United States of America
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
Fort Worth , Texas
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
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
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
New Brighton, Minnesota
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
Las vegas, Nevada
Very useful book for first time parents!!
Feb 11, 2018
Fort Collins, Colorado
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
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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
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
Cary, North Carolina
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
Johnson City, Tennessee
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
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
knoxville, New York
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
Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania
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
Salt Lake City, Utah
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
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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
new york , New York
This is a great book- great suggestions
Jul 07, 2016
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
Smyrna, New York
GREAT book. :)
Dec 04, 2015
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
Read this. Or watch this (on DVD). It will save your life, or at least your sanity. Believe.
Aug 08, 2015
San Jose, California
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
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