Tips: Understand Your Baby's Body Language
Created by Mansi Dubey Updated on Sep 02, 2020
When you have a new born in your life, most of your time is spent observing and discovering new things about your baby. If you’ve been trying to understand and decode some of your baby’s movements to know what he/she is trying to express then keep reading this post.
If your baby is kicky legs is in all smiley and jolly mood then it means he/she is trying to express his/her happiness or wants to play. Give your baby some time and try to play with him.
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Babies arch their back during uneasiness or pain. If your baby arches his/her back whilst you are feeding him/her, could be a sign of reflux. Help your baby relax and avoid feeding if your baby spits or cries.
Rubbing eyes indicates fatigue. Baby rubs his/her eyes when he/she is sleepy and wants to take the trip down to sleepy town. Opening his mouth/ sucking her thumb If your baby is opening her mouth constantly, that indicates that she might be hungry. Feed your baby whenever you find her/him make these movements.
Sometimes babies cry for attention and affection when they are bored or lonely. Always take out some time to speak to your baby and play with him/her. It would keep her entertained and will shoo the loneliness away.
When your new born grabs her ear it indicated that your baby still have a strong grasping reflex. Most babies do this to self-regulate. If your baby is a little older then it might be an indication of sore ears
Folding their knees to the chest
If your baby folds his/her knees that it could be a sign of digestive discomfort like gas or constipation. After feeding always help your baby take the burp. If you are breastfeeding your baby then you should eat healthy food and avoid eating food that causes gas. Consult your doctor for the proper medication.
Sudden arm jerk
Baby can jerk her arm when she/he feels a sudden loss of contact or support. Arm jerks are baby reflex which disappear after a few months. Swaddle your baby while you’re putting her to sleep to avoid sudden arm jerks.
Baby bangs her head when she/he suffers from pain and irritability. If the head banging continues for a long period of time then consult your doctor about the situation.
These are just some of our tips that we have observed over the year. If you have any tips for all the other mothers out there. Then, do let us know in the comment section below.
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| Jun 03, 2018
jenifar charel take a piece of cotton/muslin cloth, wrap a corner of it in your index finger tip, dip your finger tip into edible mustard oil and clean your baby's tongue with your fingertip. Repeat this once a day. Babies keep popping their tongue out because it gets a layer of milk, they gets uncomfortable with that.
| Feb 02, 2019
My baby is 8months old. She burned both his hands. It's 1st degree burn. Have put silverex ointment and put bandage dressing so he does not break the blisters. Initially he was crying a lot now I think the pain is subside. Pls suggest if anyone has gone through. How many days it will take and if the scar will go off. Or if there is any other information remedy.