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April 6, 2013

Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep Review

I received The Happiest Baby on The Block as a gift when I was pregnant with DD. I have to say that it was one of the most useful item I received for my baby shower. We used the techniques in the book with both DD and the G man. My family benefited greatly from the book. Thanks to the book, my entire family slept very well. 

When I was given the chance to review Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, I knew I had to check it out. Although my children don't have any problems sleeping through the night, this book has simple solutions for kids from Birth to 5 years old  and I know that many of my friends with young children could really use the tips.

I like that the book is divided into different age group. Starting from birth to 5 years, the book offers clear explanation on what is considered normal sleep for each age group. The has great suggestions and tips on how to stage the room as well the things you could do to get your child ready to go to bed.

Dr. Karp offers insights like:

How to train brand new babies to sleep better: Infants can be taught to sleep at least one extra hour from the first weeks of life!

What’s the best white noise (and which ones worsen sleep): 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 a more restful sleep.

Why parents should always wake a sleeping baby: For good sleep, babies must learn how to self-soothe. The best way to teach babies how to fall back to sleep—when they rouse in the middle of the night—is to wake them just as they’re being put into bed.

How to enjoy the benefits - and avoid the risks - of swaddling: Swaddling dramatically improves a new baby’s sleep. Yet, many states are shockingly banning this ancient parenting tool. Smart moms should do it and Dr. Karp will teach them how to do it properly and safely.

The importance of powering down: Staring at bright screens at night (TVs, computers, phones) can wreak a toddler and a parent’s sleep.

If you are exhausted and feel sleep deprived, then I would recommend picking up a copy of the Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep.

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.  


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