Crying is the first activity of a newborn which is the way they communicate. They cry to let their caregiver know about their discomfort or need. It could be hunger, wet bottom, tiredness, or need for being cuddled. You need to be aware of the variations between the different baby cries and the reasons behind them.
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Other than observing your baby’s cries, you should also know the way your child responds to your voice. It would help you to manage the crying infant better.
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When you approach your crying newborn baby, observe whether your approaching voice is having a good effect or not, i.e. whether it helps him be quiet or not. Does your baby listen to your loving voice? You may not realise but your baby pays close attention to your voice even though he has not been able to coordinate listening while looking yet. By changing the body positions or expressions on face, your baby is inclined to respond to your speech. He may even move his arms and legs in response to your speech.
You should be concerned about your baby’s crying only when it goes on for an unusual length. If the crying seems to be odd and suggests decreased activity level, unusual breathing, poor feeding or abnormal movements, visit a doctor. In many cases, even such an unusual crying is not found to indicate any serious complication.
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