Index: The Happiest Baby On The Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block: http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2009/01/happiest-baby-on-block.html The Happiest Baby on the Block: Causes of Colic: http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2009/01/happiest-baby-on-block-causes-of-colic.html The Happiest Baby on the Block: 5 S’s : http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2009/01/happiest-baby-on-block-5-ss.html The Happiest Baby… View Post

The Happiest Baby on the Block: Conclusion

The Happiest Baby on the Block finishes up with a conclusion, medical reasons to call the doctor, and a new parent’s survival guide. Overall, this is not a book I… View Post

The Happiest Baby on the Block: Sleep

Chapter 16 in The Happiest Baby on the Block is all about sleep. Karp talks about sleep transitions. He says sleep transitions happen every 60 minutes (page 219). I have… View Post

The Happiest Baby on the Block: Other Colic Remedies

Chapter 14 is all about other colic remedies you can turn to other than the 5 S’s. The first of these is massage. Karp discusses a 1986 study done by… View Post

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The Cuddle Cure

Chapter 13 is about the Cuddle Cure, which is combining all of the 5 S’s and using them simultaneously. Karp says for a mildly fussy baby, one S might suffice… View Post

The Happiest Baby on the Block: Sucking

The 5th S talked about by Karp is Sucking. He calls it the icing on the cake. Karp lists reasons sucking makes baby happy (page 174): It satisfies hunger: I… View Post

The Happiest Baby on the Block: Swinging

The fourth S, as discussed in Chapter 11, is Swinging. “Swinging refers to all manner of rhythmic motions” (page 158). Karp says the swinging is another item that turns on… View Post