In his new book "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years," Dr. Harvey Karp, America's most trusted pediatrician, empowers readers with new insights and simple tips to get children to fall asleep quickly, stop bad sleeping habits before they start, and stop bedtime battles.
Every night, millions of exhausted parents are awakened multiple times. They bounce their infants, pace the room, pull out their hair, and drive half-asleep to work the next day. Sleep deprivation can last for months—even years—wreaking havoc on this most precious time of life, pushing even the best parents to the breaking point.
Now Dr. Harvey Karp, author of the best-selling DVDs and books "The Happiest Baby on the Block" and "The Happiest Toddler on the Block," has written a new parenting book, "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years." The book presents innovative new ideas about child sleep and reveals surprisingly easy tips to stop bad habits before they occur, end bedtime battles, and boost sleep one to three hours per night for children and their weary parents.
According to a recent sleep survey conducted by babycenter.com, 3 in 5 moms report sleep is the No. 1 challenge in their family, ahead of time and money. More than 50 percent of these moms admitted to sleeping less than six hours per night (studies show this drops reaction time to the level of someone who is drunk). The stress of exhaustion triggers enormous suffering and financial costs, including marital conflict, postpartum depression (10-30 percent of moms and many dads), SIDS or suffocation, car accidents, even maternal obesity.
Dr. Karp empowers readers with new insights and simple tips to quickly get children to sleep, including:
- Why there's no such thing as spoiling a baby
- How to quickly add an hour—or more—to an infant's sleep
- Why waking a sleeping baby actually boosts an infant's sleep
- Why white noise works for all babies all year
- A new, no tears way to sleep train a toddler called, twinkle interruptus
- Why a toddler's bedtime really starts right after breakfast
- Which bedtime routines work great and which ones lead to big problems
Dr. Harvey Karp is America's most trusted pediatrician and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the USC School of Medicine. His works are translated into 24 languages. Dr. Karp is the official sleep expert for babycenter.com and an advisor to Parent's Magazine, American Baby, Ser Padres, Barnes and Noble Expert Circle. Dr. Karp is also one of America's leading experts on children's health and the environment and an authority on breastfeeding.
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