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

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Bantam Books, 2015 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 352 pages
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Never again will you have to stand by helplessly while your little baby cries and cries. There is a way to calm most crying babies . . . usually in minutes!

Thousands of parents, from regular moms and dads to Hollywood superstars, have come to baby expert Dr. Harvey Karp to learn his remarkable techniques for soothing babies and increasing sleep. Now his landmark book--fully revised and updated with the latest insights into infant sleep, bedsharing, breastfeeding, swaddling, and SIDS risk--can teach you too! Dr. Karp's highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts:

1. The Fourth Trimester: Why babies still yearn for a womblike atmosphere . . . even after birth
2. The Calming Reflex: An "off switch" all babies are born with
3. The 5 S's: Five easy steps to turn on your baby's amazing calming reflex
4. The Cuddle Cure: How to combine the 5 S's to calm even colicky babies

With Dr. Karp's sensible advice, parents and grandparents, nurses and nannies, will be able to transform even the fussiest infant into the happiest baby on the block!

Praise for The Happiest Baby on the Block

"Dr. Karp's book is fascinating and will guide new parents for years to come."--Julius Richmond, M.D., Harvard Medical School, former Surgeon General of the United States

"The Happiest Baby on the Block is fun and convincing. I highly recommend it."--Elisabeth Bing, co-founder of Lamaze International

"Will fascinate anyone who wants to know how babies experience the world, and wants to answer their cries lovingly and effectively."--The San Diego Union-Tribune

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User Review  - barrettlucero - LibraryThing

The chapters are a little long for what they are, but the advice is useful and has on many occasions worked for Isaac. I also appreciate that Karp doesn't say I will screw up my kid if I don't follow ... Read full review

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User Review  - booksniff - LibraryThing

Good tips, not all of them worked for us. I also watched the DVD,which had basically the same info. I would recommend just watching the DVD! The book just went into way more detail, more testimonials, and more about how different civilizations have calmed their babies throughout time. Read full review

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The Woman Who Mistook
The Calming Reflex
Shushing Your Babys Favorite Soothing Sound
SwingingMoving in Rhythm with Your Baby
SuckingThe Icing on the Cake
From Old Wives Tales
The Fourth Trimester Ends and

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Harvey Karp, M.D., is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the USC School of Medicine. He is the bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block, and The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years. Dr. Karp is also a nationally renowned expert in child development, children's environmental health, and breastfeeding. He lives with his wife in California, and his adult daughter lives in New York.

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