It is possible that all parents in the world feel that their babies are in high demand, especially when they are tired or see that they cannot reach everything. But a baby in high demand is a baby with characteristics that must be taken into account. While it is true that babies are all different and their development will not be the same in each other, the reality is that a high demand baby can be really exhausting … Although their eagerness to discover the world every second makes them adorable , smart and tired (for parents).
You may have heard the term ‘high demand baby’ before but are not sure what it means. Perhaps you think that a baby in high demand is a baby that has colic, that has allergies, that has a specific medical condition, that needs specific care and attention, that has special needs … But nothing is further from the truth.
IT IS DEMANDING DUE TO TEMPERAMENT
It is necessary to note that the term ‘high demand’ is only descriptive. This means that it is not a diagnosis of any kind, nor is it a medical condition. It is a way of understanding or at least describing certain behaviors that some babies have.
It was doctor Dr. Sears who first said that a baby was in ‘high demand’ and according to this doctor, high demand babies can have some common characteristics. Some of the characteristics may be the following:
– Very moved
– Tires parents
– Feeds frequently
– It is demanding
– Wakes up frequently
– Extremely sensitive
– He does not like orders
– Separation anxiety
– They are absorbent
Dr. Sears explains that all babies could be considered ‘high demand’ at times. All babies have needs and most will show some of these traits from time to time. However, some babies may display most of these traits, or they may display some of these traits all the time.
EVERY KID IS A WORLD
That you think that your child is in high demand does not have to make you throw your hands at your head, far from it. Your child is a child like any other, simply that he demands more attention than others and the way you educate him will have to adapt not only to your parenting style but also to his temperament and personality.
A respectful parenting, based on positive discipline but with very clear rules and limits from a very young age usually works quite well. It is necessary to bear in mind that there is no educational style that works for all children in the world, so you should know your little one to know what works best for their good psycho-emotional development.
There are children who respond well to a high demand while others need some flexibility to function. What never fails is empathy and the fact that children feel loved and protected all the time. They must feel that you are within their team to achieve common goals and not, that you are on the opposing team fighting against them. There are also children who work better if you explain things to them once and others who need you to guide them and teach them exactly what they have to do.
When you have a baby in high demand, you only have to know to know what type of personality and temperament it has. It is very important to appreciate their behavior since always, with their demands and behavior, they will be telling us what they want or what they need at all times. It is only important to understand what the baby wants to transmit to us at all times.