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The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years

The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years [Kindle Edition]

Harvey Karp
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“Exhaustion is no longer the fate of all new parents. Now babies and toddlers—and their parents —can sleep better and longer thanks to Dr. Karp’s practical advice and wisdom.” (Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post)

“This book is a breakthrough! Poor sleep doesn’t just cause exhaustion; it even triggers obesity - of children and parents! With ingenuity and insight Dr. Karp reveals simple steps to boost sleep...and promote the health of the entire family.” (Francine Kaufman, MD, past-president American Diabetes Association, author of Diabesity)

“What a great job! Dr. Karp weaves together modern science and ancient wisdom to dispel common sleep myths. His simple, clear advice will help your little one sleep through the night.” (Gary Freed, DO, FAAP, FACOP, Director, Pediatric Sleep Center, Emory University School of Medicine)

“If you’re starting to feel ‘sleep’ only exists in a dictionary, then this book was written for you! America’s #1 pediatrician can help turn your nightly stress into glorious rest.” (Laurie David, Mom, Producer - An Inconvenient Truth, Author - The Family Dinner)

“I learned more about kids’ sleep from this book than in my entire thirty years of practice. Dr. Karp’s great advice will make you the happiest parents on the block!” (Harley Rotbart, MD, Professor, Vice Chair of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado, author of No Regrets Parenting)

“Dr. Karp’s white noise advice is incredibly helpful for boosting sleep. I recommend it to my patients...and even use it with my own children! (Ian Paul, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health, Penn State College of Medicine)

“Dr. Karp is a parenting hero! His Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep would have helped tremendously when I was an exhausted new mom. It’s a must have resource for all families.” (Jane Honikman, MS, Founder Postpartum Support International)

“Sleep deprivation often pushes moms into postpartum depression. Dr. Karp’s fabulous new book is at the top of my list to help all new parents get the sleep they need to stay healthy and enjoy this precious time of life.” (Lucy Puryear, MD, Medical Director, The Women's Place: Center for Reproductive Psychiatry, Texas Children's Hospital, President, Postpartum Support International)

Amazing! Dr. Karp has done it again! With wit and wisdom he reveals the simple steps to get precious extra hours of rest. This remarkable book will have your babies and toddlers sleeping in no time! (Roni Cohen Leiderman, PhD, Dean, Mailman Segal Center for Human Development, Nova Southeastern UniversityRoni Cohen Leiderman, PhD, Dean, Mailman Segal Center for Human Development, Nova Southeastern UniversityRoni Cohen Leiderman, PhD, Dean, Mail)

“Mixing good science—with a welcome dose of humor—this once-in-a-generation sleep book will strengthen your skills and lower your stress.” (Jetta Bernier, Executive Director, Massachusetts Citizens for Children)

Once again, Dr. Karp saves parent sanity (and rescues relationships). With his trademark smart, fast-acting advice, he’ll help your child - and you - sleep better and longer! (Kyle Pruett, MD, Professor, Yale School of Medicine, co-author, Partnership Parenting)

“When your little child sleeps just seems happier. Dr. Karp’s unique and gentle ideas may be exactly what you’ve been dreaming of!” (Diane Debrovner, deputy editor, Parents magazine)

What a gift! Dr. Karp (once again) makes things so easy. You’ll reconnect with the miracle of sleep faster than you can imagine...and you’ll be the dad - and husband - you really want to be. It works! (Matt Goldman, Co-Founder- Blue Man Group and Blue School)

Finally, everything you need to know about sleep is all in one book! The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep shows how to get a good night’s sleep...without all the tears. It’s a must-read for sleep-deprived parents! (Jennifer Shu, MD, pediatrician, co-author of Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality)

Dr. Karp rescues weary parents with great ideas that flip conventional wisdom right on its head! His fresh insights will help turn your bedtime screamer...into a champion sleeper. (Harold Koplewicz, MD, Founder and President, Child Mind Institute)

