Dr. Harvey Karp I Founder & CEO
Dr. Harvey Karp, one of the world’s most trusted pediatricians and child development experts, is on the faculty of the USC School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). After decades of treating patients, Dr. Karp founded Happiest Baby, a smart-tech and parenting solutions company. There, he invented SNOO, a responsive bassinet that quickly calms crying and increases infant sleep. SNOO is the first—and only—medical device to receive De Novo Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ability to keep sleeping babies safely on their backs.
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. Millions of parents have benefited from his breakthrough discoveries—the calming reflex, the 5 S’s, and Toddler-ese—which are taught by thousands of specially trained educators in over 20 nations.
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. He has served as a spokesman on environmental issues for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the California Department of Health, and is a founding board member of Healthy Child Healthy World, a national environmental non-profit organization dedicated to protecting young children from chemical threats. Dr. Karp is also a board member of Environmental Working Group (EWG), whose mission is to protect our nation’s public health and the environment.
Nina Montée Karp I Founder & President
Nina co-founded Happiest Baby with Dr. Harvey Karp in 2001. She has a passion and talent for bringing new ideas, visions, and opportunities to life. An insightful leader and strategist, Nina has been instrumental in the development and launch of Happiest Baby.
Nina is also a prominent children and environmental activist, producer and director. She is a founding board member of Healthy Child Healthy World—a national environmental non-profit organization dedicated to protecting young children from chemical threats, a board member of The Environmental Working Group, whose mission is to protect public health and the environment, and a board member for Breastcancer.org, which has disseminated information and support about breast cancer to over 12 million women.
Nina directed the award-winning educational DVDs, The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block. These best-selling videos are used around the world to empower parents and promote healthy family relations. She helped create one of the first environmental documentaries for parents, Not Under My Roof. Nina also wrote, produced, and directed a documentary on healing from breast cancer, Breast Cancer: The Path of Wellness and Healing, with Sheryl Crow, Christina Applegate, Melissa Etheridge, and Olivia Newton-John.
Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, The Today Show, The View, Dr. Oz and in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, In Style, People Magazine, etc.