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Nadine’s Story: Accepting a High Need Baby

When I found out I was pregnant again, we knew we had a challenging time ahead of us. About two thirds through my pregnancy, we moved from Germany back to the USA and it was not just a move. My husband

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Liwen’s Story: Running on Empty

“Sometimes I am just so tired. Actually make that most of the time. And I feel so frustrated that most moms don’t have an inkling of what it’s like to have a high need baby. I just never EVER

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Alex’s Story: “Thank Goodness I Can Hear Those Cries”

I’m honoured to share Alex’s story with you today. But, I also hesitated to publish it. Here’s why: Having a colicky or high need baby is hard. Really, really hard. (If you don’t

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Baby White Noise Solutions

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

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Natasha’s Story: Two Colicky Babies

My name is Natasha and I am a postpartum/nursery nurse. I have always wanted to be a mom. When I found out I was pregnant with our first in 08′ we were thrilled. I thought I knew all there was to

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Colic & Breastfeeding

By Dr. Jack Newman Colic is one of the mysteries of nature. Nobody knows what it really is, but everyone has an opinion. In the typical situation, the baby starts to have crying spells about two to three

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Does H. Pylori Bacteria Cause Colic?

New research suggests a possible link. A small study conducted in rural Gizan, Saudi Arabia, tested 55 patients with infant colic. Of the 55 infants, who were between the ages of 2 weeks and 4 months,

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Ages and Stages of the Fussy Baby

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

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The Aftermath of Colic: Are You ‘Over It’?

My kids, both former colicky babies, are now 12 and 10. In one way, colic is just a “thing” that happened over a decade ago. And yet, I believe that for many of us, colic stays with us in

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The 9 Causes of Colic, Fussiness, High Need Behaviour and the Spirited Temperament

*Please note: This entire post is TONGUE IN CHEEK. I figured I better state that up front before I receive any more hate mail 😉 Great news! Having run The Fussy Baby Site for 5 years, I’ve had

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