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Overview

This documentary, which demonstrates ways to soothe and pacify a cranky baby, has been given a simple presentation on DVD. The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio is mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Viewers may choose between soundtracks in English and Spanish. Bonus materials include a collection of questions and answers, and soothing sounds that can be used to calm your child.
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Special Features

25 questions and answers from parents; Three effective calming sounds: 1) stop crying, 2) deepen calm, 3) prolong sleep; Choice of English or Spanish track
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Editorial Reviews

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This DVD companion to pediatrician Harvey Karp's bestselling book instructs parents in his clinically proven methods for soothing crying babies during bouts of colic -- techniques designed not just to hush the little ones but to help parents get some rest!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2003
  • UPC: 899618000133
  • Original Release: 2003
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  • Source: Trinity Home Ent
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Language: English, EspaƱol
  • Time: 2:08:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harvey Karp , M.D. Primary Artist
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [6:14]
2. The Fourth Trimester [2:10]
3. The Calming Reflex [1:41]
5. The 5 S's: Swaddling [6:16]
6. The 5 S's: Side or Stomach Position [2:21]
7. The 5 S's: Shushing [2:52]
8. The 5 S's: Swinging [5:00]
9. The 5 S's: Sucking [1:31]
10. The Cuddle Cure [2:04]
11. Helping Your Baby Sleep [2:46]
12. Parents Comments After Learning the 5 S's [3:18]
13. Conclusion [1:47]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Chapter Select
   Special Features
      Questions & Answers
         After Calming, How Many Hours Will She Sleep?
         When Will She Not Need the 5 S's?
         Can My Baby Skip a Meal?
         How Much Jiggling Is Too Much?
         How Much Stimulation Is Too Much?
         Is It Possible to Spoil a Baby?
         Can Foods Affect Fussiness?
         Does Gas Cause Fussiness?
         What Is Colic?
         Can Driving in the Car Calm Her Down?
         When Can They Soothe Themselves?
         Can I Put Her in the Car Seat Swaddled?
         Can We Use White Noise All Night?
         Does Music Calm Babies?
         When Can We Start Using the Swing?
         How Long Can They Stay in the Swing?
         Can You Keep a Baby on Its Side?
         Do Babies Recognize Parents by Smell?
         Should I Give My Babies Drops for Gas?
         Can the Baby Get Too Hot When Swaddled?
         Should We Swaddle Babies for Naps?
         Do Womb Sounds Work?
         Pacifiers or Fingers?
         Are Swings and White Noise Good for Crying?
         Why Do Babies Soothe Then Cry Again?
      Calming Sounds
         A Unique "Womb" Sound to Help Crying Babies
         A Mellower "Womb" Sound to Use Once Crying Stops
         A Peaceful Sound to Keep Your Baby Calm and Asleep
      Audio - English
      Audio - Spanish
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Works every time!

    We saw this video right before our first son was born. It is short and a quick watch, so easy to fit a busy schedule. We used the 5s that are taught all the time with him and that worked so well that we wanted to share this gold mine with all our friends and family that are having babies. I regularly give this as a shower gift (at least a dozen times)and make a nice swaddle blanket to go with it. We now havea second son and are using the 5s's with him and they work great! We are so grateful for the information we received in this video and I don't know that we would have ever got it from the book because we just never had time to sit down and read it all the way through... so the DVD made a great choice for us. Highly recommend to any expecting or new parents or for anyone looking for a great baby shower gift.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I read the book (from the library) and it worked!

    First off, every baby is different. So this review is really just to say that this worked for me, although it may not for you. If it doesn't seem to, don't throw the baby out with the bathwater: Keep some steps, throw out what doesn't seem to work. Modify, experiment. My baby liked to be swaddled, but she was large, so I had to make my own swaddling (she outgrew baby blankets very quickly), and did it till she was about four months old, because by then she was just too big for any swaddling. Rocking and shushing still works and she is now 16 mos. old, sleeps two naps a day, two hours each, and a solid 10 1/2 hrs. a night. Good luck to you and have a good night!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Getting Ready for Baby

    At the recommendation of a friend with three children and a busy husband, I ordered the DVD version instead of the book because I wanted to make sure we were both getting the same information and had a chance to talk about it before baby's arrival.

    My husband watched with rapt attention as the baby expert told about how to activate the calming reflex of a newborn. It was like magic, watching the upset babies calm down and chill out. It's going to be really nice to have these tools in our toolbox, and while I'm sure the book version is great too, I can't guarantee that it would have been read cover to cover by both of us in time. The DVD gives a general overview and for the visual learner, actually watching the irate baby start to coo and blink cutely after a few quick tricks was really valuable.

    Recommend!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Haaaaaappppy Baby!

    I bought this book prior to the arrival of my fabulous daughter. It was a very easy read and gave me great tools to sooth and understand my newborn. I am very happy to report that a lot of the doctor's advice is very natural and I find myself using the techniques so naturally as if they were my own original idea. My daughter has been sleeping through the night since her 2nd week of life in part I believe because of the confidence that this book gave us. The best part is that her first word was happy!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    For the Happiest Parents on the Block

    The techniques described in this video for soothing a fussy infant are maddeningly simple but remarkably effective! They work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Happiest House on the Block!

    The video and the book were very well written and comforting. We wish that Dr. Karp lived in our neighborhood. We now have an extremely happy and calm baby in our house!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A must see for every new and expecting parent!

    I was lucky enough to meet Dr. Karp at a training in my area. His methods of calming babies are amazing and work every time. This video along with some homemade swaddling blankets make a perfect baby shower/new baby gift.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    As my son said, "The best investment he ever made."

    After a sleepless night for all of us, 5 day old baby, mommy, daddy and grandma, my son brought home the DVD and immediately after watching it, put into practice what the DVD showed with dramatic results.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Cure for "Colic"

    When my baby boy would cry, our hearts would break! Grandmas kept thinking it was his tummy. Though he did have reflux, once I borrowed this DVD from the library, our crying issues were solved. Simply the BEST gift you can give to expecting first time parents!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It Works!!!!!!!!

    I have seen this DVD several times and used it on several little babies and it works everytime. My friends 6 week old slept for 6 hours for the first time. The father told me, they get their first good night's sleep since the baby got home from the hospital. Friend shared her copy and I bought 2 as gifts for new two new grandparents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2004

    This made all the difference for 1st time parents

    I received both the paperback and the video and enjoyed both tremedously. The book gives insight into the reasons the 5 methods work and their historical significance, while the video gives a visual aid to the techniques. My husband is the best swaddler I've ever seen and our son now quiets within 30 seconds every time! You won't be disappointed! It does require some practice, so don't lose heart if it doesn't work the first few times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It Works!

    We have a 6-week new born. As first time parents, everything is a challenge, especially when she cries. Dr.Karp's 5S method works the magic. We have found our daughter reacts to the Swing, Shushu sound and Stomach position. My husband said this DVD is a life saver because we now can have dinner together (before we had to take turns). The DVD version's demonstatration is very helpful. I highly recommend it to every parent!

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