The Happiest Baby on the Block

Author(s): Harvey Karp, M.D.

Parenting & Families

A pediatrician and child development specialist combines cutting-edge medical research with personal experience to create a sensible, easy-to-follow, four-step plan for soothing a cranky infant. Reprint.


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"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 "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 "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 "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 ""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 "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" ""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 "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, University of North Carolina, author of "Family-Focused Behavioral Pediatrics" "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" "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 "Dr. Karp's 'Cuddle Cure' is quite simply the best way I know to calm crying babies." -Stanley Inkelis, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Hospital "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 Of Medicine, Director Primary Care Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center "The 'Karp Wrap can stop a baby s cries instantly!" Lynn Sullivan, RN, Director, Newborn Nursing Services, SM-UCLA Hospital "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 ""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 "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 ""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 "Harvey Karp would make my Big Mama proud! He is leading us back to ages old basics, back to motherwit." Alfre Woodard, actress"

Harvey Karp, M.D., is a nationally renowned pediatrician, child development specialist, and a leading advocate in the field of children's environmental health. He is on the faculty of USC School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Karp's books and DVDs, "The Happiest Baby on the Block," "The Happiest Toddler on the Block," and "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep," teach parents his groundbreaking techniques to reduce infant crying, boost sleep, build toddler patience, and stop tantrums. Millions of parents have benefited from his advice, including celebrities such as Madonna, Michelle Pfeiffer, Larry David, Jewel, and Pierce Brosnan. Thousands of specially trained educators teach Happiest Baby classes across America. Dr. Karp's works are translated into more than twenty languages, and their popularity have made him among America's most read and trusted pediatricians. For further information, please visit "From the Hardcover edition."

General Fields

  • : 9780553381467
  • : Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • : Bantam USA
  • : March 2003
  • : 209mm X 142mm X 16mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Harvey Karp, M.D.
  • : Paperback
  • : 503
  • : 288