My baby was most definitely a High Needs Baby. I think it would have been helpful if I had known about these types of babies before I had here! The only way to soothe her was to hold her and to swaddle her. The sling is still the best way to get her to settle down because she simply gets too overstimulated. The sling is our miracle worker and she is three!
My son was(is) a high needs baby as well. I remember how relieved I was to find Dr. sears list and to get suggestions I found on his site!
Holding and rocking was my biggest go to. I think catching it early on was what helped with her later on, she more easily played on the floor and stuff like that because she trusted me.