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You’re Not Letting Me Have the Happy Home I Wanted (A Letter to My High Need Child)

To my darling high need child: Before I start, let me emphasize that I love you more than life itself. I would do anything for you, and wouldn’t trade you for anything in the world. BUT…….. The

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A Brief History of The Fussy Baby Site

I can’t remember the exact moment I decided to start The Fussy Baby Site, but I know it was when Sammy was 5 months old (5 months old!!!) and my daughter was almost 3. The first months were filled

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Is There Really Such a Thing as a High Need Baby?

A common theme among parents who frequent this site and my Facebook page is that family and friends just don’t ‘get’ what it’s like having a fussy baby. They may assume the baby’s

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Restaurant Gives Discount for Kids With Good Behaviour: A Good Idea or Not?

  Photo from Reddit A photo originally posted on Reddit has been flying around my Facebook newsfeed the past couple of days. It was also the subject of some pretty heated debate on my favourite

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Letting Go of the ‘Should’s’

There is one thing, one insidious thing, that makes life with a high need child 10x harder than it needs to be. It’s not the fact that your little one wakes up 5 times a night. It’s not that

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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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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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4 Bits of Advice for Parents of High Need Babies

Baby books and websites will often give you tips for making life with your baby easier and less stressful. These tips may include: ‘Get your baby into a good routine as early as possible’, ‘Put

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