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The Happiest Baby on the Block

Submitted by on Wednesday, 30 July 20083 Comments

Okay, my newborn daughter is over one week old now, and I haven’t really mentioned her on this blogg/blog yet, because so much has been happening with my son and my main duty right now is to keep him busy while mama nurses the baby and looks after her.
This in itself poses a bit of a dilemma that I think many parents of two or more face when the new baby is born… how to divide your time between the two, so that you can bond with both in the way that you would like to?
We have been doing our best with this. One approach we have taken is for my wife to put our son to bed after feeding our daughter, and I spend that time with our daughter. This allows a nice one-on-one bonding time for each of us with the kids.
But that was not what I wanted to write about in this post. In this post I wanted to mention a video that my wife and I watched before our daughter was born, called “The Happiest Baby on the Block” by Dr. Harvey Karp.
You may have heard of this video/method before, because he has been featured on Dr. Phil and many other programs and talk shows. I am mentioning it here in case you haven’t yet heard of it, because before our friends told us about it, we hadn’t heard of it either.
Dr. Karp outlines methods for calming your crying newborn baby, and these methods really work miraculously. We have used them on our newborn daughter and I can truly say the methods really do work! We are very happy, and so is our baby. She may be crying one second… and then we work our magic, and she is calm the next… literally. I wish we knew these techniques with our first child.
You can find more information at http://www.thehappiestbaby.com/ … we actually borrowed the video from our local library, so it is worthwhile checking your local library for a copy. It doesn’t cost you anything, and it really works wonders! Definitely recommended viewing for any parent with a newborn… you will be amazed!
Join the jam!  What techniques do you use to soothe or calm your fussy baby?  Do they work?  Have you tried the Happiest Baby on the Block, and has it worked for you?

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