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The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer

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The Happiest Baby reveals a stunning new discovery...the calming reflex. It's almost an "off switch" for crying that all babies are born with. Within just days you'll boost your baby's sleep 1-3 hours every night. Dr. Karp and his amazing 5 S's have helped over a million parents from working moms to superstars...like Madonna! Bonus features: Dr. Karp answers 25 common parenting questions. Bonus sneak peek of The Happiest Toddler on the Block DVD (8 mo.-5 yr.) English or Spanish language

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"Fascinating!" Julius Richmond, M.D., former U.S. Surgeon General "Our baby boy responded to the '5 S's' immediately!" Keely and Pierce Brosnan, Journalist/Environmentalist and Actor "...the best way I know how to help crying babies!" Steven P. Shelov, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, American Academy of Pediatrics' Caring for Your Baby and Young Child "Every mother needs tools that really work...and Harvey's really do." Michelle Pfeiffer, Actress/Producer --The Happiest Baby, Inc.

"Roll over Dr. Spock!" The New York Times "Dr. Karp has written the best book that I've read on the challenging topic of crying babies." Morris Green, MD, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University "The Happiest Baby is a witty and masterful book bursting with wisdom from start to finish." James McKenna, PhD, Chairman, Dept of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame "Harvey Karp would make my Big Mama proud! He is leading us back to ages old basics." Alfre Woodard, actress "Dr. Karp's Cuddle Cure is quite simply the best way I know to calm crying babies." Stanley Inkelis, MD, Director Pediatric Emergency Room, Harbor-UCLA Hospital "Dr. Karp's 5 S's are the real deal. They make me look like a magician when I teach them to parents, and give parents confidence that they can calm their babies." Ann Grauer, president of DONA (Doulas of North America) "Calmer babies equal calmer parents! Dr. Karp s insights are a key to reducing the anger and frustration that can lead to shaking." J.Hmurovich, President/CEO, Prevent Child Abuse America --The Happiest Baby, Inc.

"The Happiest Baby on the Block is fun, fascinating and convincing. I highly recommend it to all new parents." --Elisabeth Bing, author and co-founder of Lamaze International

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  • Actors: Dr. Harvey Karp
  • Directors: Nina Montee
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: The Happiest Baby, Inc.
  • DVD Release Date: June 12, 2006
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,267 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006J021C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #462 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nick Blake on December 14, 2013
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That's 10 bucks not well-spent. We watched and rewatched and tried this in earnest, but the technique did nothing for our daughter. This may work for some, but the clever editing in this video makes you believe every baby this guy touches magically calms down and goes to sleep. Bull.
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300 of 393 people found the following review helpful By Kim on August 21, 2002
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After 5 straight weeks of sleepless nights, my husband and I were walking zombies. Our infant would wake every hour to 2 hours throughout the night and just scream. During the day she would also scream uncontrollably - even though the doctor found nothing wrong with her physically. I had convinced myself that she just wasn't a happy baby like our 6 year old was and life with Isabel would be tough!
Then I searched Amazon one night under "Colic" and found this book and video. Even though we have absolutely no time to read, we did watch the video (while she wailed). My husband tried the swaddling and shhing techniques that night and she quieted down after about 10 minutes. Now 1 week later she calms after 5 min or so AND she is sleeping 4 hours at a time. We feel great and she finally looks peaceful - and not agitated.
Both the book and video are geared toward the first 3 months of life.... and the notion that most babies 1st 3 months of life are really the 4th trimester in their developement. Our first child slept soundly from day one..... but we were blown away with this second one. Thank you Dr. Karp! We finally feel like humans again and the stress level in our home has dropped tremendously.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Stanislav Akhatov on February 14, 2014
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Too much redundancy in this video, much like the book I hear. What can be done in 5 minutes was stretched into 1 hour.
The first 30 minutes are showing how to calm a NEW (under 3 months - "4th trimester") baby. The remaining is parents Q&A.
There are no answers in this video that you cannot find for free online. We were hoping to get something new out of it for our still fussy 4-months-old, but alas...
Also the year for the video says "2012". Are you sure about this? Some of the snippets look kind of old. Plus the paediatrician is talking about TAPING the calming sounds even though we have been in a digital age for a while now.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Helen Gutierrez on February 1, 2014
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Don't spend your money on this movie, all the same ideas can be found for free online. The movie focuses on 0-3 month babies.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Wasserman on June 6, 2015
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Summed up in sentences: swaddle your baby, hold him on his side, rock him, shush him with white noise, and let him suck a pacifier...

Now for 68 minutes of repetition, buy this movie! Save your money!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Navin on September 11, 2014
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I feel like this movie was somewhat useful but completely overrated. Have not recommended anyone this far to buy it.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kaitlin Hall on September 18, 2014
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Not worth the money!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Carly Feingold on February 11, 2014
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Seems dated and not as instructional as I would have liked. I wanted to know how to get a newborn to sleep if they are calm. It didn't explore that.
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Is this good for older babies?
I think it could be a bit late. All the advice could help but you need to put the techniques into practice.Tnhere are things that if your baby have not been used to he/she might not like them at 6 moths. For example if you have never swaddle your baby he might not like it now. From my experience... Read More
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