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The Happiest Baby on the Block; Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition

The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
Narrated by: Tim Fannon
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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Summary

Never again will you have to stand by helplessly while your little baby cries and cries. There is a way to calm most crying babies...usually in minutes!

Thousands of parents, from regular moms and dads to Hollywood superstars, have come to baby expert Dr. Harvey Karp to learn his remarkable techniques for soothing babies and increasing sleep. Now his landmark book - fully revised and updated with the latest insights into infant sleep, bedsharing, breastfeeding, swaddling, and SIDS risk - can teach you too!

Dr. Karp’s highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts:

  1. The Fourth Trimester: Why babies still yearn for a womblike atmosphere...even after birth
  2. The Calming Reflex: An “off switch” all babies are born with
  3. The 5 S’s: Five easy steps to turn on your baby’s amazing calming reflex
  4. The Cuddle Cure: How to combine the 5 S’s to calm even colicky babies

With Dr. Karp’s sensible advice, parents and grandparents, nurses and nannies, will be able to transform even the fussiest infant into the happiest baby on the block!

©2015 Happiest Baby Inc. (P)2019 Novel Audio Inc.

Critic reviews

“Dr. Karp’s book is fascinating and will guide new parents for years to come.” (Julius Richmond, M.D., Harvard Medical School, former Surgeon General of the United States)

“The Happiest Baby on the Block is fun and convincing. I highly recommend it.” (Elisabeth Bing, co-founder of Lamaze International)

“Will fascinate anyone who wants to know how babies experience the world, and wants to answer their cries lovingly and effectively.” (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

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  • Marta Kaczorowski
  • 23-07-19

Really effective in child calming!

Loved it! We applied techniques from that book as we listened to it daily. Our baby responded so well to 5s's. We kept our sanity thanks to it. Our friends keep saying we make parenting looks so easy.

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  • Bobinho
  • 28-08-19

just google the 5 S

What a disorganized and repetitive mess. 5 hours of the same 5s stuff over and over.

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  • Ashley
  • 22-12-19

Basic Information and VERY Repetitive

If you’ve never seen or been around a baby in your entire life, then this book may be helpful. As a FTM, I did not find it particularly helpful and think that all the information offered could have easily been condensed into a 2-3 page PDF. There were a few good nuggets, but the author offers his 5Ss - Swaddling, Shushing, Side/Stomach position, Swinging, and Sucking over and over again, sometimes using the exact same paragraphs used earlier in the book. He “debunks” myths with very selective and limited research. It’s okay as a quick and casual listen, but I honestly wouldn’t recommend. Extremely repetitive.

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  • Marie
  • 02-11-19

life savior

This book saved my sanity my baby would stay up from 11:30pm to 5am this book when u follow the steps and listen to why the baby crys and how to handle it workerd perfectly my baby slept all through the night im so happy with this book thank you Dr. harvey

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  • L.L.
  • 07-01-20

repeat of same information

same information at least 4 times or more. same words and tone. probably audio was edited only to last longer. it could have been done within 1 hour of audio time or so, then it would be a 0.99 cent book so the publisher must have said, you must make the book longer and it was edited with same story over and over again. helpful information I will try on our new born baby but it was done horribly.

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  • AY
  • 14-12-19

Absolute Must Read !!!

this book will help you truly understand, feel with and care for your baby! After reading/ listening to this, there is very little to none frustration, depression, feeling of helplessness or even depression left. I feel like I am 100% capable of taking care of my now 3.5 month old, even during the struggly times and literally everyone tells me "shes such a happy baby", when I know for a fact, without this book and more education on the leaps they go through, knowing when to expect them, shed be a "colicky" baby. Her and I are inseparable and I feel so very confident in my ability to care for her and satisfy her needs and find a way to calm her, if not always instantly, but eventually for sure.

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  • Stacey L Hall
  • 09-09-19

constantly repeating.

I have a hard time believing chapters would repeat line this in the actual book.