Dr. Harvey Karp I Founder & CEO

Dr. Harvey Karp is one of America's most-trusted pediatricians and child development experts. He is also the founder and CEO of Happiest Baby, a smart-tech and parenting solutions company. Dr. Karp practiced pediatrics in Los Angeles for over 25 years. He is on the faculty of the USC School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 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.

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 New York 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 Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the California Department of Health, and is a founding board member of Healthy Child Healthy World, a national environmental non-profit organization dedicated to protecting young children from chemical threats. He is also a board member of Environmental Working Group (EWG), whose mission is to protect our nation’s public health and the environment. 

Dr. Karp has served as an advisor to Parents, Ser Padres, and American Baby magazines and as a pediatric expert on BabyCenter. He has appeared numerous times on Good Morning America, CNN, Today Show, The View, Dr. Oz, and more. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, LA Times, Parents, People Magazine, etc.


Nina Montée Karp I Founder & President

Nina Montée Karp co-founded Happiest Baby with Dr. Harvey Karp in 2001. She has a passion and talent for bringing new ideas, visions, and opportunities to life. An insightful leader and strategist, Nina has been instrumental in the development and launch of Happiest Baby.

Nina is also a prominent children and environmental activist, producer, and director. She is a founding board member of Healthy Child Healthy World, a board member of EWG, 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 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, and Olivia Newton-John.

Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, Today show, The View, Dr. Phil and in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, In Style, People Magazine, and more.