Dr. Harvey Karp kept my husband and I sane when we had my son. As new parents we didn’t know step one about how to handle a baby. Sure, we’d been to the local parenting classes at our hospital. We learned that “babies are slippery when wet.” We learned how to hold a baby. How to change a diaper. (Yes, they offer classes for these things.)
When it came to how to get your child to calm down for bed or to be comfortable for a good nights rest we were at a loss. That is, until we read Dr. Karp’s “The Happiest Baby on the Block,” book. What a change it offered us. I recommend watching the video as well. The book is great and has step by step instructions on how to sush your baby and, my favorite, the best way to swaddle a baby, but the video shows you these things with actual people.
The baby swaddling technique that Dr. Karp teaches is life changing. It’s the ONLY way to swaddle a baby, in my opinion.
Dr. Karp is probably this generation’s Dr. Spock. He’s a life changer and has helped many parents. I’ll be rewatching that video in the coming months to prepare for baby number 2.
If you are in the Orlando area this week, Dr. Karp is going to be giving a lecture at the Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando. Here’s the scoop:
Thursday, November 13, 2008
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
RSVP: 407-303-1700 to see if there are seats left.