“Dr. Karp’s book is fascinating. It presents the top science about babies in a style that is sensible and a pleasure to read. It will guide new parents for many years to come.” Julius Richmond, MD, Professor of Health Policy, Harvard Medical School, founding director of Head Start, Surgeon General of the United States 1977-1981
“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
“You want help? The Happiest Toddler is one of the smartest parenting books of the past decade. Over and over, parents will find themselves proclaiming, Thanks, Dr. Karp. Now I get it!” Kyle Pruett, MD, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, Past president, Zero-to-Three
“Dr. Karp’s excellent approach makes raising toddlers a whole lot easier.” Steven Shelov, MD, Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics, Brooklyn Children’s Hospital, Editor-in-chief, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Caring for Your Baby and Young Child
The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep by Dr. Harvey Karp
Dr. Harvey Karp is famous for his brilliant insights into centuries-old parenting problems and for discovering breakthrough solutions that are simple . . . practical . . . and fast working. In The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, he works his magic once again on the #1 complaint of new parents. The bone-deep fatigue that parents experience when their children sleep poorly is not just a nuisance—it is very serious. Sleep deprivation can provoke depression, illness, marital conflict, and even obesity.
A flood of sleep misinformation and contradictory messages have left parents more confused than ever: “Hold your baby—but don’t spoil her!” “Swaddle your baby—but don’t let him get dependent on it!” Based on Dr. Karp’s thirty years as a pediatrician and child developmentalist, The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep reveals groundbreaking new ideas to prevent or cure most sleep problems in children under five years old, including:
- How to adjust a baby’s schedule to reduce day sleep and boost night sleep within the very first weeks of life.
- How to use sleep cues like swaddling and a special type of womb sound to help any infant sleep an extra one to two hours at night within just days.
- How to defuse bedtime struggles and help your toddler fall asleep faster using a novel sleep training approach called twinkle interruptus.
- Plus, The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep reveals many more foolproof tips used by Dr. Karp with thousands of families to quickly turn nighttime shrieks into nightlong slumber.