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Solving the Mystery of The High Needs Puzzle

I’ve heard several people refer to “the high needs puzzle”, and it’s a term I’m growing to use and love more and more. Too often, we’re told that there is one, singular

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Chrissy’s Story: Colic, Guilt and Postpartum Depression

My story starts before my little girl was born. Man, she was a character even in my belly. She was ALWAYS moving in there! And boy, did she give my ribs and bladder a work out; being so petite (she was

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Is Your Child Desperately Overtired? Overcoming a Sleep Deficit With a High Needs Child

By Diana Julian, certified child sleep consultant and owner of Big Sky Lullaby Sleep Consulting If you are a parent of a high need child, I don’t have to tell you that when your child is tired their

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The Gift of the Not-So-Easy Baby

“It’s not walking away when a mirror is held up in front of you and you see how much you are ruled by the expectations of society instead of what your desires are and the needs of your family.” A

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Is My Baby Colicky or High Needs?

One of the tricky parts of running this site is constantly trying not to scare new parents into thinking their colicky baby is going to turn into a ‘high need’ baby! If you’re new to

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The Myth Of “You Made Him That Way”

Do you ever wonder if you caused your baby’s fussiness or high need behaviours? If so, you’re not alone. When you see other people’s babies sitting contentedly in the stroller, or sleeping

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Merry Christmas to Us!!! Rock ‘n Play Has Gone Automated

Someone on our Facebook group shared this today with the caption: Oh Joy to the World! 🙂 I couldn’t wait to share it with you. This is perhaps the most popular product used around these parts

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Resources for High Needs Babies

You may find yourself a bit perplexed at some of the terminology you’ve seen used throughout this site; terms like colic, high need (high needs) and spirited. There are many possible situations or

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Heidi’s Story: Planning For The “Perfect” Baby

God started preparing me for my son ten years ago when I landed in a job working at the WIC (women, infant, and child) program as a nutritionist and they sent me for training to become certified as lactation

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Top 10 Natural Remedies for Colicky Babies

When you have a baby with colic, you’re desperate to try anything to help soothe her into comfort. It can feel very defeating when you try to calm your baby and nothing works. Babies with colic

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