Do the 5 S’s work with high need babies?
Dr. Karp is highly familiar with the concept of ‘high-needs babies’ and The Happiest Baby on the Block is specifically helpful with them during the first 4-6 months of life. If you have not yet watched The Happiest Baby on the Block DVD, Dr. Karp highly recommends doing so as it will be a great visual tool in learning the 5 S’s which will help babies be calmed & soothed, even high-needs ones. It is also very important to be using white noise in addition to the 5 S’s as this will help create a ‘buffer’ to the outside disturbances that may be bothering your baby. Dr. Karp suggests parents use the CD of white noise for the first 12 months of age & many parents find it beneficial for years to come!