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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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Jeni’s Story: Survival is the Only Option

I distinctly remember standing in my friend Christina’s backyard, swaying back and forth as a three-month-old Ella slept, head slumped against my shoulder after having cried her way through the entire

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The Green Eyed Monster

I had two disagreeable newborns. Neither were the kind of babies who could nap anywhere or go anywhere or be amenable to whatever situation they found themselves in. They hated the car, they hated being

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Is this thing on?

Whenever I start up a conversation with a random mom and they mention that they had such a good first baby, but that their second one is much more difficult, I immediately tell them about The Fussy Baby

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Clarity, Nine Months Later

I’ve always been a people pleaser – the laid back peace making joker. The latter is more so in recent years but even so, it’s all related. So when it was time to go to my doctor 6 weeks

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Baby Cries All Day

Have you found this site by googling, ‘Baby cries all day‘? Do any of the following apply to your baby? When he’s awake, he’s crying (or screaming) She needs constant attention,

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Using Positive Labels With Our Spirited Child

Using positive labels to describe our spirited child is not only good for them, but it can actually change the way we perceive their behaviors, and even the way we feel about them. If we are constantly

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Tami’s Story: Colic and Postpartum Depression

When McKenna was born in January of 2003, I didn’t realize that my whole world was about to change. I was aware that having a baby changes your life; after all, I already had a 10 year old son. But from

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Labeling Our Babies

I don’t want to use words too soon about a baby, other than, ‘Gee, they’re really telling us they have needs, and how can we meet those needs?’. –Linda Budd Before your baby was born, you probably

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Temperament and Fussiness: When Do I Know if My Child is Spirited?

Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, author of the book, Raising Your Spirited Child, first coined the term ‘spirited child’ over 20 years ago. Being careful not to slap labels on kids (especially babies), she

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