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Why do you think some

babies are fussy and others are not?
I know parents who take great care of their babies and their needs and the babies are still fussy. Is it genitics or just the babies way of communicating?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Apr. 8, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (8)
  • it can be a number of things. Dr. Sears has noticed that some babies, no matter what is done, are high needs very intense children.

    Some could have a food sensitivity that parents don't pick up on, some have a hard time adjusting to life outside the womb, some need to be held and comforted, etc. It's all normal.

    I did everything in my power to help Becka with her fussiness, nothing worked. She is now a wonderful, independent toddler so I know it was her personality to be *needy*

    Answer by celticreverie at 8:01 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • all babies are different. fussiness could be their way of communicating or be in their nature. nothing they cant out grow im sure

    Answer by SThompson21 at 7:34 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • I contributed my daughter's fussiness on vaccinations. But some babies can be fussy due to tummy aches, boredness, anxiety, etc.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:36 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • Just their personalities. They could be feeling sick, tired, hot or cold.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:23 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • I think it's the child's personality. Some babies demand more attention, some are more whiny, some cry over everything, some don't particularly like to be rocked to sleep and would rather fall asleep on their own...

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 11:01 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • All people are different~all babies are different.

    Answer by HelloKitty1225 at 11:12 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • babies are humans, humans have a variety of personality traits.

    Answer by texassahm at 11:39 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • I have read in a few books that the emotions mothers carry while pregnant have effects on the babies inside. Although, I'm not saying that is what makes fussy babies or happy babies, but i think it does hold SOME truth.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:07 AM on Apr. 9, 2009