Written by Stella Matilda
Crying is the main way for a baby to express their need during the first few months of their life. But how can parents understand if the baby is crying from hunger, pain or something else?
Priscilla Dunstan, an Australian Paediatrician has been studying and researching on early childhood sounds (newborn upto 4 months old) for over 20 years. In her experiments, thousands of babies from different nationalities took part. Priscilla thinks that primary reflex sounds are international. When baby is 4 months old, they make sounds seeking communication which relate to physical needs. It’s understandable that the ability to recognize these sounds in time can prevent further upcoming crying episode.
Here are some of the main sounds a baby make:
Body language tells a lot about a baby’s overall well-being. Here are some main body language of a baby and what they mean:
It is recommended to talk to your baby as often as possible, explaining and showing them everything in their surroundings. Some of the best way is to read bedtime story books to your baby from the day he or she is born! This help to create bonding and expression of love using sounds, gestures and touch to your baby which is proven to help baby develop mentally and physically better.
At Parents Avenue, we wish you luck and hope you have an easy time understanding each other.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. At Parents Avenue, we strongly recommend all our readers to seek medical advise from your local hospital or clinic. Thank you.
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