Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a first-time newbie, every parent can feel frustrated or even helpless when it comes to decoding your baby's cries. And any parent would probably be relieved if they could just figure out the signs their baby is in pain, not just fussy. Especially because no parents wants to find out that their child was actually in pain and they ignored it because they thought it was just a cranky phase.
When I first became a mother, I was convinced that every whimper and cry from my newborn son was and indication that something was wrong. Though my own mom told me that all parents go through this stage of paranoia with their first child, it's rarely cause for alarm. Many trips to the (annoyed) pediatrician later, I still couldn't get rid of the nagging fear that my baby could be in real pain.
Though it's always recommended to trust your instincts and take the "better safe than sorry" approach, there are some legit ways to identify if your infant is actually hurting. So if you want to calm your fears or just pick up some interesting info, check out these signs that your baby is in pain and not just being fussy.