The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying


    The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying like Madonna and Pierce Brosnan, have turned to him to learn the secrets for making babies happyNever 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 colicI share with parents techniques known only to the most gifted baby soothers throughout history and I explain exactly how they work In an 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 TheS 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 theS s that can soothe even the most colicky of infantsIn the book, Dr Karp also explains What is colic Why do most babies get much 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."/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
  • Harvey Karp
  • English
  • 16 January 2019
  • 0553588729

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

  1. Lisa Lisa says:

    Let me preface my review by acknowledging that the tips and tricks described in this book will probably be of great use in calming my baby when I have a newborn And, if this book were, say, a seven page article in a magazine, I would rip it out, keep it for reference, and recommend it to friends The problem is that this is not a seven page article It is a 260 page book 260 pages of fluff, filler, and drawings 260 pages to essentially inform the reader that calming a newborn takes the 5 S s Let me preface my review by acknowledging that the tips and tricks described in this book will probably be of great use in calming my baby when I have a newborn And, if this book were, say, a seven page article in a magazine, I would rip it out, keep it for reference, and recommend it to friends The problem is that this is not a seven page article It is a 260 page book 260 pages of fluff, filler, and drawings 260 pages to essentially inform the reader that calming a newborn takes the 5 S s swaddling, side stomach positioning, shhh ing, swinging, and sucking How does one turn seven pages of material into a 260 page book Oh, it s easy First, fill the book with nonsense Here is an actual quote from the book I think a breast feeding mom should be called Galactic Goddess No, really Actual quote Second, use obviously fictional testimonials from parents who have succeeded with your technique My favorite is the one about the father who was so good at swaddling that, when he was at work as a lawyer, and his clients brought a screaming baby to the office, he was able to calm the baby in moments Answer me this Who the hell brings their screaming baby to their lawyer s office Oh, and let s not forget the testimonial from the Russian immigrant She tells the author, You don t have to show me dat In my willage, we wrap dem and put BELT around It holds dem wery good In case you missed that she is a Russian immigrant, the author makes sure to underline dat, willage, dem, and wery so that you, the reader, can t miss it Oh, those crazy immigrants with their crazy accents So many times, I wanted to hurl this book across the room I only finished it a because my husband insisted, and b to better be able to rant about it Apparently, there is a DVD This is perhaps the only time I would recommend the movie over the book


  2. Carrie Carrie says:

    I saw this doctor on Oprah YEARS ago I remember that the audience was full of QUIET, contented babies and I wondered if they were all sedated.The premise is that human babies are born 3 months BEFORE they are really developed because of the size of their heads Therefore, the fist 100 days of their life is virtually a fourth trimester in which the baby needs constant vigilance and caring.He offers cuddle cure 5 steps done in sequence to calm a baby and simulate life in the womb Swaddl I saw this doctor on Oprah YEARS ago I remember that the audience was full of QUIET, contented babies and I wondered if they were all sedated.The premise is that human babies are born 3 months BEFORE they are really developed because of the size of their heads Therefore, the fist 100 days of their life is virtually a fourth trimester in which the baby needs constant vigilance and caring.He offers cuddle cure 5 steps done in sequence to calm a baby and simulate life in the womb Swaddling firmly , Side Stomach, Ssshhhing, Swaying, Sucking They are combined and should match the VIGOR of any crying to immediately pacify the baby.Actually this all made sense to me and most importantly IT WORKS Author Harvey KarpPublisher Bantam DellCopyright 2002Genre Parenting ChildcarePages 260Date Read 5 21 09 to 5 26 09p.100The FASTEST way to succeed in stopping your baby s cycle of crying is to MEET THEIR LEVEL OF INTENSITY Only after your screaming baby pauses for a few moments can you gradually slow your motion, soften your shushing and guide them from frenzy to soft landing.The best colic calmers say that soothing an infant is like dancing with them in the lead These talented people pay close attention to the vigor of ther 5 S s p.1251st S SwaddlingThis TURNS on the calming effect by stopping the Moro reflex hand jerking flailing that helps them to pay attention to the other S s.2nd S Side StomachLay your child on their side or place them in your arms on their stomach This prevents them from feeling that they are falling.3rd S ShhhhYou have to do it as LOUD AS YOUR BABIES CRY and close to their ear It stimulates the sound of the womb It can be replaced by white noise.4th S SwaySupport your babies head and neck and wiggle their HEAD with fast, tiny movements like you are shivering Once they are entranced, you can move to a slower swinging motion.5th S SuckingThis works best after the other S s have calmed A finger or pacifier work and can be eliminated after the 3rd monthchokengtitiktitikchokeng195Baby Massage.In a 1986 study by Tiffany Field, massaged babies gained 47%then babes who did not have the same touch The same babies had higher IQ s a year later.1 Prepare for pleasure Warm the room, dim the lights, play soft music.2 Bring Yourself to the moment Sit comfortably, take 5 slow deep breaths and allow yourself to be present for the experience Its an exchange of love in one fleeting, tender moment of time.3 Speak to your baby with your hands Always try to keep one hand in contact with the skin and talk to them about what you are doing and what your hopes are for their life, or sing a lullaby Let your massage strokes move in synchronicity with your calm breathing.4 Reward your babies tummy Bicycle their legs then firmly push both knees to their belly and hld them there for 20 seconds Massage the tummy in firm, clockwise, circular strokes starting at their right lower belly, up and across the top of their tummy and ending at their left lower side this traces their colon and intestines 5 Follow you baby s signals p.245Top 10 survival Tips for Parents of New Babies1 Trust Yourself You are the Latest in the Unbroken Chain of the World s Top Parents.2 Lower Your Expectations.3 Accept All the Help You Can Get4 Get Your Priorities Straight Should You take a break or do the dishes 5 Be Flexible It is better to bend than snap.6 Know Thyself Share how you are feeling.7 Don t Rock the Cradle to Hard Know when to take a break.8 Keep Your Sense of Humor Handy9 Take Care of Your Spouse10 Don t Ignore Depression


  3. Ryan Ryan says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I will save you the 336 pages suck, swaddle, shush, side position, swing Wow, 5 Ss That s inventive.4 years of medical school and better than 4th grade writing skills can generate a book like this You know what Forget it Just make your last name MD Have someone fill in the sources and make the book run a bit over 100 pages The fact that Americans including myself are looking for instructions allows tripe like this onto the bookshelf to sell millions of copies It s also why serious lit I will save you the 336 pages suck, swaddle, shush, side position, swing Wow, 5 Ss That s inventive.4 years of medical school and better than 4th grade writing skills can generate a book like this You know what Forget it Just make your last name MD Have someone fill in the sources and make the book run a bit over 100 pages The fact that Americans including myself are looking for instructions allows tripe like this onto the bookshelf to sell millions of copies It s also why serious literary talent like Mark Leyner will probably never write a postmodernist masterpiece like Tetherballs at Bougainville again because his medical book, Why Do Men Have Nipples, coauthored with another MD Billy Goldberg soldcopies than all of his real masterpieces combined You know what James Joyce s literary masterpiece, Ulysses, has fewer stars than this piece of crap Is there no God


  4. Adam Adam says:

    There s quite a bit of filler in this, I think it could have been about half the length or less, and the publisher was looking for an excuse to charge the full 12.95 or whatever a book costs nowadays That said, THIS BOOK IS MAGICAL As a new parent, I don t know what I would do without this book Swaddle, Side, Sway, Shhh, Suck There be magic in them words, and while I m up at 1am writing this review, my baby is quiet, if not asleep enough to lay down on her own I d be ripping my hair out ins There s quite a bit of filler in this, I think it could have been about half the length or less, and the publisher was looking for an excuse to charge the full 12.95 or whatever a book costs nowadays That said, THIS BOOK IS MAGICAL As a new parent, I don t know what I would do without this book Swaddle, Side, Sway, Shhh, Suck There be magic in them words, and while I m up at 1am writing this review, my baby is quiet, if not asleep enough to lay down on her own I d be ripping my hair out instead of writing this if it weren t for the wonderful wizard Dr Karp.Three cheers, and 4 stars only because of the filler


