The "Happiest Baby" method
Harvey Karp says the best way to calm your newborn and get him to sleep is by re-creating the noises, movement, and snug environment of the womb. And the "five S's" baby sleep strategy outlined in Karp's bestselling book, The Happiest Baby on the Block, is designed to do just that.
Karp, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, describes the first few months after birth as the "fourth trimester." Babies are out of the womb, he says – but they're really not ready for our world.
Human babies need special care because they're immature at birth compared with the babies of most other mammals. To offer just one example: A newborn horse can walk, while humans take months to get mobile.
You don't have time to read the book? Do you want to practice the techniques?
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