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Nothing is Wrong…She’s Just a High Need Baby

I’ve spent more than 8 months wondering what was wrong with my baby, testing various theories, hating myself, resenting her, fighting with my husband, and getting nowhere. I’ve finally figured

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40 Fussy Baby Soothing Techniques: The Complete Guide

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

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Short Naps, Waking Too Early, and Not Sleeping Through the Night?

I recently asked our parents to tell me the biggest issue they’re struggling with right now. Can you guess what it is? Yes – SLEEP! I asked my friend Erica from Confident Parenting for some

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Disturbing Vintage Baby Ads: Remedies for Colic, Gas and Other Baby Ailments

It’s hard to believe, but the following are real vintage ads for remedies for common baby ailments like colic, gas (wind), teething, rash and colds. Disturbing doesn’t even begin to describe

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BS Facts About Baby Sleep That Everyone Thinks Are True

Have I already mentioned that I’m a recent first-time auntie? If you know me in real life, I’m sure I’ve already told you several times (and I don’t even care if I know I’ve

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20 Genius Baby Hacks to Make Your Life Simpler

I have to admit I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time lately reading ‘hacks’: tips or tricks to make life easier (or at least more fun). I know my husband has LOVED hearing

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This is Not the Child I Dreamt of

High need babies are known to ‘live out loud’. These are the babies who will let you know their displeasure the very moment their poop hits the diaper, or the second they feel their first twinge of

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Carleen’s Story: The Marathon of Raising a Spirited Child

On a scale of one through ten, Liam’s activity level was definitely at a ten. From the day he was born he was alert and active.  Whenever I had gone to visit friends’ newborns they’d lay in a swing

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Renae’s Story: The Power of Gratitude

A precious baby boy dies from complications of acute myeloid leukemia. Two days prior, he served as the best man in his parents’ wedding. The story, which likely would have brought me to tears prior

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Holly’s Top 3 Tips for Getting Your Child to Sleep

Sleep is by far the #1 complaint I hear from parents. Short naps, frequent night-wakings, lack of self-soothing, taking hours to fall asleep. I’ve heard it all! So I thought I’d briefly share

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