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Dr. Harvey Karp

Harvey Karp, M.D., has been a pediatrician and child development specialist for over 30 years. He's on the faculty of USC School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The popularity of his ideas made him America's most read baby doctor and his work is translated into over 20 languages. Praising his innovative concepts, the New York Times proclaimed, “Roll over Dr. Spock!” Dr. Karp’s book/DVD, The Happiest Baby on the Block teaches simple techniques to quickly reduce crying (even most cases of colic) and boost an infant's sleep. It presents novel and rapidly effective ways to build cooperation and patience and stop many tantrums in seconds. In addition to his passion for teaching about the normal needs of young families, Dr. Karp is an outspoken advocate in the fight to stop environmental threats to children. Over the past 20 years, he has been a spokesman on environmental issues for the NRDC, PSR, EWG, AAP and the State of California. He helped launch two of the nation’s premiere watchdog organizations on children’s environmental health. He is also an advisor to National Geographic’s “Green Guide” and editor and contributor to the critically acclaimed green-living guide, Healthy Child/Healthy World (Plume, 2009). Last year his work inspired the passage of a new federal law banning a toxic plastic, phthlates, from the toys of young children. Find on Facebook.