Your high need baby: Seven ways to cope

"I know motherhood is demanding in itself but I have a five and one half month old that never seems satisfied or content. I don't know if she's bored, or frustrated because she's on the verge of crawling. She cries when I put her on the floor with toys or in her walker. And she doesn't want me to hold her because she will squirm right out of my arms. She's always been a horrible napper during the day so she gets cranky when she's tired. We just can't figure out how to make her happy. My husband and I are at our wit’s end. I hate to say this but I really haven't enjoyed motherhood up to this point. I keep saying it's a phase and she'll get over it." -- iVillager jsmowatt

6. Requires Constant Attention:

"From the day we brought him home, he cried constantly. If he wasn't crying, he was fussy. He required constant stimulation and became bored and irritable very easily. He didn't sleep all night and was up every twenty minutes to nurse, -- for a year. He refused to nap for more than ten or twenty minutes. Caring for this child was all I could do during this time period." -- iVillager ztmmom

"My husband loves her dearly but says he misses me. We haven't had any quality time together since our daughter was born because we don't have anyone to leave her with. He says he knows that parenting our little one is the most important thing in the world but that he feels like our marriage is on hold. During the day I have to constantly hold or entertain her, making it hard for me to eat, go to the bathroom, or get anything else done. I love her dearly but need some extra time to do something else -- ANYTHING else." -- iVillager shana5832

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