“Baby Cry means Communication”
Once I was wondering how I will handle the cry of my baby since I did not have any younger brother or sister and I have not been in a touch with young babies. That’s why I started to search more for the answers. I went through many videos and pages and good advises of other parents but then I found an interesting newly developed system, which I will try to test soon for my own son 🙂
I wanted to understand his needs since early beginnings, but the question was HOW? Mother sense is a great thing created by nature, but not always can be sufficient enough………. and then I found Dunstan Baby Language system which helped me understand the basics of baby early communication. Now I am not afraid any more from hearing my baby cry I am on the other hand even excited what is he going to tell me 🙂
See these videos for better a understanding:
Who is standing behind whole idea of Baby Language?
Priscilla Dunstan, a mum from Australia with a special gift, says she’s unlocked the secret language of babies.
When Priscilla was a toddler, her parents discovered she had a photographic memory for sound. At age 4, she could hear a Mozart concert on the piano and play it back note for note.
Priscilla says her gift has helped her hear a special “second language” beyond English, allowing her to detect moods and even diagnose illnesses! “Other people might hear a note but I sort of get the whole symphony,” Priscilla says. “So when someone’s speaking, I get all this information that other people might not pick up.”
That mysterious second language took on an astounding new meaning when Priscilla became a mother to her baby, Tom. “Because of my gift for sound, I was able to pick out certain patterns in his cries and then remember what those patterns were later on when he cried again,” Priscilla says. “I realized that other babies were saying the same words.”
- NEH = Hungry
- OWH = Sleepy/tired (mouth has shape like O)
- EH = Upper wind (burp) – not that urgent cry
- EAIRH = Lower wind (gases in belly) – urgent cry
- HEH = uncomfortable feeling (too hot/cold) – baby is saying it fast “he he he”
After testing her baby language theory on more than 1,000 infants around the world, Priscilla says there are five words that all babies 0–3 months old say—regardless of race and culture:
Those “words” are actually sound reflexes, Priscilla says. “Babies all around the world have the same reflexes, and they therefore make the same sounds,” she says. If parents don’t respond to those reflexes, Priscilla says the baby will eventually stop using them.
Priscilla recommends that parents listen for those words in a baby’s pre-cry before they start crying hysterically. She says there is no one sound that’s harder to hear than others because it varies by individual. She also says some babies use some words more than others.
I am already one week back home and started to recognize my son’s cry. I am not saying that is always easy to know what he wants but little by little I realized that sound for Hunger is used nearly exclusively for hunger compare to EAIRTH for low wind is used with different decibel levels (understand, if I do not react immediately than the cry extends into the level that I can not hear even my own voice) express I PEED or I NEED YOUR LOVE and HUG. I believed same as Priscilla that mother instinct works quite well and within short time when you stabilize yourself after the labour and you started to observe your kid more and more you can easily understand his needs. I recognized that HUNGER can be also announced by persistent sucking and chewing of anything what is available (hands, clothes) and if baby starts to cry then you can be nearly sure that he is either hungry or gasses are going to be present.