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Calming Your Fussy Baby: A Primer

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

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How to Wear a Fussy Baby

Do you wear your baby? Parents of fussy, colicky and high need babies often report that their babies do best when they’re being carried or held. Although at first they may resist (strongly) being

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Fisher Price Aquarium Cradle Swing Review

*Edited to add: The Fisher Price Aquarium Cradle Swing is no longer available for sale, however Fisher Price makes a wide variety of cradle swings with the same functionality as the Aquarium Swing. See

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Travelling with a Colicky or Spirited Child

We’ve been on vacation in Florida now for about 2 weeks, which is why I haven’t posted lately. (By the way, to any American readers, I am very jealous that you have Florida. Thank you for sharing it

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Feelings I Never Thought I’d Have

As the parent of a fussy baby who sounded like he was in the worst pain possible for at least a few hours each day, I was confident he had some type of medical issue. My husband and I dragged our screaming

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Those Precious Newborn Days (Or So I Hear)

“Enjoy these early days. They go so fast” Ha. If I had a nickle for every time someone said that to me in the newborn days. In fairness, some people didn’t know my daughter had colic.

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The Good Baby Question

“Is He a Good Baby?” As a new mother of a seemingly “good baby” I was happy to answer this question. “Oh Yes he is! He doesn’t cry very much… mostly he just sleeps in my lap

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How My Marriage Survived Colic

Sometimes I really wonder how we made it through. Sometimes I look back on those days and wonder how I managed to come out on the other side with my sanity and my marriage intact. But here we are, 2.5

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‘Fussy Baby’

I get defensive when it comes to my experience with my newborns. My daughter Abigail had colic, and my son, Zachary, we called Abby-lite in the early days. He was as fussy as a baby can be without being

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Letting Go of Expectations: Accepting Your Fussy Baby

For mothers and fathers who are trying to cope with a very colicky baby, the best thing you can do to lower your frustration and anxiety is to accept your child for who she is. Sounds easy enough, right? Who

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