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The Dreaded Colic: A ‘Cry-sis’ for the Whole Family

by Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP Infant crying is a fact of life. It’s one of the important ways newborns communicate their needs to us. Fortunately, most of the time even a baby’s passionate shrieks just mean he’s hungry, wet, soiled, or lonely, and he will melt into blissful quiet once you give him what he [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:15-07:00November 4th, 2015|The Happiest Baby Articles|Comments Off on The Dreaded Colic: A ‘Cry-sis’ for the Whole Family

The Dreaded Colic – A ‘Cry-sis’ for the Whole Family

by Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP Infant crying is a fact of life. It’s one of the important ways newborns communicate their needs to us. Fortunately, most of the time even a baby’s passionate shrieks just mean he’s hungry, wet, soiled, or lonely, and he will melt into blissful quiet once you give him what he [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16-07:00August 20th, 2015|The Happiest Baby Articles|Comments Off on The Dreaded Colic – A ‘Cry-sis’ for the Whole Family

There’s no place like home for babies to pick up toxins

By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY A crawling baby learns about her world with every step, building her muscles as she discovers the difference between smooth bathroom tiles and squishy living room rugs. To her burgeoning taste buds, both taste great. But research shows that babies pick up more than new skills as they explore their [...]

2015-08-18T08:49:05-07:00August 18th, 2015|The Happiest Baby Articles|Comments Off on There’s no place like home for babies to pick up toxins

Clashing data bombards new parents as old-school ideas fall by the wayside

Once upon a time, there was just one voice of authority on how to raise children, and his name was Dr. Benjamin Spock. Those days are gone. Starting in 1946, a whole generation of baby boomers were raised on advice from the avuncular pediatrician, whose book “Baby and Child Care” sold nearly 750,000 copies the [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16-07:00August 17th, 2015|The Happiest Baby Articles|Comments Off on Clashing data bombards new parents as old-school ideas fall by the wayside

The Right Way to Swaddle

Swaddling, the practice of tightly wrapping a baby in a light blanket, is an age-old technique that not only calms babies but makes them portable. The technique is growing in popularity in the United States as a result of a best-selling parenting book that teaches frazzled parents how to soothe crying babies. This month, the [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16-07:00August 16th, 2015|The Happiest Baby Articles|Comments Off on The Right Way to Swaddle

Five Simple Steps to Calm Your Baby’s Fussies!

When you become a new parent, your job is to love your baby like crazy, but in addition, there are two main tasks – to feed your baby successfully and to soothe her crying. Parents who do these well feel great! However, those who struggle feel terrible. Fortunately, there are lots of places to find [...]

2015-08-15T08:59:20-07:00August 15th, 2015|The Happiest Baby Articles|Comments Off on Five Simple Steps to Calm Your Baby’s Fussies!