Sunday 20 March 2011
The Happiest Baby on the Block
Over the past few months, probably because they detected my lack of experience with babies, many people told me to read or take a look at the DVD The Happiest Baby of the Block.
Harvey Karp, an American pediatrician, is pretty much the Dog Whisperer of babies! His technique, called the Five Ss, are so simple that I can see myself doing them while being excessively sleep deprave with a newborn in the middle of the night!
Five Ss :
Side position (holding baby on the right side slightly face down)*
Shushing (loud white noise)
Swinging and jiggling
We really enjoyed the DVD and will certainly try all the techniques suggested. However, this little video made me think (yeah, I have a tendency to over think stuff). Isn't it fascinating, yet pathetic, that on this beautiful Sunday afternoon, sitting on our IKEA sofa, in our "fancy" condo with all the advances of modern civilization...we need a DVD to remind us of techniques that are done naturally in more simple cultures because they have been past on from generation to generation! Oh well...
And yes, we did the first four S with our cat! I was laughing so much that I almost had a little pregnant lady accident ;)
* when the baby is awake only