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What Do We Really Know About Helping Fussy Babies?

If you’re a parent, you’ve had a fussy baby at one time or another. And someone has probably given you plenty of grief about not having enough milk, eating foods that “disagree” with the baby, or they suggest sleep training. But are those the best strategies, and how can you tell if fussiness is just part of babyhood, or if it’s something that deserves professional help?

Join Marie and her guest, Tracy Cassels, PhD, as they talk about fussy behaviors in relation to mental health outcomes. Consider how establishing cause and effect is difficult because it’s blurred by the baby’s behavior, the parent’s reaction, and often, the lack of an appropriate medical or psychological diagnosis. Recognize internalizing and externalizing childhood behaviors—and what they may mean. Get some practical tips on how to avoid disconnecting from your baby, how to take care of yourself, and how to not overreact during these difficult days.

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