Feedback from Educators
“Dr. Karp’s 5 S’s are the real deal. They make me look like a magician and give parents confidence that they can calm their babies.”
- Ann Grauer, LCCE, CD, ICCE, PCD, past president DONA
“This program has had a tremendous impact on our families, it is an outstanding program.”
- Kim Wilsche, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
“Simple yet so effective… and the looks of amazement on parents’ faces are priceless.” -
Marina Eller, Berger Health System Circleville, Ohio
“I teach at 3 hospitals and the attendees are eager to try the 5 S’s. This knowledge truly is a miracle.”
- Teresa Olsen, M.ED, Director, Child Abuse Education, PA chapter, AAP, Paoli Hospital, PA
“Our entire PCA staff is certified. We are so committed we reimburse county agencies to certify instructors.”
- Denise McCaffrey, Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
“Couples enjoy the classes and especially appreciate getting a DVD and Soothing Sounds CD to take home!”
- Susan Bard, RN, Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL
“We teach moms with postpartum depression. They’re so grateful to have something concrete to help them through this difficult time.”
- Liz Powell, Virtua Health, New Jersey
“We have an excellent response and teach the 5 S’s in our program “BabySteps” for low income individuals, teens and refugees.”
- Sherry Iverson, St. Lukes Medical Center, Boise, ID
“Fathers are so empowered by the techniques.”
- Ruth Soloman, RN, IBCLC, Pinnacle Health, Pennsylvania
“It’s perfect! First time parents need this.”
- Maria Ortega, Healthy Families of Grant County, Indiana
“Absolutely one of the best resources out there for parents. We have seen firsthand how it empowers parents.”
- Debra Smith, RN, Director, Preinatal Education, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
“I have taught Happiest Baby classes for over the past 3 years. Parents benefit!”
- Julie Flesher, Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, OH
“We combine Happiest Baby with other infant care. This saves expectant parents time and money.”
- M. Libby Svoboda, Manager, Community Education, University Hospitals, Orange Village, OH
“We work with the Alabama Child Death Review Board and plan to teach in all 8 hospitals in Jefferson County.”
- Melissa Nelson, Shaken Baby Prevention Program, Univ. of Alabama Medical Center
“It is a program with good integrity.”
- Shelly Bonnes RNC,CCE, St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center, Idaho
“I have been a maternal child nurse for 20 years and I agree with everything Dr. Karp teaches.”
- Karen Bastianelli, RN, IBCLC, CPCE Christiana Care, Delaware
“A wonderful program… very empowering.”
- April Adams, IBCLC, ICCE, HCHI, California
“It makes a difference in people’s lives.”
- Annett Mueller, RN, BSN. CLE, SEABHS, Arizona
“The most wonderful thing that has ever come out.”
- Deborah Nightingale, CD, CLD,CHBE,ASII South Carolina
“I chose to certify for the same reasons I chose to certify as a Doula..To some people certification is not necessary but I believe it brings a higher level of professionalism in the work that I do.
The certification gives me resources and a curriculum to teach. Dr Karp has specifics and there is a code of conduct we have to sign before we can teach a class.
Now I know for a lot of us it comes as second nature to nurture a child but you would be amazed at how many new mum’s and dads are literally at a loss as to what to do, so I am very happy to be able to offer Happiest Baby Classes to parent’s as a tool to use in their parenting.”
“The Happiest Baby opens the door for us, because we have something unique to give as certified educators – in depth, personalized teaching.”
“What I am finding as I complete my Happiest Baby Certification is that this method is not only extremely helpful to those mothers who have truly chronically fussy babies but to those that do not, it gives them the tools and the confidence to move through tough times if they occur.
Knowledge is power and the generations of learners I work with, in both affluent and inner city populations, need this type of empowerment. Happiest Baby information have been well received in the parenting and infant care classes I am involved with – where we teach a myriad of bonding techniques for those who have no clue, no models and who express fear of parenting newborns.”
“Some parents simply do not have the tools for parenting their babies, fussy or not. Unlike previous generations that raised our little ones with parents and grandparents close by, parents today are isolated and many do not have models for parenting to rely on. This is only one set of tools we can show parents.”
“We are home visiting maternal child health nurses. We see moms prenatally as well as post partum. The Happiest Baby has become an invaluable tool in educating new parents how to soothe their fussy baby. This has helped us teach alternatives to over feeding, which is the common mistake that new parents do.
Thank you for producing such a wonderful educational tool for new parents. I wish I had had this information 18 years ago when I became a parent. Keep up the good work!!”
Why did I become an educator? To share this information, that you can’t get anywhere else, with as many parents as I can. We used the program with our son two years ago…and I feel very passionately about it. When I found out there was a certified educator program…I knew that was for me! I couldn’t wait to get certified so I could start changing the lives of parents! I love to teach The Happiest Baby, I love to see the look of relief and amazement on the parents’ faces is absolutely priceless…when I can calm their screaming newborn so quickly…and then the baby is so calm and peaceful and relaxed and quiet! It is a welcome relief for exhausted and overwhelmed parents and I love the bond that I form with the parents as well. It is such a heartwarming job and it makes me extremely happy to know that I am truly making a difference in someone’s life!
My mother told me that when I was born I screamed and cried for the first three months of life. The only way my Mother could calm me was to rock me over her knees. How I wish she had “The Happiest Baby on the Block” available to her as a young mother
My most frequent comment from parents I get is that “I wish we had seen this in the hospital.” Recently a Mom came home to recuperate after childbirth. She said, “The swaddle saved my life.”
Parents who watch the video in addition to my demonstration on a doll and on their newborn have the most success in calming their baby.
I had a mother speak to me about her son who always cries in the car (we recommended the “Super-Soothing” Sleep Sounds CD) she called the next day and it worked! She was in tears of relief that she can now take her son in the car!!!