Harvey Karp

Pediatrician. Creator of the DVD's/books 'The Happiest Baby on the Block,' 'The Happiest Toddler on the Block' and 'The Happiest Baby Guide To Great Sleep'

Dr. Harvey Karp is a nationally renowned child specialist. The popularity of his books/DVDs have made him the most read pediatrician in America. Over a million parents have used Dr. Karp’s techniques for making children -- and families -- happy.Praising his revolutionary ideas, the New York Times proclaimed, “Roll over Dr. Spock!”

Dr. Karp’s books/DVDs, The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block, The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep (Birth to Five Years) and the Dr. Karp Live: A Conversation about Babies, Toddlers and Sleep teach parents simple techniques to boost sleep and stop colic, postpartum depression, breastfeeding failure, child abuse, and temper tantrums. His work is translated into over 20 languages.

Thousands of Happiest Baby educators ( lead classes teaching pregnant couples simple skills to boost their skills and confidence and to teach them how to quickly calm fussy infants and add 1-3 hours to a baby’s sleep. Classes are taught in hospitals, military bases, clinics and teen parenting programs throughout the US and in 14 other countries.

He is an advisor to Babycenter, Parents, Ser Padres and American Baby magazines and a parenting coach for AOL. He has appeared numerous times on Dr. Oz, Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Dr. Phil, etc.. And, his work has been featured by the Associated Press, New York Times, Time, Newsweek, People Magazine, etc.

Dr. Karp is on the faculty of USC School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also an outspoken advocate to protect children from environmental threats. Over the past 20 years, he has been a spokesperson on environmental issues for the Environmental Working Group (EWG), NRDC, AAP and Healthy Child/Healthy World. He is also editor and contributor to the critically acclaimed green-living guide, Healthy Child/Healthy World (Plume, 2009). Dr. Karp’s work inspired the passage of a federal law banning the toxic plastic -- phthlates -- from the toys of young children.