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
If you're a parent in today's day and age, you've no doubt heard about The Wonder Weeks, written by a husband-and-wife team, outlining the 10 "wonder weeks" (which often cause sleep regressions), that all babies go through in the first 20 months of life. The book outlines when and why each "wonder week" happens; it also offers parents insights into how to help their babies navigate each wonder week, and turn it into a leap forward for baby. Here is how the wonder weeks impact
We're talking today about something that most of us parents have experienced. It’s brutal. It’s intense. It makes us want to grab the nearest set of earplugs. We're talking about The Witching Hour. You know what we mean, right? That time during the late afternoon/early evening when our newborns suddenly begin wailing for no apparent reason (sometimes for hours a day) and WILL NOT STOP? During The Witching Hour, sometimes nothing calms our newborns. Feedings are fruitless.