One more trick to try when your baby’s crying…who doesn’t need that?!
I came across this video clip today from pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics. It shows the
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
Dr. Harvey Karp is a pediatrician and author of the best-selling books, CD’s and DVD’s in the Happiest Baby on the Block and the Happiest Toddler on the Block series.
Dr. Karp’s techniques
If you’ve had a fussy or high need baby for more than say, 1 day, you’ve probably already heard about white noise and how it can help fussy babies with sleep.
In case you DID just give birth
I vividly remember discovering The Happiest Baby on the Block when Sammy was a newborn.
Up to that point, we didn’t have any particular soothing routine that worked consistently with him (or really,
Although this site focuses largely on infants 0-12 months old, I wanted to touch briefly on tantrums in toddlers and older children. If a ‘fussy baby’ grows into a spirited or just plain persistent
Dr. Harvey Karp’s techniques are based on the theory that babies are essentially born 3 months too soon (the ‘Fourth Trimester’).
When they were in utero they were used to being ‘held’ 24 hours
*Note: The section below refers to the Gastrocolic Reflex, not reflux
The gastrocolic reflex is the reflex that is triggered when we eat, which stimulates the colon to start emptying itself to make room