In perhaps the most important parenting work of the decade, Dr. Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries --an automatic "off-switch" for their baby’s crying.
No wonder pediatricians are praising him and thousands of Los Angeles parents, from working moms to superstars like Madonna and Michelle Pfeiffer, have turned to him to learn the secrets for making babies happy.
"I share with parents techniques known only to the most gifted baby soothers throughout history."
In an innovative and thought-provoking reevaluation of early infancy, Dr. Karp blends modern science and ancient wisdom to prove that newborns are not fully ready for the world when they are born. His approach is based on three basic principles:
·The Missing Fourth Trimester: as odd as it may sound, babies cry is because they are born three months too soon.
·The Calming Reflex: the automatic reset switch to stop crying of any baby in the first few months of life.
·The 5 "S’s": five simple steps that trigger the calming reflex and guide cranky infants to calm and easy babies to serenity…and help them sleep longer, too.
Dr. Karp also explains:
How to calm a baby--in mere minutes.
Why new babies can’t be spoiled.
How to get a baby to sleep 1-2 hours longer?
Dr. Karp places in the hands of parents, grandparents, and all childcare givers the necessary tools to be able to calm their babies almost as easily as…turning off a light.