Is your child really trying to talk to you?

United States
March 20, 2007 11:41pm CST
I was watching Oprah and there was a lady that clamied to be able to understand what babies were trying to say by how they cryed. I thought the who thing was just a scam, but im starting to think that it works. They do sound different sometimes when they cry. If you have heard about this, let me know what you think....
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• Canada
21 Mar 07
To be honest, I am surprised that so few people believe this. I have a son who is now 6 months old and for months now I have been able to easily interpret his cries, especially since he's on a pretty reliable schedule. He also has some pretty clear body language: when he's hungry he makes sucking faces at me or tries to shove my hand in his mouth, when he's just angry and wants to be played with he arches his back and absolutely wails, when he's tired his cry is more of a wimper and he rubs his eyes a lot.
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• United States
21 Mar 07
Wow that is so interesting I have noticed the sucking face also...
• United States
21 Mar 07
This may be true. I have a son who's 17 months and doesn't speak much. I know what's going on with him by the way he cries or gestures. He has several different cries, like when he's angry, hurt or fussy. I know the difference and what's going on most of the time.
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• United States
21 Mar 07
So you notice the different cries also. That is what leads me to believe that it is true.
• United States
21 Mar 07
I think its true.If its your baby you know what they need when they cry because the cries match what you do for them.. I'm sure there is also a mother child bond there too. I have no kids but i have a cat, and when she meows at me I know what she wants.
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• United States
21 Mar 07
Im starting to figure that out a little more, but i think that is more of a mother thing....
@toolfan (305)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I've heard of that before. I don't know if it is true, but I could tell when my daughter was just bratting out, or really in pain...So, I guess if you are really close to kids, you might be able to distinguish the difference.
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@kristi79 (21)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I have a son whos 13 months old and i can tell you that every time he cries it sounds the same. To me his facial expressions and a really bad smell coming from his diaper are pretty good clues to whats wrong.
• United States
21 Mar 07
So you would say no to the crying part.
• United States
21 Mar 07
ive never heard of this, but this has to be b.s. there is no way your childs brain at this age can actually be trying to tell you something other than their hungry, said, or happy... anyone who thinks, oh my child is crying because he thinks i smell bad is crazy..... did this post that i just made even make sense?