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Decoding infant body language

Is it difficult to understand a child's needs through body language?

No child caring experience, how can read the body language in children?

7 months ago

Parents should not panic, because infants are not able to communicate verbally, parents will have some difficulties when don’t know what children want. However, Brauer will show parents a few tricks to read the body language of babies through some expression such as:


This is the only reaction for children to express their emotions in the first 4 months of life. However, every cry is a different need in babies.

Cried to reach mom’s attention. When children wants mom to hold her, they will use crying to call mother. At first, the baby will cry for 5-6 seconds, then stop for about 20 seconds to see if the mother is coming. If not, baby will cry more, and this cycle is more intense.

Crying because hungry. A cry of hunger may be the same as a crying cry for a mother, but if moms do not feed baby in time, they will cry out loudly, start sucking her hands, constantly turning her head and making a feeding sound.

Crying because of sleepiness. When children are sleepy but cannot sleep, they will cry and yawn repeatedly, rubbing her eyes and ears.

Crying in pain. Babies will cry out loud and cannot stop crying when they are in pain. When the pain increases, baby will cry out more. But if they are sick, the crying will be weaker and smaller because they are not strong enough to make louder sounds.

Crying because of not being comfortable. When baby is uncomfortable because of being wet, too hot or too cold, they will cry in a way that proves angry and intermittently. Your baby can also bend when crying.


In addition to crying, parents can understand a child's needs through sounds:

"Neh" - The baby is hungry and will push tongue up the roof of the mouth, and emit this sound when sucking hand.

"Eh" – Baby wants to burp. When excess air begins to be pushed out of the esophagus, the baby will reflexively make this sound. • "Eairh" - The baby has abdominal pain and flatulence. When baby is in pain, this sound is like a moan, kid will also stretch stomach out to breathe.

"Heh" - The baby feels uncomfortable and will try to move the whole body, tugging at limbs, and making a sound.

"Owh" - I'm sleepy. Tired and sleepy, the baby will make this sound, accompanied by yawning.


Some baby languages will help you understand your child's needs better.

Clench your fists. Signs when the baby is hungry Arched back. When you have stomachache or pain. But this is also an indication that the baby is full after eating, or is a sign of stomach reflex during eating. If this routine repeats when your baby is over 2 months old, it may be a bad mood and tired.

Shrinking legs. Indicate whether your child is experiencing abdominal pain or body pain.

Hand shaking. An expression of fear in children.

Turn the head. This movement helps your baby relax and more comfortable.

Hold your ears. Baby is simply exploring body. But if your baby is constantly holding ears, being upset, and crying often, you needs to get her to see doctor to find out what the cause is.

Reading baby's body language will help parents understand what their child needs and wants in order to better meet the needs of the child. During this period, mom also do not forget to supplement Multivitamin for Infants (multivitamins) and Infant Probiotic Powder (Probiotics) of Brauer, to help children balance the digestive system and absorb nutrients better.