How to read your baby's crying?
Crying is the language of the little baby, he cried, she cried again. Baby crying sound does make people anxious and frustrated, especially for new parents. There have been scientific studies that demonstrate that infant crying has an influence on parents' body, such as raising blood pressure, increasing heart rate, decreasing sleep, deteriorating skin condition, and so on.
But, somewhat like deciphering the code, listen attentively to find out the distinctions in baby crying. The pronunciation of the cry, the volume of the sound, the length of time, and so on are all various demands that the baby is communicating.
I. How to deal with 0-3 years old crying baby
After eight years of global study, Australian opera soprano Priscilla Dunstan revealed that newborns aged 0-3 months had a pattern of pronunciation when they cry as a result of their sucking reflex (Dunstan Baby Language):
"Neh" - Hungry
"Owh" - Sleepy
"Heh" - Discomfort
"Eairh" - Lower Gas
"Eh" - Burp
It seems very abstract, so listen to the actual baby crying.
For detailed interpretation YouTube search: One Woman Unlocks the Secret Language of Babies.
II.How to read your baby's crying?
It is critical to comprehend articulation through reading cries, but the articulation technique is only beneficial during the sucking reflex stage, and it is not very successful when the infant is 3 or 4 months old.
In addition to cry pronunciation, it is vital to understand the frequency of your baby crying, the size and fluctuation of the sound, the time of the cry, and the movement when crying, all of which may help you read your baby's cry more quickly.
The great majority of cases of crying in little infants may be identified by the 7 sorts of signals listed below.
1."Neh" - Hungry
Hungry is easily recognized, because it is rhythmic and repeated.
Aside from crying, there are obvious movements such as waving both hands as if looking for something (some also use their hands to grab their faces or try to put their hands in their mouths), shaking their heads to the sides, touching the baby's cheeks with their hands and immediately turning their heads over, and so on.
When there is breastmilk or any milk to eat, this type of crying will stop, but if there is no milk to eat, the crying will become louder and louder, and even swallowing air will result in flatulence due to too much crying.
2. "Owh" - Sleepy
It usually begins with two or three brief crying noises, then the voice grows louder and louder, the mouth shape seems like it wants to yawn, the hand keeps rubbing the eyes or scratching the ears, and he appears angry, which is most likely due to sleepiness and a desire to sleep.
💡So you should soothe your baby and then let him or her to go asleep gradually. Babies aged 0-3 months require 16-17 hours of sleep each day, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), parents should ensure that their newborns get adequate sleep and that they do not miss out on sleep when you play with them or tease them.
3. "Heh" - Discomfort
These crying sounds are often mild and intermittent, similar to the "Heh" sound. If the baby's face is flushed, agitated, and twisting around, he or she has probably peed. Touch the baby's chest and neck to assess whether he or she is hot or chilly; perspiration indicates that the infant is overheated, while a little cold indicates that the baby is underdressed.
4. "Eairh" - Lower Gas
Flatulence crying normally occurs after eating milk, and the sound before crying is "Eh," and when crying, the small face turn red, the legs are moving, and the sense of discomfort is evident. Colic crying is generally abrupt sobbing and screaming with the sound of "Eairh," and it lasts for a long time, 10 minutes or even several hours, usually in the evening or at night.
5. Stimulated, frightened crying
The terrified crying is quite loud, and the sound is frequently interrupted. Babies frequently scream in response to unpleasant stimuli such as an overly bright light, a sudden loud sound, or an extremely painful injection, therefore their head and body try to shift away from the source of the stimulus and get out of there when they cry.
To calm your infant, take him or her to a quiet, darkly lit area or listen to white noise.
6. "I am bored
Yes, babies also cry when they are bored to get attention and release energy. Bored crying begins with whimpering and whimpering in an attempt to attract attention, and if there is no reaction, it begins to cry loudly ("Why are you ignoring me?") before alternating between loud and whimpering. This sort of crying is quite common and usually occurs while everyone is busy, such as in the evening.
When the baby begins to "fake cry," the parents may go play with it, give it toys, watch movies, play black and white cards, and so on.
III. Adjust yourself when your baby crying in sleep
Mom and dad can't control their little one from crying, but reading the cry can quickly soothe the baby. And in the face of a crying baby, day and night, parents need to adjust their physical and mental state to face their baby's cries.
First, when your baby starts to cry, take a deep breath and tell yourself that your baby won't cry forever, he just needs you. When he can express himself, the situation will slowly improve.
Next, eat healthy, rest properly, and take turns with your family. It's important to share with your family to get psychological support and to allow your body to rest and relax and adjust itself.
Last but not least, it is also very important to seek outside help promptly if you feel you are in a very poor condition or on the verge of a breakdown. Baby crying, lack of sleep, hormonal changes, stress, etc. can put a mother into a very poor state and she may lose control.
This is the time to leave the baby with a family member, go to another room to calm down slowly by yourself, and promptly communicate with family, friends, and doctors to get more help.