The Happiest Baby

Author(s): Harvey Karp

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Dr Karp's five-point instruction should help all parents help their fussy and even colicky newborn babies immediately to stop crying, relax, and achieve serenity - for all.

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Dr Karp is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine and is a private pediatrician based in Los Angeles. He has been a practising pediatrician and child development specialist for 25 years. From inner city teen mums, to superstars like Michele Pfeiffer and Madonna, he has helped thousands of parents care for their children.

Introduction - how I rediscovered the ancient secrets for calming crying babies. Part 1 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. Part 2 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" - shhh - your baby's favourite soothing sound; the 4th "S" - swinging - moving in rhythm with your baby's needs; the 5th "S" - sucking - the icing on the cake; the cuddle cure - combining the 5 "S"'s in 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!. Part 3 Conclusion: the rainbow at the end of the tunnel; appendices.

General Fields

  • : 9780718145347
  • : pengui
  • : pengui
  • : 0.446
  • : July 2002
  • : 234mm X 153mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Harvey Karp
  • : Paperback
  • : 649.122
  • : 288
  • : line drawings, index