18 Basic Signs Which Help You Better Understand Your Baby


Signs that can help you to understand your baby-The parents have a bunch of fears when their babies are young. They fear for their well- being and health. They guess what their baby wants and what are the things that may cause discomfort to their baby. There is one question how do you understand your babies without using words. There are three main methods according to the experts who can help your babies to communicate with you.

Every parent learns at an early age to understand their baby’s signs.  Here we are going to share with all of you some standard rules that get used for distinguishing the need for signs.

The way children cry.

18 Signs that can help you to understand your baby

The primary way babies use to express their needs is crying. They use crying as the sign during their first four months of life. But how can the babies’ parents understand whether the baby is crying for hunger, pain, or something else?

  • A calling cry: When babies are alone for a long time, and now it is the time when they want their parents should pick up them. At this time, they continuously cry for five to six seconds and then pause for 20 seconds. They repeat the crying cycle if their parent does not pick them.
  • A cry because of hunger: It starts with the calling cry. If the parent does not pick the baby and fed him, then this cry becomes hysterical. Babies rotate their heads and make smack sounds with their mouth.
  • A call because of pain: This type of crying is loud and constant. There will be indications that torture is increasing. The cry becomes monotonous if babies are getting sick. After some time, babies quietly because there is little strength in them to make loud noises.
  • A cry because of physiological processes: A child may feel discomfort with gas, defection, and urination — the child whins and squeak in this cry.
  • A cry because of sleepiness: This type of cry will sound like an angry and smooth whining and yawning. The baby will start rubbing their eyes and ears.
  • A cry because of discomfort: This type of cry is irritated. The baby starts flailing and arching. It is time to check their diaper.
  • Small babies can also start crying when they go to changing the environment, and they get bored.

The sounds children make

Priscilla Dunstan, An Australian pediatrician, has been researching and studying the sounds in early childhood up to the age of three to four months for more than twenty years. In her experiments, thousands of babies from different nations have taken part. According to her, first reflex sounds are international. When baby becomes four years old, they start making sounds for communication that get related more to the physical needs.

She has opened her school for teaching the new parents to understand their babies. According to her, the parents’ ability to recognize the sound of their babies in time can prevent the upcoming crying episode.

The different sounds include:

  • “Neh” – “I’m hungry!”:
  • “Eh” – “I’m gonna burp!”:
  • ‘Owh’ – “I’m sleepy or tired!”:
  • ‘Hey’ – “I’m feeling uncomfortable!”:
  • ‘Eairh’ – “I have pain in my tummy!”

The movements children make

Body language can say a lot about the baby’s health and well being.

  • Arching their back: This movement is for responding to the pain and colic. If after eating, the bay arches his back it means that they are full.
  • Rotating their head: This movement is for when the baby needs to calm down.
  • Grabbing their ears: The baby does this movement when they are exploring their body. At this time you should consult the doctor.
  • Clenching their fists: This is the movement when the child is hungry.
  • Lifting their legs: This movement is the sign of colic and tummy pain.
  • Jerking their arms: This movement is the sign of a baby’s frightening.

According to pediatricians, the parents should talk with their baby as much as possible, explain and show them things around them even if you know your babies are not understanding. This process will help your babies to start communicating with their sounds and gestures quickly. They will develop in a better way.