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We all have our own distinct personalities. Babies are included in that we. Some babies are easier than others, even if they are treated essentially the same and in the same environment. Tracy Hogg discussed different personality types of babies in her books. In this post, I discuss the Touchy Baby. This post contains affiliate links.
The third personality type described by Tracy Hogg in her Baby Whisperer books is the touchy baby. None of my children have been touchy, so I can’t offer personal insight, but here are the bits of information. This info is found in The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems on page 59.
These babies tend to get easily frustrated and don’t like change in their eating environment. They also often do not like solids at first. You have to be persistent.
These babies are cautious. They are cautious about new toys, situations, people, etc. They need lots of support from those they are comfortable with. They also do not do well with transitions (when activities change). The usually need to be encouraged to participate. Hogg says to avoid afternoon playdates.
These babies need to be swaddled. They also need to be put down at the exact right moment or it can take at least twice as long for them to fall asleep. They often only catnap after noon.
Highly irritable and easily upset by external stimulation.
Crybaby. Easily set off. Often clinging to parent’s leg or in parents’ laps.
If you have a touchy baby, you have your work cut out for you to be sure! But you can do it. Knowing is half of the battle, so with the knowledge of your child’s disposition, you can go forward and work to improve. Remember, Brayden was Spirited, but with Babywise, acted like Textbook, so you can help your baby to have a calmer disposition.