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The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep


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Harvey Karp, M.D., is a nationally celebrated pediatrician, child development specialist, and children's environmental health advocate. He is on the faculty of the 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 breakthrough 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. Translated into more than twenty languages and taught across America by thousands of Happiest Baby educators, the enormous popularity of Dr. Karp's work has made him one of the most read-and most trusted-pediatricians in history.


"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 University Roni Cohen Leiderman, PhD, Dean, Mailman Segal Center for Human Development, Nova Southeastern University Roni 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 well...life 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

Pediatrician Karp (The Happiest Baby on the Block) offers a phone book-length title on sleep. The book is organized by age and the author covers the expected material, along with such late-to-the-game myth-busters as "never wake a sleeping baby." While Karp is a popular and best-selling author, there isn't much new here in terms of research and approach, and his liberal recommendations are a bit dubious-always pick up a crying baby and repeat the cycle "over and over." In addition, some Q&As seem completely fabricated: "Does swaddling hurt a baby's hips?" There are so many books on the market about infant sleep that it's a wonder we still have something to discuss. VERDICT While the advice is sound, the book is embarrassingly long while the author belabors the obvious, and the pace is insufferable. Despite the critique, patrons may likely request. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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