So one of the things that made me the most nervous about having a baby was not being able to tell why he was crying. And I read plenty of articles and talked to plenty of experienced mothers who said, “Don’t worry! Your maternal instinct will kick in and you’ll be able to figure out why he’s crying.” And I’m not particularly maternal so I was terrified that it wouldn’t kick in but they assured me, “Once you’ve been around him a while it’s easy to tell what sort of cry it is.”
And it’s been seven months now and they were right! Deciphering a baby’s cries is so, so simple! Here are 10 of the most basic cries with visual and auditory tips on how to easily identify them!