Coping with Colic – Remedies That Worked For My Colicky Baby

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Colic is defined as episodes of crying for more than three hours a day for more than three days a week in an otherwise healthy child between the ages of two weeks and four months. Even with so much research and cases of colicky babies (up to 25% of all babies suffer from colic), doctors still don’t know the exact cause of colic and no single treatment has proved to make colic completely go away. My son Lucas experienced colic … Continue reading

Baby Soother Gift Ideas That Will Make Any New Parent Thank You

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These baby soothers are both adorable and functional and are the perfect gifts for expectant and new parents.  Our picks include a wrap, a security blanket, a crib soother, a swaddle, a teething necklace, and a patent-pending onesie. The Moby Wrap Gift Set Babywearing is a great way to bond and soothe your baby. The Moby Wrap ensures your baby is uniquely close, mimicking the natural way you hold your baby.   Its design makes it comfortable to carry the weight … Continue reading

Will My High Need Baby Become a Difficult Child?

Fussy Baby turned into happy kids

My son Lucas was definitely a high need baby and I often worried about him becoming a high need kid.  For about 3 years, we didn’t get a break. He went from being a fussy baby to an exceptionally high energy toddler with tantrums starting right after his first birthday. Terrible twos started early and peaked at about 18 months — he wasn’t even two! Lucas started to “slow down” after his third birthday. He was still a “needy,” “high … Continue reading

High Need Babies

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There is nothing more frustrating than talking to other mommy friends and realizing that your baby is the only one not sleeping through the night, nursing frequently, wanting to be held all the time, and crying for long periods of time with no explanation after you’ve tried everything your doctor suggested and everything you’ve read in books, baby websites and blogs. You can’t help but think, what is wrong with my baby? Or, what am I doing wrong? Your answer … Continue reading

How to soothe your baby using the “Five S’s”

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The video below shows how to apply the “5 S’s System” developed by pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp to soothe a fussy baby. Dr. Harvey Karp is a board-certified pediatrician, child development specialist, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the USC School of Medicine, and author of the book and DVD The Happiest Baby on the Block. According to Dr. Karp, five simple steps (swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging and sucking) will trigger a baby’s calming reflex (the automatic reset switch that can stop a … Continue reading