All babies cry, but some cry more than others. One in five babies is fussy. They may cry excessively, be difficult to comfort and have trouble feeding or sleeping. For parents, caring for a fussy baby can be exhausting and frustrating.
While there may be no quick fix, there is help. The Fussy Baby program is a component of the Birth to Five Helpline and provides support for parents who are concerned about their baby's temperament or behavior during the first year of life.
Call the Fussy Baby program. Our clinicians will work with you to find more ways to soothe, care for, and enjoy your baby. We'll also offer ways to reduce stress while supporting you in your important role as a parent.
Part of the Fussy Baby Network at Chicago’s prestigious Erikson Institute, Southwest Human Development’s Fussy Baby Program strives to prevent negative outcomes by enhancing the competence and confidence of parents and caregivers who experience the stress of excessive infant crying.
Watch this video to see how the Fussy Baby program helped a local family manage their daughter’s colic:
Access the FREE Fussy Baby Program by calling
the Birth to Five Helpline at 1-877-705-KIDS (5437)