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  1. TyKes Mom
    Feb 13 - 7:44 pm

    This is a great article. My daughter was a “High Need Baby.” I recently discovered the book “The Highly Sensitive Person” by Elaine Aron and it really opened my eyes. I am not sure if all high need babies are highly sensitive people, but I would recommend this book. It helps by offering information and suggestions on handling children and adults who are easily overstimulated.

  2. Lian
    Feb 13 - 9:36 pm

    I like how at the end of the article you wrote “Now we call him spirited”. All my children have stages where I need to give them more attention than usual. Each child is so different and like you, we just have to accept them as they are and always look for the good.

  3. Mary Ostyn (Owlhaven)
    Feb 14 - 12:09 am

    My first high needs baby is now a charmingly delightful 20 year old. He brings laughter to any room, and is such a steadily sunny person that it is hard to believe he was so challenging his first year. (And his second. And his third. And his fourth.) :)

    My second high needs baby is now a delightful 13 year old who still has challenging moments but who, I enjoy exceedingly. Those first years seem to last a long time when you’re in the midst of them, but really they are such a tiny bit of parenting these precious kids.
    Mary, momma to 10

  4. Heather Lindsey
    Apr 18 - 5:54 pm

    My question is my daughter has some of the characters of a high needs baby. But how do I know if it’s high needs or just teething? And if she is high needs what are things we need to do with her? She seems to be fine when we are out running around. And she was a very content little girl, till up to the last few weeks was when it just started to get bad. That’s when she has had her teeth come thru also. I just would really like some advice on what I could do or need to do. It’s been starting to really stress me out. Thank you very much for your time.

  5. rebecca
    May 21 - 1:29 pm

    thank you so much for this! My 6 month old boy is exactly like you describe! how was laughing hysterically at your soothing techniques comment in the pop quiz, because that is pretty much my life. It is reassuring to know there are other people out there dealing with the same thing, and good to know that he will get happier. Thanks.

  6. Christina
    May 02 - 2:52 pm

    Thanks for this, everyone kept telling me that it would be easier by: 8weeks, 12, weeks, etc… Now I’ve stopped listening to them. You know what makes it easier? Not watching the calendar and dealing with the challenges as they are presented to us.

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