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Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, by Harvey Karp, M.D. (Book Review Pedcast)

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The Happiest Baby on the Block; Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer


Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep,

by Harvey Karp MD

Harper Collins Publishers

First Edition/ June 2013

Welcome to this special edition of DocSmo.com.  I am your host Dr. Paul Smolen, a general pediatrician with 32 years of practicing experience… so far.  For most of my pediatric career I was too busy trying to keep up with what was new in pediatric medicine to take the time to read the parenting books that my patients were consuming.  Well, I think that was a mistake as I look back on that decision.  After I founded this blog, I decided that knowing which parenting books were accurate, well written, and worth a read by parents might be very useful, so I started a book review section on my blog, dedicated to this purpose. One of the first books that my staff and I reviewed was written by a pediatrician named Dr. Karp that I am sure many of you are familiar with called The Happiest Baby on the Block.  We loved this book and gave it a rave review, so we were very excited to start my evaluation of another of Dr. Karp’s books in which he discusses the important pediatric topic of, sleep; something every pediatrician knows a fair amount about from our day to day experiences.  So, here we go with a review of Dr. Karp’s, Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep. Continue reading