Deciphering a baby's cries can feel like trying to unlock a secret language. There's the blood curdling cries, the whimpers, and the relentless whines. Sometimes, all of the cries sound the same and you feel like crying in a closet yourself. As frustrating as a baby's crying can be it's essentially their way of talking to you. Babies cry to tell you about their wants, moods, fears, and possibly even pain. New moms looking for some answers (and relief) might wonder what different types of cries mean in babies?
Life would certainly be easier if everyone had a little insight into what these tiny humans were feeling and thinking (especially at night when everyone just wants to get some much needed shut eye). I know when my babies would cry sometimes I'd just go down the list of possibilities blindly and desperately: Is the diaper wet? Nope. Did the pacifier fall out of the crib? Nope.Hungry? Yes. Just trying to figure it all out, and often in the middle of the night, was exhausting and overwhelming. But had I just listened more closely and observed my baby's surroundings I might've been able to solve the problem faster rather than trying everything in my bag of baby soothing tricks. Here are six ways to decode a baby's cries.