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The focus of this book is on helping parents of babies with colic, but I've found many of Dr. Karp's techniques useful for when Eloise is upset too. My favourite technique, and Chris' too, is the '5 S's': swaddling, sucking, shh-ing, swaying and side/stomach. For swaddling we use our favourite swaddling blanket, a pacifier for sucking, a Sleep Sheep to provide the 'shh' and a close, side-lying cuddle while we sway her. Works like a charm every time!