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

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Trade Paper, Bantam Books, 2003, ISBN# 0553381466

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A pediatrician and child development specialist combines medical research with personal experience to create a four-step plan for soothing a cranky infant.

About this item

A pediatrician and child development specialist combines medical research with personal experience to create a four-step plan for soothing a cranky infant.

Perfect for expecting parents who want to provide a soothing home for the newest member of their family, "The Happiest Baby on the Block, "the national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, is a revolutionary method for calming a crying infant and promoting healthy sleep from day one.
In perhaps the most important parenting book of the decade, Dr. Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries--an automatic "off-switch" for their baby's crying.
No wonder pediatricians across the country are praising him and thousands of Los Angeles parents, from working moms to superstars like Madonna and Pierce Brosnan, have turned to him to learn the secrets for making babies happy.
Never again will parents have to stand by helpless and frazzled while their poor baby cries and cries. Dr. Karp has found there IS a remedy for colic. "I share with parents techniques known only to the most gifted baby soothers throughout history ...and I explain exactly how they work."
In a innovative and thought-provoking reevaluation of early infancy, Dr. Karp blends modern science and ancient wisdom to prove that newborns are not fully ready for the world when they are born. Through his research and experience, he has developed four basic principles that are crucial for understanding babies as well as improving their sleep and soothing their senses:
The Missing Fourth Trimester: as odd as it may sound, one of the main reasons babies cry is because they are born three months too soon.
The Calming Reflex: the automatic reset switch to stop crying of any baby in the first few months of life.
The 5 "S's" the simple steps (swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging and sucking) that trigger the calming reflex. For centuries, parents have tried these methods only to fail because, as with a knee reflex, the calming reflex only works when it is triggered in precisely the right way. Unlike other books that merely list these techniques Dr. Karp teaches parents exactly how to do them, to guide cranky infants to calm and easy babies to serenity in minutes...and help them sleep longer too.
The Cuddle Cure: the perfect mix the 5 "S's" that can soothe even the most colicky of infants.
In the book, Dr. Karp also explains:
What is colic?
Why do most babies get much more upset in the evening?
How can a parent calm a baby--in mere minutes?
Can babies be spoiled?
When should a parent of a crying baby call the doctor?
How can a parent get their baby to sleep a few hours longer?
Even the most loving moms and dads sometimes feel pushed to the breaking point by their infant's persistent cries. Coming to the rescue, however, Dr. Karp places in the hands of parents, grandparents, and all childcare givers the tools they need to be able to calm their babies almost as easily as...turning off a light.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: May 2003
ISBN-13: 9780553381467
ISBN-10: 0553381466
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.25 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 553381466
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A MUST HAVE!
3/18/2010

Customer review by AZ777

5.0 stars 3/18/2010 by AZ777
by AZ777

I recommend this book to all parents. I have the DVD, and I recommend buying the DVD, so you can see first hand, how he calms the infants. AWESOME! If you have this book or DVD, be sure to pass it to another set of parents to use. A complete life-saver! It works and it's amazing! Like I said, I really liked the DVD, to see what he does.

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AZ777
USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Once per week
Good Book, very educating!
6/11/2010

Customer review by kld726

5.0 stars 6/11/2010 by kld726
by kld726

I am almost finished reading this book. It is simple enough to understand the concepts of the 5 S's on how to calm your crying and colic baby. I am still pregnant and will keep these tips and tricks in my back pocket to use when I have those crying baby episodes. Though the book is informative and pretty well descriptive, I am still going to get the DVD to see how the Doctor actually uses his steps to effectively stop crying. Too bad I couldn't find the DVD here at Walmart. Guess I will have to go look at the book stores. But, great book.

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kld726
Pawtucket, RI
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
THE best book for new moms
10/5/2011

Customer review by SOPHIAsSingingMommy

5.0 stars 10/5/2011 by SOPHIAsSingingMommy
by SOPHIAsSingingMommy

If you are a new mom or a mom-to-be, you need to buy this book. In a nutshell, it gives you the knowledge and confidence to handle your fussy baby. It definitely helped keep me sane during my daughter's first months of life. I have purchased this book as part of every baby shower gift I've given and have been thanked over and over for it. Amazing, amazing, amazing! Buy it!

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SOPHIAsSingingMommy
Freehold, NJ
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
This book is sooo right!
10/2/2011

Customer review by Tweetatweet

5.0 stars 10/2/2011 by Tweetatweet
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I just loved it and my baby is 9 months and it still works on him. I sent this book to a friend of mine, so she could experiece it too.

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Tweetatweet
Arlington TX
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:9 - 10 months
Gender:Female
Usage:A few times per month
Happiest Baby on the Block
11/21/2008

Customer review by GlamGrammy62

2.0 stars 11/21/2008 by GlamGrammy62
by GlamGrammy62

I was disappointed, after it was so highly recommended. A lot of the information was given at the hospital, the day after delivery. I was looking for something to ease the growing pains of teething. Maybe I'll try the other book, at the library, to see if it meets my expextations.

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GlamGrammy62
Newport Beach, CA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Once per year
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