflux, an allergy, or extreme sleep or feeding difficulties just can’t understand what it’s like. And who can blame them? For these parents, life with a new baby (while not always easy) is a stage of life they enjoy and even cherish.
For the rest of us however, things can be a bit different. The infant and toddler stage may be one we trudge through, in survival mode, while we wait for the day our child will finally eat, sleep and be content for more than a few minutes at a time.
And this stage is made even more difficult when people assume we made our babies this way – because of something we’ve done, or because of something we failed to do.
One way in which you can help spread awareness of high need babies or of life with a colicky or fussy baby is to post a badge or banner on your website, blog or social media profiles.
Surviving and Celebrating a High Need Baby
My baby didn’t read the textbooks
The idea is that these badges may pique the interest of your friends and family, encouraging them to click through to read more. If you would like to use one of these banners, please save them to your computer, and then link them to one of the following URL’s:
Please let me know if you need helping putting these on your blog…I’m happy to help!
Research On High Need Babies [Fact Sheet]
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What’s The Best Parenting Style For High Need Kids?
Do You Have A High Need Baby or Spirited Child? [Quiz]
7 Tips For Flying With A Fussy Baby