We all have our own ways of providing comfort for ourselves. A steamy cup of tea, a fuzzy blanket, or a sweet lavender candle are go-to relaxation inducers that help you to exhale after a long day. And even though they're small, babies seek out the same time of feelings when the going gets tough. The catch is, little ones need your help to reach their moment of zen since they can't warm up the tea kettle quite yet. There may be a method for you to help baby settle faster, like Harvey Karp's famous Five S's of sleep.But what are Harvey Karp's five S's and are they going to change your life? (Or at least stop some of your baby's crying?)
It took pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp years of helping parents soothe little ones until the lightbulb finally lit. Which is to say, after counseling c number of parents of babies who wouldn't stop crying, Karp finally realized, "you're doing it wrong." As explained on his website Happiest Baby, Karp developed five ways to recreate the familiar comfort of the womb in an attempt to help better calm babies. Called the "5 S's," each of these steps aim to remind the baby they are safe, cared for, and relaxed.