Dr. Harvey Karp I Founder & CEO
Dr. Harvey Karp is one of America's most-trusted pediatricians and child development experts. He is on the faculty of the USC School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Karp practiced pediatrics in Los Angeles for over 25 years. His landmark discoveries and unique ability to translate complex science into effective techniques to empower parents have revolutionized our understanding of the needs of young children. He is the founder and CEO of Happiest Baby, a smart-tech and parenting solutions company.
Dr. Karp has devoted his life to helping families raise healthy and happy children. His highly innovative and celebrated 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. Dr. Karp’s breakthrough discoveries —the calming reflex, the 5 S’s and Toddler-ese — have benefited millions of parents and are taught by thousands of specially trained educators in over 20 nations. No wonder, the NY Times applauded his landmark ideas by saying, “Roll over, Dr. Spock!”
For over 20 years, Dr. Karp has been a tireless advocate and a national leader in the promotion of children's rights to a healthy and safe environment. His work in protecting children has directly led to state and national laws protecting children. Dr. Karp has served as a spokesman on environmental issues for the NRDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the California Department of Health, and is a founding board member of Healthy Child Healthy World. He is a board member of EWG, whose mission is to protect our nation’s public health and the environment.
Dr. Karp is an advisor to Parents, Ser Padres and American Baby magazines and a pediatric expert on BabyCenter. He has appeared numerous times on Good Morning America, CNN, Today Show, The View, Dr. Oz, etc. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, LA Times, Parents, People Magazine, etc.
Nina Montée Karp I Founder, SVP Strategy & Brand Development
Nina co-founded Happiest Baby with Dr. Harvey Karp in 2001. Her talents lie in her passion and ability to create and actuate new ideas, visions and opportunities. An insightful leader and strategist, Nina has been instrumental in the development and launch of SNOO, the company’s latest innovation and the nation’s first smart sleeper.
Nina is also a prominent children and environmental activist, producer and director. She is a founding Board Member of Healthy Child Healthy World – a national environmental non-profit organization dedicated to protecting young children from chemical threats, a Board Member of The Environmental Working Group, whose mission is to protect public health and the environment, and a Board Member for Breastcancer.org, which has disseminated information and support about breast cancer to over 12 million women.
Nina directed the award-winning educational DVDs, The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block. These best-selling DVDs are used around the world to empower parents and promote healthy family relations. She helped create one of the first environmental documentaries for parents, Not Under My Roof. Nina also wrote, produced and directed a documentary on healing from breast cancer, Breast Cancer: The Path of Wellness and Healing, with Sheryl Crow, Christina Applegate, Melissa Etheridge, Olivia Newton-John, and others.
Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, The Today show, The View, Dr. Phil and in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, In Style, People Magazine, etc.