Tag: Harvey Karp

Surefire New Strategy To Calm a Fussy Baby?

Surefire New Strategy To Calm a Fussy Baby?

[ 0 ] 2:39 pm |

One more trick to try when your baby’s crying…who doesn’t need that?! I came across this video clip today from pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics. It shows the good doctor picking up a crying baby (facing downwards), and gently folding the baby’s arms under his chest. He then holds the baby’s bottom […]

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Solving the Mystery of The High Needs Puzzle

Solving the Mystery of The High Needs Puzzle

[ 0 ] 2:25 pm |

I’ve heard several people refer to “the high needs puzzle”, and it’s a term I’m growing to use and love more and more. Too often, we’re told that there is one, singular reason why our baby or toddler is fussy or high need. Some of the suggested reasons are that: You’re spoiling your baby You […]

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Ask the Experts: Harvey Karp

Ask the Experts: Harvey Karp

[ 0 ] 12:51 pm |

Dr. Harvey Karp is a pediatrician and author of the best-selling books, CD’s and DVD’s in the Happiest Baby on the Block and the Happiest Toddler on the Block series.  Dr. Karp’s techniques offer parents a very practical and effective way of not only calming their baby, but also of helping them sleep longer. These […]

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Baby White Noise Solutions

Baby White Noise Solutions

[ 11 ] 12:52 pm |

If you’ve had a fussy or high need baby for more than say, 1 day, you’ve probably already heard about white noise and how it can help fussy babies with sleep. In case you DID just give birth yesterday, let me give you the Coles Notes version: When your baby was in the womb, he […]

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The Happiest Baby on the Block Review

The Happiest Baby on the Block Review

[ 5 ] 10:05 am |

I vividly remember discovering The Happiest Baby on the Block when Sammy was a newborn. Up to that point, we didn’t have any particular soothing routine that worked consistently with him (or really, that worked at all). When he was awake, he was crying. When we tried to put him down for a nap, he […]

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Temper Tantrums

Temper Tantrums

[ 0 ] 4:22 pm |

Although this site focuses largely on infants 0-12 months old, I wanted to touch briefly on tantrums in toddlers and older children. If a ‘fussy baby’ grows into a spirited or just plain persistent toddler, it is likely that sooner or later (usually sooner) you will be dealing with temper tantrums. There are a variety […]

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The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block

[ 4 ] 3:46 pm |

Dr. Harvey Karp’s techniques are based on the theory that babies are essentially born 3 months too soon (the ‘Fourth Trimester’). When they were in utero they were used to being ‘held’ 24 hours a day. They were constantly being moved around, jiggled and bounced, swaying from side-to side, with the loud and comforting sounds […]

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The Gastrocolic Reflex

The Gastrocolic Reflex

[ 1 ] 1:25 pm |

*Note: The section below refers to the Gastrocolic Reflex, not reflux The gastrocolic reflex is the reflex that is triggered when we eat, which stimulates the colon to start emptying itself to make room for more food. Or, in even simpler terms: When we eat, the gastrocolic reflex tells our colon it’s time to poop! […]

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