Happiest bug on the block

February 5, 2008 at 9:25 pm | Posted in little bug | Comments Off on Happiest bug on the block

img_1188.jpgDr. Harvey Karp’s Happiest Baby on the Block was the go-to book for my Isis “Great Beginnings” group.  I finally got to meet Little Fridge yesterday, and holding his fuzzy little self reminded me of that raw, foggy state that was Little Bug’s first few weeks (much more eloquently reflected in a similarly-inspired post by Lindsey).  As Kara described his dinner-time fussiness, I reminded her (as only an oh-so-wise mom of an almost-seven-month-old could…) that such fussiness is normal and does not portend months of colic.  Nevertheless, for those five weeks or so that Little Bug fussed img_1188.jpgand cried while I waited for Tim to get home from work and I bounced and rocked and swaddled to the brink of exhausted despair, I understood why books like Karp’s become quasi-Bibles for new moms.   Today’s Times gives a shout out to one of Karp’s newer books, The Happiest Toddler on the Block, which I must admit I also bought when Amazon.com gave me the option to buy both tomes.  Little Bug has just truly found her voice — a high-pitched, delighted squeal that starts about 5:30 a.m. from her crib and has Tim and me laughing from a room away — and it’s hard to imagine that she’ll ever become a tantrum-throwing toddler.  But the book is on my shelf, just in case…


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