Newborns are totally dependent on us for their basic needs. Therefore, different moves and sounds baby produce when they need attention, food, a diaper change, or sleep.
Babies can’t speak but the way they cry, the way they sound, and the way they move are the only ways to send messages. Even one small move can mean a thing and we will help you understand babies and take better care of them.
Here are 18 baby signs that will help you to understand your baby:
- Calling cry
When babies cry, pausing for 20 seconds then cry again, they are calling you. This is their way of acting when they need you. If no one comes to pick them up, this cycle of crying will probably proceed.
- Hunger cry
Hungry babies cry all the time, those cries can even become insanity. When the baby rotates its head and produces smacking sounds it means that they are hungry.
- Discomfort cry
When the baby may be too hot, too cold, or need a diaper change it will arch its body and squirm constantly.
- Pain cry
The more pain a child is in, the louder their cries turn into. You can’t make a mistake.
- Sleep cry
Everyone gets whiny when they are tired, so babies are no exception, also they may rub their eyes.
- Environmental cry
Babies cry they don’t like their environment, they will continue crying until you arrive home.
- Arching back
Explicitly for infants under 2 months, old may arch their back due to colic or other discomforts. While, more grown-ups babies arch their backs when they are sleepy.
- Clenched fist
Babies usually clench their fists when they are hungry. Also, they will start crying if you don’t feed them on time.
- Ear grabbing
It’s just your baby learning its anatomy. However, if the baby does this all the time, it’s best to consult your pediatrician.
- Head rotation
If one rotates its heads right before falling asleep, it’s a calming movement.
- Leg lift
This happens to be an indication of colic and stomach pain. Leg lifts relieve the pain. Consult a doctor if your baby does this too often.
- Arm jerking
This happens when the light is too bright or the noise is too loud. It simply means that the baby got frightened.
The baby may need to burp. Thus, releases an involuntary “ehh” as excess air starts to go up from their esophagus.
This sign shows discomfort by using this sound. Additionally, it will jerk its hands and feet.
Doing an “owwhh” means the baby is tired and needs to sleep.
It’s the sound of stomachache, which means bloating and gasses.
By pushing their tongues to the top of their mouth, means the baby is hungry.