Exhausted parents will warmly welcome Karp’s encouraging tone and innovative, think-outside-the-crib solutions. (Publishers Weekly)

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America’s favorite pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp, now focuses his unparalleled knowledge, experience, and insight on solving the #1 concern of parents everywhere: sleep. With The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, Dr. Karp—arguably the world’s foremost parenting expert and bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block—offers invaluable tips on how to help your newborn, infant, or toddler get the rest they need, while debunking some of the most widely held myths about babies and sleep. Dr. Karp’s advice has already be sought after by some of Hollywood’s brightest stars—including Michelle Pfeiffer, Pierce Brosnan, and Madonna—and now his The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep can help anyone guide even the most resistant small child gently toward wonderful, restful, healthful slumber, so that mom and dad can enjoy a good night’s sleep themselves!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars so simple and it works 18 Mar 2014
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Have been applying the tips on my one month old, and she has gone from a howler to a happy smiley baby almost overnight, the two top tips are swaddling and playing white noise in the night - always knew this but didn't take it up seriously enough before reading the book and learning the merits of the 5 S's.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! 15 Aug 2013
The irony is that I'm so excited about finally finding a method that is both realistic and effective, now I can't sleep myself! My 9 week old, however, is happily asleep in his swaddle and with the white noise of the sea piping from my iPod in his crib... Unlike many parenting books and online sources, this book is positive, encouraging, humorous and NOT CONDESCENDING. It doesn't treat new parents, who are already vulnerable and sensitive, like idiots who have foolishly created bad habits that it will be hell to break out of in the future - no blame games or fear tactics here. Instead, Harvey understands how natural, intuitive and enjoyable it is to rock, cuddle and feed your baby, and that doing these things wont bring on doomsday! It explains how sleep works, which is both interesting and important in understanding the sleep cycles and possible sleep problems of both babies and adults, reminds us how every baby is different and has their own unique personality, and FINALLY answers questions such as how to teach them to self soothe. Lots of books tell you to do this but don't explain how to realistically achieve it, for example how to gently wake your wee one for a few seconds after they fall asleep after a feed. Importantly, the book also has advice on weaning these sleep aids, again which many others don't, and is therefore reassuring. After reading so many confidence knocking and conflicting pieces of advice, finally I feel understood and trusted as a parent and encouraged to persevere, and that I finally have some answers to the enigma of babyhood!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book 26 Feb 2014
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Amazing book. Well worth the money to understand why your new baby won't stop crying and is fraught with the world. The incessant crying night after night. The 4th trimester is 'real' and if you've come out of the other side this book is wonderful at explaining why it happens. And that your baby doesn't hate you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Really helpful and measured compared to the usual "baby routine" books - I can take or leave some of the more dogmatic stuff but these tips have definitely helped me to have a more calm and easily settled bub.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sleep 5 Feb 2013
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This book gives great practical advice that is useful both at a personal family level and for professional child carers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read especially for 'fussy' babies! 18 Aug 2014
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Love this book! Great for 'fussy babies' or 'spirited' babies as the book describes! I was losing the plot having to fight my then one month old to sleep every night, after reading this book as fast as I could, that night my baby was asleep in about 15 minutes rather than 2 - 3 hours!! Recommend the 5 S's , I thought this was rubbish when I read it but tried it and baby fell to sleep really easily, now my baby is 3 and a half months old and we have no problems with his sleep. I am now reading the 3 months onwards chapter and trying the methods provided and he will now go into his cot awake and will fall asleep alone! Very pleased with this book and it is also humorous to read , making you want to keep reading and not fall asleep! I recommend this to all my pregnant friends especially those that are new mums, as lets face it babies do not come with manuals!
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5.0 out of 5 stars would buy again 13 Jun 2014
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Excellent book, help to new parents. Helps you feel confident and better understand your new baby. It is full of useful ideas.
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