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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.

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.

Review:

"A must read! Dr. Karp offers insights into parenting by combining ancient and modern wisdom. Our baby boy responded to the 5 S's immediately!" Keely and Pierce Brosnan, TV journalist/environmentalist and actor

Review:

"Harvey writes about areas that most parenting books don't address. What every mother needs are simple tools that really work...and Harvey's do." Michelle Pfeiffer, actress/producer

Review:

"A witty and masterful book bursting with wisdom from start to finish. It contains some of the best, most original ideas about new babies I have ever seen. Dr. Karp entertains as he teaches, providing wonderful and innovative suggestions in a family-friendly way." James McKenna, Ph.D., chairman, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, and director, Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory

Review:

"There is nothing quite like watching Dr. Harvey work wonders on a screaming baby. He's not a pediatrician, he's a magician. Every time I bring my kids in to see him, I walk out wishing he was their father." Larry David, star of Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm and co-creator of Seinfeld

Review:

"Harvey Karp is the type of pediatrician that every parent would want. His experience is beyond compare and his ability to relate to parents is impressive. The Happiest Baby on the Block has the perfect solutions for helping parents grow and thrive...along with their babies." Sandra Apgar Steffes, R.N., M.S., member, Board of Directors, Lamaze International

Review:

"What a marvelous book! Parents for years to come will be grateful to Dr. Karp for this lucid and entertaining explanation of why babies cry and how to help them." Martin Stein, M.D., Professor of pediatrics, University of California, San Diego Medical School, author of Encounters with Children: Pediatric Behavior and Development

Review:

"Dr. Karp's practical approach is a superb way to help babies when they are crying or upset. All who care for children will gain greatly from this new addition to our parenting library." Steven P. Shelov, M.D., Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, Maimonides, editor-in-chief, American Academy of Pediatrics Caring for Your New Baby and Young Child: Birth to Five

Review:

"The Happiest Baby on the Block is fun, fascinating and convincing. I highly recommend it to all new parents to help them accomplish one of their most important jobs — soothing their crying baby." -- Elisabeth Bing, author and co-founder of Lamaze International

Review:

"Simply put, this is the best book I've ever read about keeping babies calm and happy. It is a must for everyone who cares about infants." William Lord Coleman, MD, Center for Development and Learning, Universityof North Carolina, author of Family-Focused Behavioral Pediatrics

Review:

"This beautifully written volume meets a tremendous need for a scientifically sound and effective parent guide to the care of persistently crying babies. Dr. Karp has written the best book that I've read on this challenging topic." Morris Green, M.D., Perry W. Lesh Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine

Review:

"Dr. Karp's 'Cuddle Cure' is quite simply the best way I know to calm cryingbabies." Stanley Inkelis, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA School of MedicineDirector, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Hospital

Review:

"Dr. Karp's book is extraordinary. The advice contained in this book, will make any parent, or grandparent, feel like a baby expert." Neal Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H., Professor Of Pediatrics, UCLA School OfMedicine, Director Primary Care Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Review:

"The 'Karp Wrap' can stop a baby's cries instantly!" Lynn Sullivan, RN, Director, Newborn Nursing Services, SM-UCLA Hospital

Review:

"Dr. Karp was exactly the doctor to see us through parenthood. He has the magic touch — not just with babies, but with new parents too." Robin Swicord and Nicholas Kazan, screenwriters of Matilda, Reversal of Fortune and Practical Magic

Review:

"I wish I had known Dr. Karp for my first two children. With the soothing, loving tips in this book, caring for my two most recent babies has been a dream." Hunter Tylo, actress/founder of Hunter's Chosen Child

Review:

"Dr. Karp is simply the best. Any time a problem pops up in our children, he guides us with warmth, wisdom and humor. And that helps us sleep better at night." Jerry Zucker, director of Airplane, Ghost, and Rat Race

Review:

"Harvey Karp's enlightened and creative approach has been a benefit not only to our children, but to my wife and me as parents." Kristen and Lindsey Buckingham, photographer and singer-songwriter, Fleetwood Mac

Review:

"Harvey Karp would make my Big Mama proud! He is leading us back to ages old basics, back to motherwit." Alfre Woodard, actress

Synopsis:

It's a near-miraculous solution to the most common, most upsetting (and debilitating) problem facing parents: how to comfort a newborn baby who's fussing — for good reason or for no reason at all. In this "fun, fascinating, and convincing" guide, renowned pediatrician Harvey Karp synthesizes years of practical experience and fascinating research into a series of easy-to-do, easy-to-remember techniques that help parents find baby's "off switch" and transform that tiny crying newborn into The Happiest Baby On The Block.

Dr. Karp — acclaimed by the many ecstatic parents of his patients, as well as some of the nation's leading health and pediatrics experts — explains the "calming reflex" in ways any reader can understand and provides no-nonsense support that caregivers will find invaluable. And his techniques work — as was demonstrated time and time again when Dr. Karp was featured in People magazine, on national morning television shows including Good Morning America, and in Parents magazine.

