Parenting

WHAT IS A HIGH-NEEDS CHILD?

WHAT IS A HIGH-NEEDS CHILD?

A HIGH-NEEDS CHILD IS SAID TO BE THE FOLLOWING:

Spirited. Strong willed. Difficult. These are all terms that have been previously been used to describe the “coined term” high needs.  Being a high needs child is not a medical condition. Instead for us it showcased itself as a vivacious and domineering personality with no end in sight.

Our daughter Amaya has exhibited being “high needs” since her birth that have caused us to look in awe, scratch our heads, shake our heads, phone our parents for help that hasn’t worked, and seek her pediatrician time and time again for advice. Dr. Sears (see http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/health-concerns/fussy-baby/high-need-baby) and others with experience on this subject matter explain that high needs babies exhibit the following traits.

Traits of a high needs baby:
-Intense

-Hyperactive

-Draining

-Feeds frequently
-Awakens frequently

-Unsatisfied

-Supersensitive

-Unpredictable

-Can’t put baby down
-Not a self-soother
-Separation sensitive
Do you have a high needs child? Subscribe and share your story with us.

You may also like...

3 Comments

  1. If not for your writing this topic could be very coluenvtod and oblique.

  2. […] my Husband and I have found quite the opposite in our high needs Daughter.  She is the least clingy of all my In-Laws Grandchildren. She is sociable, easy-going, and […]

  3. […] Nevertheless, my baby weight stayed put and has started to come off after I stopped nursing, finally got adequate sleep, and found the right distractions for our daughter so that I could really focus on working out.  This I might add is a continuous joyride because our daughter is a night owl, hates sleeping on her… […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *