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

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ISBN-10: 0553381466

ISBN-13: 9780553381467

Edition: 2002

Authors: Harvey Karp

List price: $15.00
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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. From the Hardcover edition.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Based in Santa Monica, Dr. Kapp is a practicing pediatrician and child development specialist who has worked with thousands of families, from inner city teen moms to superstar parents. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine. He and his wife and daughter live in California.

Introduction: How I Rediscovered the Ancient Secrets for Calming Crying Babies
Look Who's Squawking: Why Babies Cry-And Why Some Cry So Much
At Last There's Hope: An Easy Way to Calm Crying Babies
Crying: Our Babies' Ancient Survival Tool
The Dreaded Colic: A "CRYsis" for the Whole Family
The Top Five Theories of Colic and Why They Aren't Right
The True Cause of Colic: The Missing Fourth Trimester
Learning the Ancient Art of Soothing a Baby
The Woman Who Mistook Her Baby for a Horse: Modern Parents Who Forgot About the Fourth Trimester
Your Baby's Off Switch for Crying: The Calming Reflex and the 5 "S's"
The 1st "S": Swaddling-A Feeling of Pure "Wrap"ture
In the Middle of the Night: Switch off Your Baby's Crying with the 5 S's
The 2nd "S": Side (or Stomach)-Your Baby's Feel-Good Position
The 3rd "S": Shhhh-Your Baby's Favorite Soothing Sound
The 4th "S": Swinging-Moving in Rhythm with Your Baby's Needs
The 5th "S": Sucking-The lcing on the Cake
The Cuddle Cure: Combining the 5 "S's" into a Perfect Recipe for Your Baby's Bliss
Other Colic Remedies: From Massage and Feeding Problem Cures to Old Wives' Tales
The Magical 6th "S": Sweet Dreams!
Conclusion: The Rainbow at the End of the Tunnel
Red Flags and Red Alerts: When You Should Call the Doctor
A New Parents' Survival Guide: The Top Ten Survival Tips for Parents of New Babies