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Harvey Karp

Remembering Dr. Paul Fleiss: 5 Decades in Pediatrics

Jay Gordon, MD | Posted 09.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Gordon, MD

Dr. Fleiss was a brilliant physician and teacher and cared for tens of thousands of babies over his five decades in pediatrics. He will be missed.

Will The Royal Baby Be Circumcised?

Posted 07.31.2013 | Parents

We've already learned some key facts about the royal baby: his name, his title, his parents' preferred brand of swaddle... But among the things tha...

Why I'm Happy To Be a Doctor in the 21st Century

Harvey Karp | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Harvey Karp

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg Three key tools help mothers today shield their little ones from harm. Two are extremely simple: clean water and nutritious food. But the third is one of the most complex and brilliant creations of science: immunizations.

Why Toddlers Freak Out About Everything

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents

Written by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate Last month, I discovered (and then nearly peed in my pants as a result of) comedian Jason Good’s blog p...

20 Things I Wish I'd Known About the First Year

Amy Wruble | Posted 01.21.2013 | Parents
Amy Wruble

People will tell you, "It goes by so fast!" Those people do not remember what the first year was really like.

Simple Steps for Safe Sleep That Can Reduce SIDS and Help New Moms Lose Weight!

Harvey Karp | Posted 12.31.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

Better sleep -- through safe swaddling plus rumbly white noise -- is a common sense, low-cost approach that works.

Flying With Children Should Not Be Such An Ordeal

Chris VanDijk | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents
Chris VanDijk

Ah, flying. Going to the airport and seeing the flight attendants in their pill box hats and the pilots with their air of nonchalant cool. For some reason, this is still the image we have in our heads. An image completely divorced from reality.

LOOK: You'll Never Think Of Chipotle The Same Way Again

Posted 08.31.2012 | Parents

If you've ever tried to calm a crying baby, you are well aware of the benefits of swaddling. It might take a few (hundred) tries to get the hang of it...

Experts Recommend 8 Alternatives To Spanking

Posted 07.03.2012 | Parents

A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics found connections between spanking and “mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse/depend...

Why All Dads Deserve To Be Applauded

Harvey Karp | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

Father's Day is more than just a day to make Dad heart-shaped pancakes or serve him his favorite spicy nachos and a beer while he watches his favorite team on TV... uninterrupted. It's also the perfect day to applaud Dads for the super-sized burdens we shoulder in today's busy world.

Shortcut to a Happy Child, Courtesy of Harvey Karp

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

I had the privilege of organizing a mommy blogger luncheon recently for Dr. Harvey Karp, who is celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Happiest Baby company with the launch of The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Birth to 5 Years.

A Great Mother's Day Present... Sleep!

Harvey Karp | Posted 07.11.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

People who care for new babies (parents and increasingly grandparents) lose on average 200-300 hours of sleep in the first year. And for many, there's not much respite after that first year, either.

How to Survive the Holidays With a Toddler

Harvey Karp | Posted 02.14.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

The holidays can be the most magical time of year -- but let's be honest, if you have a willful, impulsive toddler (in other words, if you have a toddler) it can also be the most trying. Here are five common tantrum triggers, and how to keep them from turning into holiday horrors.

Postpartum Depression: How Sleep Can Help

Harvey Karp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harvey Karp

It's probably no surprise to frayed and exhausted new moms that repeated waking from deep sleep and hours of the taped yelps of crying babies are used to train Navy Seals to endure torture.

The Secret To Getting Your Baby To Sleep

Harvey Karp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harvey Karp

What if there was a simple way to quickly boost any baby's sleep? And, what if the same method could soothe most fussing ... even colic?

Why We Must Ban BPA From Products Made For Children

Harvey Karp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harvey Karp

In case you missed the flurry of recent news, scientists have serious doubts about the safety of BPA (bisphenol A). And that's alarming because this h...

California Battles to Ban BPA from Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups and Infant Formula

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

You may not be familiar with the chemical bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, but there is an excellent chance that BPA is very familiar with you.