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

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Pros: more in depth

Cons: see below!

I love the movie version of this book- you actually get to see the techniques. Frankly, Harvey Karp writes about techniques that mamas have always used. The book is good, the techniques are solid, but they are really obvious. You don't need to read the whole book to the get the 6 S's. Practicing swaddling is easier while watching the movie than reading the book, and the shushing, etc. are also easier to see than read about!

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Pros: Techniques for soothing baby

Cons: None

My husband got me this book for Christmas and I was overjoyed. We had watched the dvd, but I wanted to study it more. The techniques that Dr. Karp talk about in this book really do help most all babies to calm down and be soothed. His main focusing is on combining a lot of popular baby calming methods and doing them all at once (such as swaddling, shushing, and swinging). This really made a difference in our sanity and ability to calm our baby when he was a newborn up until he was about 6 or 7 months. This is a great resource for new parents. I recommend it to all of my friends with babies.

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
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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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AuthorHarvey Karp
BindingPaperback
Dewey Decimal Number649.122
EAN9780553381467
Feature"This is the best book I've ever read about keeping babies happy." - William Lord Coleman, MD, pediatrician, University of North Carolina
ISBN0553381466
LabelBantam
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$15.00
ManufacturerBantam
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages288
Product GroupBook
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Publication Date2003-05-27
PublisherBantam
StudioBantam
TitleThe Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
Release Date2003-05-27
Height0.64 inches
Length8.4 inches
Weight0.52 pounds
Width5.48 inches
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