  5. Brian Brian says:

    Hopefully the techniques areeffective than the style There s a lot of unnecessary fluff trying to convince you of the calming reflex and the fourth trimester idea Skip the first 75 pages VERY repetitive how many times must he remind us that he had this type of stimulation 24 hours a day IN the womb, what you re doing now is a big decrease apparently, this is written in the context of a society that is afraid of spoiling 3 month olds by soothing them, which was news to me Hopefully the techniques areeffective than the style There s a lot of unnecessary fluff trying to convince you of the calming reflex and the fourth trimester idea Skip the first 75 pages VERY repetitive how many times must he remind us that he had this type of stimulation 24 hours a day IN the womb, what you re doing now is a big decrease apparently, this is written in the context of a society that is afraid of spoiling 3 month olds by soothing them, which was news to me Off putting overly enthusiastic and conversational in the motivational speaker sort of way style, but probably like many of these mothery books Really disruptive quotes from parents, outdated like 18th century parenting guides, and famous people that are inserted in random places in the middle of text They do not add anything other than occasional humor but mostly frustration I don t trust anecdotal evidence by nature The book would be better without them, though only 1 2 the length Oh, same for the silly cartoons But HOPEfully, the strategies and techniques work that s why I m not giving it a 0.5 , but I wouldn t discourage you from getting the meat of the book from another source and skip the read Borrow it from someone and see which pages they dogeared or something After I endured the text, I ve marked the relevant pages so I can convert the book to apalatable and concise reference For those of you with the paperback 2003 edition, see the following pages 23 determining why your baby s crying 115 how to swaddle 126 127 really, this is the book summarized I guess he put it in the middle so the book can stay open to it You can get away with just these two pages I m not suggesting you break copyright and photocopy it yourself, nosiree 134 some ways to hold baby to soothe him her 187 the progression try one technique, add another, add another till he calms down 194 infant massage 217 weaning off the soothing techniques


  6. Lisa R. Lisa R. says:

    This book is an absolute parenting essential In the future, I will purchase this book, along with a swaddler, for every friend relative who has a new baby It s the closest thing to magic I have encountered during my brief time as a parent We used the techniques in this book almost every day for the first 4 months of our child s life We still swaddle our son now and he s almost six months old I wold strongly recommend reading it before you give birth we actually used the entire technique ou This book is an absolute parenting essential In the future, I will purchase this book, along with a swaddler, for every friend relative who has a new baby It s the closest thing to magic I have encountered during my brief time as a parent We used the techniques in this book almost every day for the first 4 months of our child s life We still swaddle our son now and he s almost six months old I wold strongly recommend reading it before you give birth we actually used the entire technique our first night home from the hospital.The book really, truly works I know a DVD is available too, but I would say read the book as well because it really gets into the science of sleep and infant development


  7. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    All right, there really are nuggets of good advice hidden in mounds of dirt in this book For example, I skimmed the entire first half of the book And there are just so many darned testimonials from his patients perhaps a fifth of the book is testimonials Why To make this actually book length, I suppose Oh, and for your mental well being you should probably skip the section listing all the rare medical conditions that can lead to colic So, anyway, there are just nuggetsBut what nuggets All right, there really are nuggets of good advice hidden in mounds of dirt in this book For example, I skimmed the entire first half of the book And there are just so many darned testimonials from his patients perhaps a fifth of the book is testimonials Why To make this actually book length, I suppose Oh, and for your mental well being you should probably skip the section listing all the rare medical conditions that can lead to colic So, anyway, there are just nuggetsBut what nuggets Solid gold advice.This book is, supposedly, addressed to parents of colicky babies, but honestly any new parent can use the key advice My baby isn t colicky but using this advice helped him and us sleep much, much better at night, and calms him down when need be We went from spending 1 1 2 hours calming him down after his middle of the night feeding and really I think he just cried himself to sleep to spending 20 minutes helping him drift back to sleep using some of this advice I recommend expecting parents read the sections on the 5 S s and then read them again after they have the baby The advice is only good for newborns the first 3 to 5 months so there s no reason to put off reading this I read the good sections when our baby was 3 1 2 weeks old and I wish I d read it 4 weeks earlier Lastly, you don t need to use this advice verbatim Go with what your baby likes For example, our baby doesn t like the side hold recommended by this book I just replace that S with one of his two favorite ways to be held These are guidelines, not rules, and every baby is different