Synopsis:

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Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Harvey Karp, M.D., has perfected his approach to crying babies during his twenty-five years of experience as a pediatrician and child development specialist. Trained by some of Americas top pediatricians, including Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, in 1981 Dr. Karp received the prestigious Ehrmann Fellowship to study crying and colic. Dr. Karp is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine, with a private practice in Santa Monica. He is also a nationally renowned expert on childrens health and the environment and an authority on breastfeeding. He lives with his wife and daughter in California.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Amy Wachsmuth, August 28, 2014 (view all comments by Amy Wachsmuth)
This book helps new parents comfort crying newborns and improve naps and night-time sleep. The advice is particularly relevant for the “fourth trimester” or first three months of life. There is nothing more bewildering than holding a well fed, dry, burped baby that won't stop screaming. There is help, and it is in this book.
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danaecioust, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by danaecioust)
I just wish I would have purchased this book sooner! The library had a 6 month wait list for this book and now I know why. I finally went down and purchased a copy and it has paid for itself 12 times over. Getting better sleep and peace of mind is priceless. My baby seemed much happier after I started applying the tips and tricks found in this book too. Best baby shower gift idea you could give.
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new mommy, October 6, 2008 (view all comments by new mommy)
Even if your baby doesn't have colic, you need these tips. Great for first time parents!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553381467
Author:
Karp, Harvey
Publisher:
Bantam
Author:
Harvey Karp, M.D.
Author:
Karp, Harvey Md
Location:
New York
Subject:
Infants
Subject:
Child rearing
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Infants & Toddlers - Infants
Subject:
Sleep
Subject:
Crying
Subject:
Parent-child relations.
Subject:
Infant care.
Subject:
Crying in infants.
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Life Stages - Infants & Toddlers/Infants
Subject:
Infants -- Care.
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
parenting;baby;non-fiction;sleep;childcare;reference;child development;children;crying;newborn;infant care;baby care;infants;psychology;colic;family
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 7, no. 1
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.40x5.48x.64 in. .52 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553381467 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A must read! Dr. Karp offers insights into parenting by combining ancient and modern wisdom. Our baby boy responded to the 5 S's immediately!"
"Review" by , "Harvey writes about areas that most parenting books don't address. What every mother needs are simple tools that really work...and Harvey's do."
"Review" by , "A witty and masterful book bursting with wisdom from start to finish. It contains some of the best, most original ideas about new babies I have ever seen. Dr. Karp entertains as he teaches, providing wonderful and innovative suggestions in a family-friendly way." James McKenna, Ph.D., chairman, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, and director, Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory
"Review" by , "There is nothing quite like watching Dr. Harvey work wonders on a screaming baby. He's not a pediatrician, he's a magician. Every time I bring my kids in to see him, I walk out wishing he was their father."
"Review" by , "Harvey Karp is the type of pediatrician that every parent would want. His experience is beyond compare and his ability to relate to parents is impressive. The Happiest Baby on the Block has the perfect solutions for helping parents grow and thrive...along with their babies."
"Review" by , "What a marvelous book! Parents for years to come will be grateful to Dr. Karp for this lucid and entertaining explanation of why babies cry and how to help them." Martin Stein, M.D., Professor of pediatrics, University of California, San Diego Medical School, author of Encounters with Children: Pediatric Behavior and Development
"Review" by , "Dr. Karp's practical approach is a superb way to help babies when they are crying or upset. All who care for children will gain greatly from this new addition to our parenting library." Steven P. Shelov, M.D., Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, Maimonides, editor-in-chief, American Academy of Pediatrics Caring for Your New Baby and Young Child: Birth to Five
"Review" by , "The Happiest Baby on the Block is fun, fascinating and convincing. I highly recommend it to all new parents to help them accomplish one of their most important jobs — soothing their crying baby." -- Elisabeth Bing, author and co-founder of Lamaze International
"Review" by , "Simply put, this is the best book I've ever read about keeping babies calm and happy. It is a must for everyone who cares about infants." William Lord Coleman, MD, Center for Development and Learning, Universityof North Carolina, author of Family-Focused Behavioral Pediatrics
"Review" by , "This beautifully written volume meets a tremendous need for a scientifically sound and effective parent guide to the care of persistently crying babies. Dr. Karp has written the best book that I've read on this challenging topic."
"Review" by , "Dr. Karp's 'Cuddle Cure' is quite simply the best way I know to calm cryingbabies." Stanley Inkelis, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA School of MedicineDirector, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Hospital
"Review" by , "Dr. Karp's book is extraordinary. The advice contained in this book, will make any parent, or grandparent, feel like a baby expert." Neal Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H., Professor Of Pediatrics, UCLA School OfMedicine, Director Primary Care Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
"Review" by , "The 'Karp Wrap' can stop a baby's cries instantly!"
"Review" by , "Dr. Karp was exactly the doctor to see us through parenthood. He has the magic touch — not just with babies, but with new parents too."
"Review" by , "I wish I had known Dr. Karp for my first two children. With the soothing, loving tips in this book, caring for my two most recent babies has been a dream."
"Review" by , "Dr. Karp is simply the best. Any time a problem pops up in our children, he guides us with warmth, wisdom and humor. And that helps us sleep better at night."
"Review" by , "Harvey Karp's enlightened and creative approach has been a benefit not only to our children, but to my wife and me as parents."
"Review" by , "Harvey Karp would make my Big Mama proud! He is leading us back to ages old basics, back to motherwit."
"Synopsis" by , It's a near-miraculous solution to the most common, most upsetting (and debilitating) problem facing parents: how to comfort a newborn baby who's fussing — for good reason or for no reason at all. In this "fun, fascinating, and convincing" guide, renowned pediatrician Harvey Karp synthesizes years of practical experience and fascinating research into a series of easy-to-do, easy-to-remember techniques that help parents find baby's "off switch" and transform that tiny crying newborn into The Happiest Baby On The Block.

Dr. Karp — acclaimed by the many ecstatic parents of his patients, as well as some of the nation's leading health and pediatrics experts — explains the "calming reflex" in ways any reader can understand and provides no-nonsense support that caregivers will find invaluable. And his techniques work — as was demonstrated time and time again when Dr. Karp was featured in People magazine, on national morning television shows including Good Morning America, and in Parents magazine.

"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , 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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