Author - Marsha Baker


Fussy Baby Network provides help to parents who are struggling with their infant's crying, sleeping and feeding during the first year of life. We offer Warmline telephone support and home visiting in English and Spanish. Our infant specialists work with parents to find more ways to soothe, care for and enjoy their baby. Visit for more info.

Baby Crying & Sleep

How do parents go about establishing sleep routines with their baby?  Parents get a lot of strong and conflicting advice, and yet each infant and family is unique.  There is no research that shows one way of handling sleep is better than another as long as babies are sleeping in a safe space.  We do know, however, that parenting styles affect sleep: Babies who are carried, held and fed continuously cry less as infants and wake more after 3 months, while babies who are more “routine based” ...

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Marsha Baker

It's All About Sleep

Fussy Baby Network was delighted to host a great infant Crying & Sleep seminar at Erikson Institute on January 26.  Forty five parents and expectant parents gave up their precious evening time to learn about infant sleep and how to get more of it!

Here are some of the main points that were discussed:

Experts are still discovering the true function of sleep.  Parents know that when infants and children get adequate sleep they are calmer and more available to play and learn.

Posted on February 07, 2012 at 9:00 AM by Marsha Baker

Picky Eating at Holiday Time

'Twas the holiday dinner and all through the ‘morn 

I slaved roasting turkey and dressing and corn

A feast full of holiday textures and smells

We gathered for dinner and it all went to ………

Stella, our little one, fell to the floor.

She screamed and she flailed and she ran for the door.

No turkey!  No corn!  No potatoes!  No beans!

Just give me my yogurt.  I won’t make a scene.

There are so many reasons why young children are very choosy about what they eat. ...

Posted on December 15, 2011 at 9:00 AM by Marsha Baker