All About Crying birth to 1 year

Your newborn baby has a limited repertoire of communication, and crying is almost her only way of telling you that something is wrong. Remember that for several months she’s been floating gently in the dark, in a constant temperature with a constant food supply. As a result, bright lights and hard surfaces are unexpected, so it’s not surprising if she cries when she’s cold and hungry. But crying doesn’t necessarily mean that your baby is in danger.

Recognizing different cries

Cries can be identified accurately by mothers and fathers who become increasingly able to distinguish different kinds of cries from their baby during the weeks following birth. This is not a one-sided ability; a baby becomes increasingly ...

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