How to interpret why your baby is crying
You really can’t interpret what a baby is going through. We all want our babies to grow up happy and healthy. When a baby cries, can there be an underlying reason that is causing distress? As a parent, it worries you. Babies start communicating with you from a young age. But baby language is tricky right? Open to interpretations and most often the baby is crying for different reasons
Come to think of it, a baby’s ‘’first cry’’ after delivery is considered to be very important. After the first cry one knows that a baby is able to breathe properly. As they grow up, on close observations, you will find that babies use different sounds and pitch while crying to convey different emotions. It can range from soft cries, wailings to really loud ones.
Discover and decode different types of cries exhibited by babies on different occasion!
- “CRIES OF HUNGER” – These types of cries are low-pitched and repetitive. Babies will also try to reach out for your breast, show sucking movements with tongue and put their thumbs in their mouth as sings of hunger.
- ‘’CRIES OF DISTRESS’’ – These types of cries start out slowly and build their intensity with time. By the end your baby is crying loudly. This might mean that your baby is uncomfortable because they might be hot and stuffed with too much blankets and clothes. This might also mean that they need an immediate diaper change.
- ‘’CRYING TO GET ATTENTION’’- These are full-on on high pitch wails. Sometimes babies might also cry because they want you to be around, play with them and give them your full-attention. They want your touch. In such a case, pick them up in your arms or try engaging them by talking, playing or simply holding them.
- ‘’PAINFUL CRIES INDICATING THAT THEY ARE SICK’’ – These are usually low-pitched whimpers. Look out for additional signs such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea. Immediately visit a doctor if you think they have some underlying health problems.
- ‘’COLIC’’– These cries are usually intense and high pitched and might last for hours! They might also heighten during growth spurts in babies. They usually occur in the afternoon or evening. Colic occurs because the baby might have developed gastric problems. In such a case rub their backs. You can also put them on their backs and bend their knees up to their stomach for about 5-10 seconds to get rid of this gas formed.