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How to Get Things Done With a High Need Baby or Toddler

High need babies and toddlers are notorious for needing lots of help to stay entertained. When my (not as high need) daughter was a baby, she could sit for up to an hour quietly looking at books. Sammy?

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Sleep Tips for High Need Kids

By Rebecca Michi, Infant Sleep Consultant When we have a baby we know we’ll be tired, we’ll be getting up a few times a night to feed. But having a high need infant is very different. There can be

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Ashley’s Story: A Fussy Baby & Postpartum Depression

Haylie was born in April 2009 and nothing about it was easy. I had gestational hypertension, so at 38 weeks they decided to induce me. 48 hours later, I wouldn’t dilate past 9cm and they decided

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My Plea to Pediatric Health Care Professionals

My husband dared me to write this post, so if you are offended by it, blame him. Well, actually he dared me to title this post Breastfeeding Nazis, but I didn’t quite have the guts to do that. Let

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Just the Way He Is

When Sam was 4 months old, I remember writing a blog post titled Just the Way He Is on my now-defunct blog. The magical 12-16 week mark had passed, and yet the crying and fussing continued. We had been

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Cheril’s Story: A Fussy Baby & Sleep Issues

Our firstborn, Adrian, was born after a long, hard labor. Latching was a difficult process that took over a month to develop; I used a shield to help him to latch for feeding time for a month. We tried

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Sleep Training A High Need Baby

Recently a mom on our Facebook page asked about sleep training her high need 5 month old son. She wrote: We have a 5mth old. He has needed to be bounced to sleep, but has now gotten to heavy for me to

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Jennifer’s Story: Having 2 High Need Babies

After a nearly two year struggle we were finally pregnant with our first child. Other than gestational diabetes I had a trouble-free pregnancy. At 39 weeks the doctor decided to induce labor out of fear

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Holly’s Story: Life with a Spirited Child

The first 4 months of my son’s life were filled with disappointments for me. Nothing had gone the way it was ‘supposed’ to go. My first child was not an easy baby; healthy and cute,

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Ask the Chiropractor

Ask the Pediatric Chiropractor: Dr. Stephanie Bonn Question: My newborn seems to spit up more than other babies. He spits up at least 3-4 times a day, but it doesn’t seem to bother him (he doesn’t

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