Looks absolutely amazing definitely be giving it a try! Looks far too easy to work though, having tried everything I can think of to stop DD crying, no man is about to come into my life and tell me that all I have to do is swaddle, shake and SHHH!
I have used his techniques this time round with DS who is now 11 weeks. It does really work. DS is a real shouter, he doesn't do quiet crying, and this has really saved our sanity. With our DD who is now 4, we couldn't work out how to calm her when she got really overwrought and resorted to crying it out on the advice of our health visitor (please don't flame me - I know better now!!!). So glad to be able to calm DS down with these gentle techniques.
I would recommend a good read of the Karp book to any pg woman.
Pink tulips, sometimes it just won't work if something like the swaddle isn't right, and it can take a bit of time to work out the right level of shushing etc for your baby.
He did stop and listen to the shushing for a second, and i calmed him later on when he bumped his head with just shushing so i think i'll have to practice my swaddling techniques and give it a go.... would be great as he's started waking up crying every time he hits light sleep at night and gets hysterical if not fed, would love a nice gentle way to calm him down and help him get back to sleep