You know every parent knows the first year with a baby is both challenging and exciting your baby cries all the time goes “Nah” grams their ears and you have no idea what any of this means!
luckily some experts have decoded this unique baby language and I’m here to share the clues you’ll need to figure out what your little bundle of joy is trying to say
let’s start with the way your baby cries
during the first four months of Life crying is the main way babies Express their needs ,here are 7 types of Cries to listen for and what they mean :
A calling cry
Ever heard your baby cry for about 5 to 6 seconds and then pause for the next 20 seconds they’re not watching a commercial that’s a calling cry, this means that your baby has been alone for a while and now desperately need your attention, if you don’t respond right away you don’t hear this fascinating cycle of crying a couple more times.
So Pick your baby up and give them all the loving they need
A hunger cry
This type of cry is very similar to The Calling cry with one little catch if you don’t get in there right away the crime becomes hysterical quickly , your baby may also start rotating their head and making smacking sounds with her mouth This is not a thing from the Exorcist movie this is just a clear sign that it is time to feed.
A pain cry
If you hear a pain cry once you’ll never confuse it with any of the others this crying is flat and constant but small hysterical outburst mean the pain is increasing and you should call the doctor as soon as possible this type of crying is also very loud unless your baby isn’t strong enough to make loud noises.
Babies deal with all kinds of bodily functions like us from having gas to peeing and pooping and this can cause them more discomfort than you think thankfully babies usually let you know right away by whining and squeaking as they cry.
A sleep cry
sleep is another problem for babies sometimes they just can’t , I can relate, you know that old saying that goes I slept like a baby meaning calm and peaceful all night long, well it really mean I slept and then I woke up every 2 hours and cried yeah well in this case their crying sounds like an offended and smoother whining followed by loads of yawning sleepy babies also tend to rub their eyes and ears so you can lookout for these red flags as well.
A discomfort cry
This crying sound very irritated and often comes together with fidgeting, your baby can also flail their arms and legs and arch their backs, this usally means time to check their diaper or change their clothes, they maybe either too hot or too cold.
A bored cry
This one is extremly common , your baby cries , you try doing everything you can but still can’t figure out what’s wrong, easy
your baby is simply frustrated or bored take them for a walk outside or around the house, play a hand of Poker or something, nah ! just kidding, a simple environement change can stop the crying quickly