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When Colic Robs You Of What 'Should Have Been'

Holly Klaassen | Posted 01.13.2017 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

While the crying and sleeplessness were hard, what made that time even harder was that I felt like a complete failure.

Why Are Some Babies SO Much Harder Than Others?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.14.2016 | Parents

The biggest surprise I had after becoming a mother last year was how much my son cried. For a week or so he was serene, then everything changed. If he...

Parents Of Difficult Babies: Here Is Your Life Raft

Holly Klaassen | Posted 01.26.2017 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

My heart feels heavy today as I think about the realities of life with a high need or "difficult" baby. Every day I talk to parents who are desperate...

Tips to Relieving Colic: The Unexplained Crying Fuss | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents

The issue with colic is there is no one magic cure.There has not been much research on it so doctors still do not know exactly what causes it, and it is hard to decipher what the best treatment is for the painful screams.

A Colicky Baby Does Not Mean An Uncontrollable Cryer | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents

Has your baby been crying uncontrollably for hours at a time? And despite your best efforts, you have no idea what to do? You're getting frustrated, your spouse is getting frustrated, and nothing seems to be going right. Well, this possibly means that your baby has colic.

A 'Very Gassy Baby's' Letter to a New Mom, Circa 1980

Christina Berchini | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Christina Berchini

My mom, with a high school diploma and a tremendous dose of courage in tow, gave up most of her dreams to watch me pursue mine. I will never, ever know the strength that such a choice requires.

Is Colic Knocking at the Door? How Parents Can Tell

Marva Soogrim | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Marva Soogrim

Most parents dread the thought of their child having colic. I have witnessed on many occasions how the fear of colic can be very stressful for parents. Fear no more because colic can be considered part of the growing process of your baby and all of the extra worry will not help your family feel better.

10 Crazy Baby Terms You Need to Laugh About Now

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Jennie Sutherland

The reflux DOES go away, your baby WILL start sleeping through the night and yes, she WILL learn to take the bottle. So while everything may seem chaotic right now, after about a year that haze will lift and you will actually laugh about some of your current worries. Promise.

'But Aren't All Babies High Needs?'

Holly Klaassen | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

Many of us grow up with dreams of what life will be like with a new baby. What we don't count on, however, is eventually having a baby who doesn't settle when we hold her. Who grunts, and groans and fights her feedings.

In Defense of the Fussy Baby

Jennifer Craven | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Craven

"Can I hold her?" And with those four short words, my anxiety goes through the roof. On the outside, it might just look like I'm a baby hog; one of those moms who doesn't want other people to hold her baby. And maybe that's true, but it's not for the reasons people think.

8 Signs You May Have A High Need Baby

Holly Klaassen | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

Having a baby can be such a wonderful, rewarding experience! Except when it's not. High need or not, we all love our babies. However, these extra-sensitive, passionate little babies do make life... interesting, to be sure.

When Your Baby Is 'Some Assembly Required'

Karyn Pickles | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Karyn Pickles

It took us long time to get pregnant with Molly. Not a long, long time, but long enough. Long enough to start to get used to the knot in my stomach every month as I counted the days and the symptoms, trying not to convince myself that every little twinge of nausea was a good sign.

6 Things A Parent Of A Colicky Baby Doesn't Want To Hear

Becky Schroeder | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Becky Schroeder

My daughter was colicky for the first 16 weeks of her life. Colic is awful, plain and simple, and there were many things people said to me during this difficult time that weren't particularly helpful.

Dear Perfect Mother

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

What if your CAPS LOCK button quits? That would give you a tick and a stutter. And if I were to take away your exclamation point -- how might you unleash your venom?

50 Pieces Of Stellar Advice New Moms Are Dying To Receive

Holly Klaassen | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

"You could probably handle this better if you were younger."

What Not To Say To Parents With Fussy Babies

Holly Klaassen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

Give us a break. Give us a hug! Tell us we're doing great and to hang in there. Better yet, offer to babysit, take our baby for a walk, or bring us a coffee.

The Key To Being The Happiest Parents Possible

9BLISS | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents

Dr. Karp has helped countless new parents (including celebrities like Madonna, Pierce Brosnan, and Michelle Pfeiffer) soothe their babies to sleep and get some shuteye themselves. And yes... we mean that Madonna.

The Day Someone Threw Me A Rope

Allison Tate | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Allison Tate

We all need to be ready to throw ropes to other moms when we see them struggling; we are, after all, the ones who know how long the rope needs to be to reach them, because we have been there.

4 Steps To Remember When You Know Something Is Wrong

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Hamady

Some things are worth fighting for, no matter what other people might say or think. Your child is certainly one of them.

Could This Be The Answer To Preventing Colic?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 01/13/2014 04:20 PM EST on LiveScience Providing probiotics, or "good bacteria," to healthy inf...

Colic In Babies Linked With Later Migraines

Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 04/16/2013 04:36 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Some babies who cry incessantly may...

Why Do Babies Wake Up at Night?

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Although some superhero babies sleep 10-12 hours straight starting around 3-4 months of age, most infants wake up during the night and cry out for their parents. There are scientific reasons and some developmental and behavioral explanations for these awakenings.

Parenting 101

Jill Patir | Posted 04.20.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

After a relatively easy pregnancy, my confidence was high as to how easy motherhood would be. I had read the books and had been a teacher for six years. As far I was concerned, there was nothing I couldn't handle. I was ready, I was prepared, I was well read, I was... wrong.

New Clue Could Explain What Causes Colic

Posted 01.14.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 01/14/2013 12:05 AM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily Doctors don't clearly understand why...

The Secret My Newborn and My Grandmother Shared

Amanda King | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents
Amanda King

If they're lucky, (like they all should be) they learn that being alive means being surrounded by color and light and softness, and all wrapped up in love.