Podcast: Mom and Mind - Highly Sensitive Babies
I’m happy to share my interview with Dr. Kat Kaeni, on her podcast, Mom and Mind. We discussed highly sensitive babies and how best to support them. Listen below!
How proper support in childhood can prevent symptoms of anxiety and depression in adulthood, but lack of support usually means increased symptoms
What to look for in an infant (keep in mind that these indicators can show up differently):
Advancement in speech and language
Frequent overstimulation, with crying and meltdowns
Sensitive skin and frequent rashes
Prone to allergies and food sensitivities
Sensitivity to detergents and chemicals
Aversion to certain food textures and fabric textures
Strong reactions to being wet, dirty, and sticky
Preferences of adults with softer energy levels
Sensitivity to noise and temperature changes
Needing to be held a lot
How we create more stress in the way we label HSP behaviors
How our sensitivities go down when we are balanced and our needs are met
How to support mom and baby if they both have HSP tendencies
The HSP trait: it’s innate, affects 20% of the population, is equal in gender distribution, and 70% of HSP’s are introverts
Why it’s recommended that HSP’s have 2 hours of alone time each day
Changing the culture and helping new moms have “down time”
An infant’s mirror neurons when mom is not balanced
Recovery times that mom and baby need
How the brain perceives anxiety---and how deep breathing can help
Difficulties when mom and baby have the HSP trait
The roles of sleep, sickness, stress--and how HSP’s are affected
What can do to prevent overwhelm and overstimulation
How a non-HSP parent can understand an HSP child
Why it’s important to work with a good therapist
The need for reducing and removing self-judgment
The value of finding your tribe and feeling understood
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~Julie Bjelland is a psychotherapist, global HSP consultant, and leader in the field of high sensitivity and has helped thousands of highly sensitive people around the world. As an HSP herself, Julie understands what it is like to live with high sensitivity and strong emotions. Julie teaches an online course for HSPs and is the author of several books. www.juliebjelland.com.