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Friday, January 15, 2010

Baabies can communicate!

OK so there are many books/websites out there devoted to how your baby can talk to you and sounds they make mean this and I think they are all great and might be what your baby is telling you. However what i just found on babycenter.com (I LOVE THEM) is for sure right on and I don't know why I didn't get this. I know babies can be overstimulated but I didn't know the many ways they could tell you they were. OK get ready for this.
Here are some signs that playtime is over:
• Closing eyes
• Turning away*
• Tensing up, arching back
• Avoiding your gaze*
• Irritability

Ok you might be saying "Crystal, you are the only one who didn't know this" BUT Seriously did you all know this?! The * ones are the ones I had no idea that meant they were done. The others are a little more obvious. Roman was doing this to Tony one day and we both just thought it was a little funny that he wouldn't look at him, but I guess he meant something by it. OK just thought I would spread the good word.

OK another one I found a while ago.. but dont find to be completly accurate but for sure ammusing is athis Australian lady who foudn that babies make sounds to tell you certain things. I think this is from wiki. I copied it a while ago to a note on my desktop.

• “Neh” – meaning, “I’m hungry”
• “Owh” – meaning, “I’m tired”
• “Heh” – meaning, “I’m uncomfortable”
• “Eairh” (ah)– meaning, “I have lower gas”
• “Eh” – meaning, “I need to burp”

Neh I'm hungry - An infant uses the sound reflex "Neh" to communicate its hunger. The sound is produced when the sucking reflex is triggered, and the tongue is pushed up on the roof of the mouth.

Owh I'm sleepy - An infant uses the sound reflex "Owh" to communicate that they are tired. The sound is produced much like an audible yawn.

Heh I'm experiencing discomfort - An infant uses the sound reflex "Heh" to communicate stress, discomfort, or perhaps that it needs a fresh diaper. The sound is produced by a response to a skin reflex, such as feeling sweat or itchiness in the bum.

Eairh I have lower gas - An infant uses the sound reflex "Eairh" to communicate they have flatulence or an upset stomach. The sound is produced when trapped air from a belch that is unable to release and travels to the stomach where the muscles of the intestine tighten to force the air bubble out. Often, this sound will indicate that a bowel movement is in progress, and the infant will bend its knees, bringing the legs toward the torso. This leg movement assists in the ongoing process.

Eh I have gas - An infant uses the sound reflex "Eh" to communicate that it needs to be burped. The sound is produced when a large bubble of trapped air is caught in the chest, and the reflex is trying to release this out of the mouth.

1 comment:

Andrea K. Baum said...

crystal, this is that thing I was telling you that was on the oprah show! remind me of this when i have a kid.