Dr. Harvey Karp educates new parents on the principle of the “fourth trimester” and teaches them how to switch on their baby’s natural calming reflex with a few simple steps. The running time for this DVD is 38 minutes. The DVD also contains 3 bonus chapter one of which are tracks of calming white-noise sound that babies love.
Why I Like It
As a new mom, I had no idea what to expect once I was home with my newborn baby. The first couple weeks were filled with many sleepless nights, and sleepless days caused by a very upset baby. I was sleep deprived, frustrated to tears and completely doubting my abilities as a mother.
My sister told me first about the Dunstan Baby Language, which was suppose to help new parents decrypt their newborn’s cries and meet their needs a little better. I rushed right out and purchased the DVD and was disappointed at the information I received. I could have easily read something in 5 minutes that covered what this DVD talked about. I expected more from this DVD for the price I paid. What I did learn from that DVD still did not get my baby to stop crying and start sleeping.
The next DVD I tried was the Happiest Baby on the Block. l first started reading the book, then realized I was never going to be able to finish it with a crying baby around, so I purchased the DVD and watched it while I held my crying baby. The DVD helped me see and mimic the techniques that Dr. Karp talks about to turn on the baby’s calming reflex. The first time I tried the techniques they worked, and my confidence as a mother grew.
I truly believe that Dr. Karp is right on with his theory about the “fourth trimester” and his techniques really help your baby adjust to his new world.
Where to Buy
Amazon ($17.99 + shipping) Best Price
Barnes & Noble ($20.79 + shipping)
Baby Center ($25.95 + shipping)