Nanny to Mommy: "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep" by Harvey Karp, M.D. {Review}



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Monday, April 15, 2013

"The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep" by Harvey Karp, M.D. {Review}

Happiest Baby Guide To Great Sleep


I was so excited to receive this book from Harper Collins through One2One Network, so I could read it and share my thoughts with all of you. I know I have said this before, but I am a former nanny. And being such I thought I knew everything about how to raise a child. Of course there is a huge difference between watching a child 24/7 and getting nights and weekends off.

"The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep" explores how to make your child happy not just at night but all day long as well. I knew a few things he mentions, but there are some things that didn't even occur to me until I saw it written down, then it totally made sense.

SweetPea has been very good with sleep for the most part. She has her days. I love that this book includes how to transition them to a toddler bed, which is the next step for SweetPea.

I recommend this book for parents with babies, toddlers, and even older children! If your child has ever had a meltdown, I suggest buying this book. The advice he gives, may seem like common knowledge but he goes into the anatomy of how your child's brain works. And that alone is worth the read.

Infant Toddler Sleep Routine


Dr. Karp provides easy "no-cry" tips that end infant and toddler bedtime struggles in just days and boost your little one's sleep fast. SweetPea never seemed to like swaddling but maybe I just didn't know how! Dr. Karp teaches how to enjoy the benefits - and avoid the risks - of swaddling. Can you believe many states are banning this ancient parenting tool? Karp says, Smart moms should do it. And he will teach them how to do it properly and safely.

My niece has to sleep with a TV on, but she seems so tired and never wants to concentrate on school work. Dr. Karp teaches the importance of powering down. He states, Staring at bright screens at night (TVs, computers, phones) can wreak a toddler and a parent’s sleep.

Do you use white noise machines with your little one? My former boss did, but I never found them appealing (to me). Dr. Karp shares what’s the best white noise (and which ones worsen sleep). He says, The right white noise (low pitched and rumbling) is the key to good sleep—even through teething—for all babies. Plus, it even gives parents more restful sleep.

With "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep", no longer will new parents have to suffer months of sleep deprivation and no longer will babies have to cry themselves to sleep. We are a no cry household, so this was a huge point for us. Backed by compelling science, common sense and decades of experience, Dr. Karp’s landmark guide will revolutionize how millions of children drift off to dreamland.



“I am participating in a book review campaign with One2One Network. I received this book from Harper Collins for the purposes of reviewing it. I have not received compensation. My participation in the campaign enters me into a drawing for a gift card. All opinions stated are my own.”

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7 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. I had read the Happiest Baby on the Block, when I first had Emma and he did have some wonderful tips in there. So, I have no doubt he has more to offer in this book. Definitely worth a read and looking into!! :)

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  2. I didn't know about this book! This looks fantastic... As someone who is somewhat obsessed with infant/toddler sleep, this will definitely go on my reading list!

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  3. Looks like a fab book. Im thankfully graced with a good sleeping baby but still think this would be interesting and im interested in the transition to a toddler bed x

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  4. I really loved this book. It helped out so much. Definitely a must have for any new mama.

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  5. I didn't know there was white noise that made things worse. This book is interesting.

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  6. Oh, I totally feel for parents who are pulling their hair out trying to figure out how to get their baby to sleep. My daughter was the "troubled" sleeper and my son was a complete pro. Nice to see resources that are working for parents. Thanks for sharing this book in the Kid Lit Blog Hop - it's nice to see this kind of book included. :)

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  7. Sounds like a good read!

    Thanks for linking up with the Tuesday Baby Link-Up! :)

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