avatar Anna Gannon Editorial Lead at Expectful
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What if there was a bassinet that could swaddle, soothe and rock your baby to sleep so that you and your little one could get more rest?

This is the question Dr. Harvey Karp pondered and later made a reality when he created the SNOO Smart Sleeper, the first responsive bassinet that boosts sleep for babies and parents.

Aside from being the founder and CEO of the SNOO, Dr. Harvey Karp is also a nationally-renowned pediatrician, child development specialist, and author of the best-selling Happiest Baby and Happiest Toddler parenting guides.

On today’s episode, we’re speaking about why Dr. Karp is so passionate about helping new babies and parents gets more rest, the surprising connection between postpartum depression and sleep deprivation and how the SNOO can support you and your infant. Dr. Karp was also so gracious to offer all of our podcast listeners $350 off of their SNOO Sleeper from now until the end of December 2017. To get that discount go to happiestbaby.com/expectful and use the discount code EXPECTFUL (in all caps) at checkout.

About Dr. Harvey Karp

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

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, the5 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 NY 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 NRDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the California Department of Health, and is a founding board member of Healthy Child Healthy World. He is a board member of EWG, whose mission is to protect our nation’s public health and the environment.

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