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The Fussy Baby Book: Parenting Your High-Need Child From Birth to Age Five

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2003

    If you are a parent you need this book!

    This book came to me in a time of much need. My husband and I have three children and the third one is very high need. From birth to 9 months the baby couldn't be put down, needed to nurse all the time- would not sleep through the night. I have read this book and been using the techniques and ideas and my burnout is less and the baby has slept 5-6 hour stretches through the night!!! AMAZING BOOK!!!! GOTTA HAVE!!!! This book is now the #1 baby shower gift I will give to every parent.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2000

    Every baby is high needs!

    Every baby needs to be parented in a high touch, high respect manner. This book is incredible to those whose family and friends are in disagreement to their 'Attachment Parenting' lifestyle. If only everyone would parent this way there might not be guns in schools and children crying out for attention.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    This book helped me tremendously; "attachment parenting&quo

    This book helped me tremendously; "attachment parenting" just feels right, and in the case of a high-need baby, is the easiest way to go! (If there is such a thing as an easy way to go.) Dr. Sears gave me permission to listen to my intuition and respond to my baby freely.

    This book (and other books by the Sears') has been criticized for advocating attachment parenting as an "unrealistic", "anxiety-provoking", and "narrow-minded" parenting style. You know, I don't think that's what it is at all! Instead, the message I got was more along these lines: You've gotta be sane, or your kid's going to mirror back your frustration, which will make you more upset, and so on and so forth. Now, once you're sane and your needs are met, give as much of yourself to your child as you can! Be there for her. Advice repeated in this book several times: "If you resent it, CHANGE it." If you resent holding your baby all day, every day, you can figure out a better way for your family. As the Sears explain, if doing something makes you resent your baby, it is NOT going to help you bond; in fact, it will be a detriment to bonding as the baby will pick up on it.

    So I do what I can for my baby, and when I don't have any more to give, that's okay! This has made me a more relaxed parent. I am now able to see my daughter in a positive light!

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  • Posted April 11, 2012

    This book is a lifesaver!

    I wish I had found this book sooner! My newborn was crying constantly unless he was being held or breastfed. Everyone around us kept saying we were going to spoil him, and we were frustrated beyond belief. Then I found this book and my entire outlook changed. As I was reading I couldn't believe how perfectly my baby fit the profile of a high-needs baby. Reading about these babies and their unique needs helped me to understand why my baby behaves the way he does. There's nothing wrong with him and I'm not spoiling him. He has specific needs and I am addressing those needs in a nurturing manner. If your baby is fussy, demanding, challenging, and you don't know what to do or where to turn, I highly recommend this book.

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    Posted April 18, 2010

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