Birth Day Presence is delighted to host Dr. Harvey Karp of Happiest Baby + Snoo
How boosting infant sleep can reduce PPD, SIDS, nursing issues…and make families happier.
New breakthroughs in infant sleep science will be discussed that quickly improve parent confidence and infant sleep and reduce the serious problems related to exhaustion.
All perinatal professionals welcome!
Friday, February 2nd, 9:45-10:45am
Dr. Harvey Karp is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at USC School of Medicine. His celebrated books/videos -Happiest Baby on the Block, Happiest Toddler on the Block and Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Birth to Five – have been used by millions of parents. Dr. Karp’s landmark theories have helped explain and mitigate some of the most stressful new parent challenges, like infant crying, poor sleep and toddler tantrums. Thousands of certified Happiest Baby educators teach his work in hospitals and clinics across America and 20 other nations. For over 20 years, Dr. Karp has also been an advocate for children’s environmental health. He helped found Healthy Child Healthy World and serves on the board of the Environmental Working Group.
In 2015, Dr. Karp began Happiest Baby, Inc. whose mission is to create products and content to help parents succeed in raising healthy, happy children. His first product, SNOO Smart Sleeper, increases infant sleep, automatically responds to reduce crying and is the first aby bed that secures babies safely on the back. It was created in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab’s head of Social Learning Machines and leading designer, Yves Behar.
SNOO has won 14 awards, including the National Sleep Foundation’s Innovation of the Year award. Studies on SNOO are being conducted at numerous research centers, including UC San Diego, the University of Michigan, UCLA, University of Kentucky and the University of Amsterdam to evaluate the bed on its usefulness in the treatment of NAS babies and the potential to treat/prevent PPD.