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Are you looking for a book every new parent should have? "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep" could be it!

I have two lovely daughters. Being pregnant with them was not lovely. With my first child I was sick after the first month. Morning, Noon, and Night I felt awful. It was 24 hour a day morning sickness. The second pregnancy was worse. I became so dehydrated I spent a night in the hospital being re hydrated. Thank God for the two great kids I have after all those days and nights of "morning sickness".

Since I spent a lot of time resting during those 9 months- twice, I got my hands on anything I could to figure out why I was sick, what to do, and what to eat. I found the perfect pregnancy book and I literally slept with it under my pillow. I read that book cover to cover, looked up symptoms and read about the coming months. But what about after pregnancy, when the baby is here?

There were questions I had not thought of nor questions and answers I could easily find. If you are pregnant or know someone that is or plans to be, the book "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, Simple Solutions for kids from birth to 5 years" is available now, and in paperback too. It is a book I'd keep under my pillow. This would be a perfect Mother's Day gift for a new mom or mom to be, even a for a baby shower gift. I know I sincerely appreciated any information or books during my pregnancies.

Nationally celebrated pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp is the author of this book. Parents biggest concern, sleep gives you invaluable tips on how to help your newborn, infant, or toddler to sleep and rest. The book's web site can be found at Happiest Baby website - where there are plenty of questions and answers and much more information to help you and your baby. 

Once you put your baby to bed at night all you can think of is getting yourself back to your own bed, quietly and hope for a few hours of sleep in a row. I remember being so tired with the second child I told my husband to feed the baby, breast feed that is.  He did not think that was so funny, and of course would not ever work!  I tried to nap when the baby napped, but there is always housework, or other children that need attention first. 

Dr. Harvey Karp made doctors applaud and parents cheer with his brilliant solutions to centuries-old problems such as colic and tantrums. Now, in THE HAPPIEST BABY GUIDE TO GREAT SLEEP: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years (William Morrow Paperback; On-Sale: March 19, 2013; $15.99; ISBN: 9780062113320),

Dr. Karp stuns the world again by solving the #1 problem plaguing new parents: exhaustion. Dr. Karp's surprising insights include:

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! Dr. Karp shows how to safely boost baby sleep in just days.

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.

Easy "no-cry" tips that end infant and toddler bedtime struggles in just days!

These are great tips, and things I would not have thought about, like the tv screen light. The books chapters are geared to specific ages from birth to three months, and then the rest of the chapters are grouped ages through five years old. There is a index, glossary, references, and resources to help you find what you are looking for in sleep related matters of your little one.

With THE HAPPIEST BABY GUIDE TO GREAT SLEEP, no longer will new parent have to suffer months of sleep deprivation and no longer will babies have to cry themselves to sleep. Backed by compelling science, common sense and decades of experience, Dr. Karp’s landmark guide will revolutionize how millions of children drift off to dreamland

Harvey Karp, M.D., is a nationally celebrated pediatrician, child development specialist, and children's environmental health advocate.

He is on the faculty of the USC School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Karp's books and DVDs, The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block, and The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, teach parents breakthrough techniques to reduce infant crying, boost sleep, build toddler patience, and stop tantrums. Millions of parents have benefited from his advice, including celebrities such as Madonna, Michelle Pfeiffer, Larry David, Jewel, and Pierce Brosnan. Translated into more than twenty languages and taught across America by thousands of Happiest Baby educators, the enormous popularity of Dr. Karp's work has made him one of the most read—and most trusted—pediatricians in history.

To read more about Dr, Karp you can visit his Carper Hollins and to learn more about the book visit The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep site .

Disclosure: I am participating in a book review campaign with One2One Network. I received this book from Harper Collins for the purposes of reviewing it. I have not received compensation. My participation in the campaign enters me into a drawing for a gift card. The comments and views are my own.

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