Both first-time and experienced parents alike can agree that trying to figure out what their non-verbal baby is trying to tell them can be difficult. On top of being sleep deprived, giving hourly feedings, and changing impossibly full diapers, decoding cries might seem next to impossible. If you're scratching your head and wondering why your little one is fussy, don't give up hope just yet. Surprisingly, there are plenty of ways your baby is trying to tell you they're uncomfortable. Once you can pick up on their cues, you'll have a much easier time knowing how to respond.
When I became a mother, I felt completely clueless when it came to understanding what my cranky newborn was trying to tell me. Most days it felt like I was blindly throwing darts, hoping to find the right solution. But it seems employing the "hit or miss" method is simply one of the badges of parenthood you earn — or so I'm told. So if you don't quite know if your new bundle of joy is uncomfortable or just trying to figure out how their limbs work, you're not alone. Check out these ways your baby is telling you they're uncomfortable and say goodbye to guessing games.