Have you ever wondered what your baby is feeling, or wish they could tell you what they want? This article will cover exactly what your baby’s body language means. There’s no need for guessing games any more.
1 Your baby is kicking their legs. –
This may mean your baby is enjoying himself. When your baby sees something they like, kicking their legs is a way to show excitement. Or, your baby may be trying to get your attention. Babies learn quickly that if they kick their feet and make a loud noise, you suddenly appear.
2 Your baby keeps turning their face away. –
This could mean that your feeding the baby to quickly, or they are done eating. This could also mean that your babys personal space was invaded. Just like you, babies need their own space.
3 Your baby is covering or rubbing their eyes. –
If your baby is covering their eyes, they may be trying to get you to play peek-a-boo with them. However, if your baby is rubbing their eyes, they are probably sleepy and want you to put them to sleep.
4 You catch your baby playing with their hair.-
Your baby may be practicing what we call self soothing. It may seem strange to you but this is how you child makes himself feel better. This could also mean your child is nervous. Is the room to loud? Or, has there recently been a major change in their life, like you going back to work? If this is the case, you should soothe your baby, try talking in a soft calm voice.
5 Your baby is arching their back. –
Your baby may arch their back when they are upset. This is usually accompanied by crying, screaming, or fussiness. If your baby is arching their back after a meal, or at night, they could be in pain. If you suspect that your child is in pain, you should take them to the doctor and have the baby checked out.
6 Your baby is stretching out their arms.(or) Out stretched arms with open hands. –
This usually means that your baby is relaxed and comfortable with their surroundings. It could also be as simple as… The child is just learning how to sit and the child is using their arms for balance.
7 Your baby is tugging at their ears.-
The obvious answer for this is that your child has a painful earache and is trying to tell you. The not so obvious answer is that your child is overwhelmed or in distress. You should observe the situation and remove the child from it, if necessary. Also, check the temperature of the milk. Some babies use ear tugging whenever something is not the way they like it.
Above all, you should watch your childs facial expression. For instance, kicking their legs usually means that the child is happy, but what does it mean when a crying child franticly kicks their legs? Of course, it could just be a cranky baby, or it could be a baby with a belly ache. Facial expression is far to important to ignore it.