Lucky for you, the latest Modern Dads Podcast features the author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, Dr. Harvey Karp, who joins us to talk about his approach to calming crying babies and the crucial role dads play. We also discuss his groundbreaking SNOO Smart Sleeper crib that took him five years to create with MIT-trained engineers and designer Yves Behar.
Karp, a pediatrician who practices in Los Angeles, is on the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His books/videos The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block and The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep have been translated into dozens of languages and have made him one of the world’s most renowned baby and sleep experts. His infant calming technique is based on recreating the essential elements of the child’s experience in the womb. He is the founder and CEO of Happiest Baby, a smart-tech and parenting solutions company. His is also the baby sleep doctor to the stars with his patients including celebrities such as Michelle Pfeiffer, Pierce Brosnan and Madonna. Many of these stars even have allowed their endorsements to appear on his book jackets and video covers.
Karp has also served as a spokesman on environmental issues for the National Resources Defense Council, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the California Department of Health. He is also an adviser to Parents, Ser Padres and American Baby magazines and a pediatric expert on the BabyCenter website.
L.A. Dads Group member and City Dads Group columnist Whit Honea also appears on the Modern Dads Podcast to talk about why parents should encourage their teenagers to cry.