Book Review – Tips for “colicky babies”

A friend recently recommended The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp MD. Harvey has a 5 step technique for soothing infants especially in the 4th Trimester. He believes babies come out early and the first 3 months of life, they need the calming reflex stimulated. I watched the DVD which I rented from the local library. It was a quick video with tips that can be used by new parents immediately. The visual helped drive the points home.

His steps are:

  1. Swaddle
  2. Side lying
  3. Shhh
  4. Swaying
  5. Sucking
I highly recommend pregnant parents and new parents to check out this book and DVD. If you’ve tried these techniques and your baby is still fussy, please contact your health care provider or book an appointment with myself for a well-baby check and we will look at their digestion and overall health.  http://www.happiestbaby.com/