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Baby Bliss: Your One-stop Guide for the First Three Months and Beyond [Paperback]

Harvey Karp
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24 Jun 2004
Dr Karp's ability to trigger a baby's calming reflex is astonishing. His five-point instruction, in the 5 stages, will help all parents help their fussy and even colicky newborn babies immediately to stop crying, relax and achieve serenity.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (24 Jun 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141007915
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141007915
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.2 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Karp is an assistant professor of paediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine, with a private practice in Santa Monica. He is also a nationally renowned expert on children's health and the environment and an authority on breastfeeding. He lives with his wife and daughter in California.

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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative Book 13 Nov 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is an Informative Book of Bringing up a baby in the first few months. BUT DON'T TAKE AMAZONS OFFER ON THE RECOMMENDATION BOOK
THE HAPPIEST BABY ON THE BLOCK. THESE ARE EXACTLY THE SAME BOOK!!!!!!!!!
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have book! 20 Dec 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
After seeing Dr Karp on Richard and Judy and being so impressed with his way of settling young babies I had to get the book.
It was the best money I've spent so far!!!
The book is very readable and informative. Everything you,ve ever been told about babies suddenly makes sense, it gets rid of the colicky baby and makes you think that being first time parents may not be quite so daunting after all.
This book should be given to all new parents at their antenatal classes! it is a MUST!!!!!!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baby Bliss 18 Oct 2005
Format:Paperback
Highly recommended book, for any new or 10th time parents. My friend saw the program on R and J, and told me about it. My 3rd baby was 5 weeks old when I got the book and opened the chapter about swaddling. I have never looked back. He has slept through every NIGHT since then, now he is 9 months old. Sleep is so important to us parents. If I met the author I will give him the best bottle of wine and a big hug. My first son did not sleep through before he was 7 years old, and 2nd son he was 2.
There are a lot of other good ideas and recommendations in the book too. This is a great present for anyone that has or is going to have a baby. As I said, does not matter if it is first time parent of 10th time parent, lots of fantastic information in this book
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An essential read before your baby is born! 4 Mar 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I bought this book a few weeks after the birth of my baby and was serching for a way to handle odd periods of nightly colic. This book is an essential read and I wish I had found it earlier! It offers some easy to follow practical steps that really do work to calm an uncomfortable baby. My baby is not a 'cry baby' but did have some periods of fussiness, especially at night, but by applying a selection of the steps suggested in this book I can get him to sleep in a few minutes, rather than sitting for up to an hour or two trying to comfort him. This book should perhaps be given five stars because of the effectiveness of the contents but I knocked a star off because of the rather longwinded style of the book. It is clearly laid out and does give detailed reasons and theory to back-up the practical suggestions which is of course good and is interesting if you have the time - but being in need of a cure in a hurry I found myself skipping many pages to get the really useful contents. I managed to skim read the book in a day and since then have had no further trouble with nightly fussiness.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A life saver! 15 Feb 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is something everybody who has a baby must own. Amazing!! Tried everthing in the book and they all worked. Think I would have lost the plot without it. Brillaint ways to calm your baby and help her sleep for longer. Amazing!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely essential reading! 14 April 2009
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I borrowed this book from a friend before I had my first baby. It was so invaluable that I had to buy a copy the second time round. It is brilliant. The bits about the fourth trimester make absolute sense and really allowed me to see the first three months from my baby's perspective. I don't know how I would have managed without it. I would have probably muddled through, but I felt much more confident having read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love this book 8 April 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Recommend this book as a guide to soothing your baby
in a natural method
found it made sense and have since passed
it to friends and family
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book with good tips 22 July 2013
By Pippa
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book is interesting with good tips on soothing your newborn for the first 3 months. No idea if they work as our baby hasn't arrived yet but will try them out when he does!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as helpful..!
As a first time mum, I didn't know what to expect with being pregnant..! I bought this book but I found that it concentrated more on after the baby was born..! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Rebecca22
2.0 out of 5 stars Did not find it useful
Well maybe I should have read the synopsis better to realize this is a book for babies who have colic. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Marjorie
5.0 out of 5 stars Bliss!
Not only I'm enjoying reading this book, it's fun and easy to read, but I also really like the concept of how to calm the baby in the first three months. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Vitamaria Moltedo
5.0 out of 5 stars Baby Bliss
I first bought this book seven years ago when my first was born. It was such a life-saver that I bought it again recently for a friend who had just had a baby. Read more
Published on 6 May 2012 by lizzy
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended.
I read this book just before my daughter was born, so knew the principles and was ready to try them out. Read more
Published on 5 Mar 2012 by Em B
3.0 out of 5 stars Good tips but laborious and repetive!
I was recommended this book by a friend who (along with her friends) swore by the advice it gives. And yes, there are some useful tips. Read more
Published on 30 Oct 2011 by J. Latham
3.0 out of 5 stars What happens after three months?
When I was in the midst of trying to calm a newborn baby this book seemed great - mainly because it backed up what I was already doing and gave some useful context/theory (i.e. Read more
Published on 15 Jun 2011 by grace11
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Karp is a miracle worker
We bought the book and the dvd "Happiest Baby on the Block" and as soon as we put his techniques into practice our baby's temprament changed, he started sleeping longer at night... Read more
Published on 10 Jun 2010 by Mr. Mark Needham
5.0 out of 5 stars am ust have to survive the first three months
My baby had terrible colic and would scream for hours, my mother-in-law bought me this book and i thought i'd give it a go. Read more
Published on 20 Jan 2010 by D.Bish
2.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmm!
Techniques work sometimes and don't others. I suspect this is a case of sometimes a baby is easily calmable and pretty much anything will work and because swaddling and shushing... Read more
Published on 14 Sep 2008 by NewDad
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