The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer

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Starlight Home Entertainment, Jan 1, 2003 - Child rearing - 78 pages
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Pediatrician Harvey Karp presents simple and effective steps for calming a crying baby, revealing the amazing secret used for centuries by the world's top parents ... the calming reflex. He demonstrates what he calls the five S's - techniques used independently or together to help simulate the conditions in the womb. They are swaddling, side or stomach position, shushing, swinging or jiggling, and sucking.

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It was easy to read and full of good advice. - Goodreads
Annoyingly repetitive writing. - Goodreads
Worth reading, good insight on how to calm a baby - Goodreads
Good self help reference book - Goodreads
Repetitive but good advice! - Goodreads
Great pointers for to-be parents! - Goodreads

Review: The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer

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Much longer book than it needed to be. There was a lot of filler, and like a lot of other reviewers I felt it could have been shorter. Also, it reminded me why parenting books are so conflicting to me ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kiersten - Goodreads

Great method of calming babies and it works. Some really ridiculous beliefs form the premise, but in my experience the specific sequence of the 5 S's really does activate what he calls the "calming reflex." Read full review

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