  8. Adam Floridia Adam Floridia says:

    This book sucked Some of the ideas in it might prove very useful But the book sucked Rather than read it, I suggest one just skip to page 126 127 and copy the 5 S techniques as they are briefly described Karp definitely knew that this idea couldn t justify a book length volume, but that didn t stop him from writing one I d say you ll read the same information sometimes verbatim every 20 pages or so Before any information, you ll have about 5 pages of you are about to learn or in Ch This book sucked Some of the ideas in it might prove very useful But the book sucked Rather than read it, I suggest one just skip to page 126 127 and copy the 5 S techniques as they are briefly described Karp definitely knew that this idea couldn t justify a book length volume, but that didn t stop him from writing one I d say you ll read the same information sometimes verbatim every 20 pages or so Before any information, you ll have about 5 pages of you are about to learn or in Chapter 13 you will learn God this is awfully written Terrible Plus, he uses exclamation points like a fourth grader wayoften than could be logically justified His only pseudo scientific claims some dealing with evolution are always prefaced by I believe or I am convinced, completely undercutting any real value these statements might hold and revealing the utter lack of actual scientific research Here s his most scientific sentence Actually, the 5 S s trigger a profound neurological response never before recognized or reported until today Sounds like he s hawking some miracle hair growing ointment Oh, and he s just a dick In many ways, the people living in primitive cultures are backward compared to Western societies 7 He amends his comments lateron page 84, Please don t be fooled by the word primitive Although it conjures up images of backward people, over the past eighty years research has shown that many so called primitive peoples possess wisdom of the natural world about which we are ignorant I m not sure who should beoffended the primitive, backward people or me, the reader for his assumption that I think primitive means backward Dick


  9. Kim Kim says:

    The basic points are good and they work But, the book is amazingly boring.


  10. Tova Tova says:

    This book should be subtitled, How to Ruin Your Milk Supply Following the tactics in this book will most likely sabotage breastfeeding relationships and make parents wonder why they don t know what their babies needafter learning to ignore all their cues and teaching the babies to shut down, not calm down, from being shaken and scared by loud noises Here s a great review of Dr Karp s methods better information on normal infant sleep, check out This book should be subtitled, How to Ruin Your Milk Supply Following the tactics in this book will most likely sabotage breastfeeding relationships and make parents wonder why they don t know what their babies needafter learning to ignore all their cues and teaching the babies to shut down, not calm down, from being shaken and scared by loud noises Here s a great review of Dr Karp s methods better information on normal infant sleep, check out by Helen Ball of ISIS Durham U Parent Infant Sleep Labhttp www.kellymom.com store handouthttp www.kellymom.com parenting slehttp kellymom.com parenting nighttihttp www.bestforbabes.org booby trahttp www.cdph.ca.gov programs wicwohttp kellymom.com parenting parentihttp kellymom.com bf normal frequenAnd visit the resources tab on LLLi.org to find a local La Leche League group for breastfeeding support


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The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer❴KINDLE❵ ❃ The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer Author Harvey Karp – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk 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 cryingNo wonder pe In perhaps the most Baby on Epub ß important parenting book of the decade, Dr Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary The Happiest Kindle - treasure sought by parents for centuries an automatic off switch for their baby s cryingNo wonder pediatricians Happiest Baby on PDF Æ 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 happyNever 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 colicI share with parents techniques known only to the most gifted baby soothers throughout history and I explain exactly how they work In an 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 TheS 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 theS s that can soothe even the most colicky of infantsIn the book, Dr Karp also explains What is colic Why do most babies get much 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

Dr Harvey Karp is Baby on Epub ß a nationally renowned pediatrician and child development specialist He is an Assistant The Happiest Kindle - Professor of Pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine Over the past years, he has taught Happiest Baby on PDF Æ thousands of parents, from working moms to superstars like Madonna, Michelle Pfeiffer and Pierce Brosnan his secrets for making children happyDr Karp has committed his full time efforts to writing, lecturing and education He now travels extensively across America and around the world lecturing the medical community and the public about how to use his innovative discoveries to help parents successfully meet the needs of their young children.