• Had good info. Definitely read before baby is born so you're prepared. However waaaaay too much redundancy. Could have been a much shorter book to give the meaningful information Aug 25, 2019

  • Some good points in here, especially the 5 S's but definitely not an indispensable book. Lots of unnecesary wordiness and I found the author's tone rather condescending to parents at times. Aug 01, 2019

  • I so thankful I read this book before our daughter came, and I’m so thankful that I did! I learned helpful tips to calm our daughter and to help her sleep. Jul 31, 2019

  • Didn't learn anything from this book I didn't already know. Apr 23, 2019

  • Great resource to guide new parents during the early stages of parenthood. Mar 29, 2019

  • Sooo helpful when my daughter was having issues sleeping. Mar 07, 2019

  • Love this book! Learned so much and it worked so well for our son! Feb 27, 2019

  • The 5 “S”s described in the book are a great introduction to soothing techniques for new parents. Jan 26, 2019

    • Alba F.
    • United States of America

    Received as a gift, its a must have for new parents or veterans. Lots of great insight Dec 08, 2018

  • Appreciated the info in this book, although I found it to be written quite biased and convoluted. Nov 28, 2018

  • This book is great. Easy to read, goes over some very important psychological details in a way that anyone can understand. And most importantly gives sanity saving techniques to parents. Nov 05, 2018

  • I recommend this to EVERY expectant parent I know. This is such a great resource and the 5 S's work on every baby, including my special needs foster baby! All parents should read this book Oct 21, 2018

    • Eva F.
    • MOORE, South Carolina

    Recommend to all new parents, and my go to baby shower gift! This was so helpful with my daughter. Both she and I were able to get a decent amount of sleep when she was young! Jul 04, 2018

  • Could probably skip the first 7 chapters - repetitive, but good information. Looking forward to trying all these techniques Jul 01, 2018

  • Great perspective on newborns. Helps us understand the 4th trimester a little better prior to baby coming. Jun 20, 2018

  • This book really helped me to understand what my baby was going through and stay sane during the 4th trimester. With helpful hints and real-life stories, this is a must have. Mar 20, 2018

  • Very useful book for first time parents!! Feb 11, 2018

  • I was all about this! However, I have found that my son is calmed best from a vertical position and won't take a pacifier. Two of the five S's are gone right there! Video quality/year could be updated Feb 07, 2018

  • We didn't use all 5s' but it was a great resource especially for dad. Great tool to have in the toolbox! Feb 04, 2018

  • We read this before my daughter was born. It gave us good tips for what to do with the incessant crying and we were definitely more prepared. It came with the DVD and it was nice to watch it in action Feb 04, 2018

  • Great information about the “fourth trimester” and calming baby. However it’s very repetitive and you can find the exact same info by YouTubing Harvey Karp. Jan 25, 2018

    • Lupe C.
    • Knoxville, Tennessee

    This is a good book, it convinced us to purchase the SNOO smart bassinet. Jan 09, 2018

  • Cannot rave about this enough. It is truly a lifesaver! I recommend this to every expecting parent and new parent. Dec 28, 2017

  • Read this before bringing baby home and the suggestions were pretty effective for us. I felt well prepared and capable as a first time mother. Nov 10, 2017

  • This book seems practical and helpful. I have had TONS of friends recommend it. I can't wait to try out the techniques. Oct 22, 2017

    • Erin H.
    • San Francisco, California

    I took a few bits of advice from this book and left the rest. The swaddling instructions helped when I was still swaddling my baby. And I still “Shhh” my baby to sleep or for comfort. Oct 20, 2017

  • An easy read packed with lots of practical advice to try on your baby. Oct 19, 2017

  • It works and it makes since! Easy to read and repetitive which is nice since I have mom brain and I'm super forgetful or sleep deprived! Read before baby gets here!. Oct 18, 2017

  • Great book! The 5 S’s work! My baby is sleeping longer than we expected at such an early age and we’re able to calm her so much easier thanks to these techniques. Oct 11, 2017

  • This is GREAT. I recommend this to every new parent. Straightforward, easy to read. Sep 28, 2017

  • I'm a believer. Bought while having trouble with 1st. Used techniques from the start with number 2 and they worked from the get go. Aug 22, 2017

  • A great and easy read that provides practical advice. The 5 steps he outlines have worked great with our baby. Highly recommended. Aug 01, 2017

  • The only book I read prior to my son's birth and it was GREAT! Super helpful with techniques for soothing your baby. Helps to not feel totally overwhelmed when the tiny one cries. Dec 06, 2016

  • This book helped me survive the fourth trimester - esential Dec 06, 2016

  • Great advice you can implement right away. Must read! Aug 16, 2016

  • This book was SO helpful during our little guy's first 3 months. We were a bit skeptical, but when followed the 5 S's, they really worked. I'll be passing this along to all my new mom friends! Jul 27, 2016

  • This guy knows his stuff, out of all the baby books this method worked best for our family. Jul 22, 2016

  • This is a great book- great suggestions Jul 07, 2016

    • Kate A.
    • Boston, Massachusetts

    Must read book on how to deal with newborns for the first 3 months. Apr 26, 2016

  • This, along with the DVD, allowed me to successfully sooth my little ones. Lifesaver! Mar 04, 2016

  • GREAT book. :) Dec 04, 2015

    • Sarah H.
    • Chelsea, Massachusetts

    Shhhhhhhhhhh. This book will be your best friend during the 4th trimester. Sep 17, 2015

  • My sister swears by this and gives it to everyone having a baby whether or not they register for it. She passed the book down to me and I registered for the DVD as well. Aug 13, 2015

    • Tessa P.
    • United States of America

    Read this. Or watch this (on DVD). It will save your life, or at least your sanity. Believe. Aug 08, 2015

  • The book is a quick/easy read and the method is a good one, but it's written in a way that feels like Dr. Karp is trying to sell you something (even though you've already bought the book). Aug 03, 2015

  • Rent the dvd from library, you only need to see it once Jul 16, 2015

    • Nina D.
    • United States of America

    Full of great wisdom Jun 29, 2015

  • Read the book and made my husband take a class with me - the tips helped our newborn instantly calm down and our baby was not colicky, I think these tips are important for all new parents Jun 10, 2015

  • The 5 s's are helpful! May 14, 2015

  • Lessons learned here got us through some rough colic patches. Feb 24, 2015