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The Happiest Baby on the Block : The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
The Happiest Baby on the Block The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
Author: Harvey Karp
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 lik...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553381467
ISBN-10: 0553381466
Publication Date: 5/27/2003
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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I didn't finish the book but what I read was good. My baby was past the collicky stage by the time I was halfway thru. I did practice what he said and it definitely worked. The book is pretty repetitive.
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We all know that there are a million "how to do this" better for your baby type books out there, but I will join the many who SWEAR by these techniques. Our daughter was always a pretty good sleeper, so on the nights when she just didn't want to sleep we often didn't know what to do. This worked 99% of the time! This was a quick read for good advice on how to get your baby to SLEEP!!!
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Excellent advice, the descriptions & illustrations of how to swaddle were very helpful to us as new parents. The 5 S's method definitely works to calm our son down when he's very fussy.
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This book is a must have for parents. It's simple really --it works. Get it! My 4 month old is still calmed immediately by white noise. I also recommend the Miracle Blanket for swaddling. We used it for 3.5 months and she was a really good sleeper.
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Reading this book, I found it to be very redundant/repetitive. However, this may be because I am already very familiar with soothing techniques for infants, as I am a pediatric RN. I think this book would be a great guide for the lay-person with a newborn who has colic or a short temperament. Although this writing seems to be reaching out to the stressed, new parent, I would suggest to parents to read this before their child is born, as they will not have the time or patience to read this book with a colic-y newborn. It has very good tips on calming methods for all parents whether or not your child has colic. It also has a very good explanation of exactly what colic is.
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Good information!
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Sensible advice for calming a baby. a must-read for every mother or newborn caregiver.
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I have to say that in the beginning this book was a life saver. But once my body stopped producing milk for some unknown reason and we went on to formula she developed severe colic. The techniques did work to an extent and made life a little more manageable. However I do not agree with constantly holding a baby, as a result of continually holding a baby our daughter is now use to it and at 8 months of age while awake we can not set her down without her screaming bloody murder unless we are right next to her playing with her. I would recommend to any mother that once the baby has fallen asleep that they place them in their crib or bassinet and allow them to get use to waking up in their own bed. The book says you cannot spoil your baby by always holding them, phooey! While it has been a challenge with our daughter we are now having to pay the price with our hearing and having to break such an ugly habbit, it's very difficult. Should we decide to have another child we will go about the whole approach quite differently when it comes to holding the baby but otherwise still use the other techniques. With the swaddling, shhhsing sounds and etc.


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