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

by Harvey Karp


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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062113320
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Pages: 367
Sales rank: 159,517
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Science of Sleep: Understanding the Beautiful, Deep Ocean of Slumber 6

Part 1 Sweet Sleep for Little Babies: Birth to Three Months 29

Chapter 2 The Early Days: Setting the Stage for Safe and Happy Sleep 31

Chapter 3 Helping Your Baby Fall Asleep: Birth to Three Months 59

Chapter 4 Stretching Your Baby's Sleep-and Yours: Birth to Three Months 99

Chapter 5 Q&A: Common Questions About Baby Sleep: Birth to Three Months 118

Part 2 Sidestepping Infant Sleep Problems: Three to Twelve Months 123

Chapter 6 "Hello, World!" Your Infant Wakes Up to Life: Three to Twelve Months 125

Chapter 7 Helping Your Infant Get to Sleep: Three to Twelve Months 141

Chapter 8 Helping Your Infant Stay Asleep: Three to Twelve Months 163

Chapter 9 Q&A: Common Questions About Infants' Sleep: Three to Twelve Months 196

Part 3 Sleep Solutions in the Toddler and Preschool Years: One to Five Years 201

Chapter 10 "Ready Set&hellpi; Go!" Welcome to the Hectic Life of Little Kids: One to Five Years 203

Chapter 11 Helping Your Little Whirlwind Wind Down for Sleep: One to Five Years 233

Chapter 12 Helping Your Tyke Sleep All Night: One to Five Years 263

Chapter 13 Q&A: The Whys About Tot and Preschooler Sleep: One to Five Years 295

Part 4 Tips to Create Happy Naps and to Handle Special Situations 301

Chapter 14 Nipping Nap Problems in the Bud 303

Chapter 15 Red Alerts and Special Situations 317

Appendix 339

Sample Sleep Schedules 340

Glossary 342

References 347

Resources 354

Index 355

What People are Saying About This

Lucy Puryear

“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.”

Harley Rotbart

“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!”

Harold Koplewicz

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.

Laurie David

“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.”

Francine Kaufman

“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.”

Roni Cohen Leiderman

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!

Matt Goldman

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!

Arianna Huffington

“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.”

Jennifer Shu

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!

Kyle Pruett

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!

Ian Paul

“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!

Diane Debrovner

“When your little child sleeps just seems happier. Dr. Karp’s unique and gentle ideas may be exactly what you’ve been dreaming of!”

Gary Freed

“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.”

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