Today we have a guest post from Holly Klassen, Founder and Editor of The Fussy Baby Site. Having a baby can be exhausting. But having a baby who cries and fusses frequently, and has major troubles sleeping, feeding and/or getting into any kind of routine? That takes exhaustion to a whole new level. If this sounds familiar, it may be that you have a high need baby. If you’re not familiar with this term, here’s a brief rundown of some of the most common traits of high need babies: They
When you're expecting a baby, you no doubt have visions of sweet, peacefully-sleeping newborns floating through your head. But for some parents, the reality of a new baby looks (and sounds!) more screaming, wailing, and red-faced than they ever could have imagined. Welcome to the world of parenting a fussy baby! Fussy Baby: What "Normal" Fussiness Looks Like To be clear, ALL babies are fussy on occasion. Even those "easy" babies will have fussy, cranky moments. Some common causes of
Why does baby wake up crying? Obviously, a baby wakes up crying to eat, because they are wet or dirty, or to have their sleep association recreated (such as replacing a pacifier). But, what does it mean when your baby wakes up crying from a nap, or in the morning when they are "done" sleeping? Baby Crying Between Sleep Cycles Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a definitive reason as to why a baby wakes up crying. However, it is normal for them to cry between sleep cycles.