DVD Review “The Happiest Baby on the Block”

Directed by: Nina Montee
Starring: Dr. Harvey Karp
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Distributed by: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Running Time: 40 minutes

Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Timed to the 10th anniversary of these NY Times best-sellers, Lionsgate is re-releasing “The Happiest Baby on the Block”. The DVD arrived for review perfect timing since my wife and I just welcomed our first child about two weeks ago. And honestly who is going to turn down a chance to have the following tagline “The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer”, that is something that new parents are going to jump all over.

This program follows, Dr. Harvey Karp, one of America’s most trusted pediatrician. Some of the techniques that Dr. Karp shares with its viewers range from finding out about the calming reflex and the ability to use the 5 S’s to turn “off” crying. My main concern with the DVD is that it is rather short running only about 40 minutes but I guess there is only so much you can cover about one topic. I would like to thank Dr. Karp for sharing his secrets helping my newborn babies stay happy.

The special features are not out of this world but worth checking out for new parents. Dr. Karp Answers 25 Hot Topic Parenting Q&As, which included some interesting and informative information. Lastly there is a bonus sneak peek of “The Happiest Toddler on the Block”. If you are a new parent, I would recommend this release even though it is a bit short.


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