Identify your baby's body language

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A baby has not developed his oral language in the first months, but his body language. Here we tell you some of the signs they do and what they mean

Identify your baby's body language
Leer en español: Identifica el lenguaje corporal de tu bebé

One of the factors that cause more anxiety in a parent or first-time mother (and even in those who already have a long way) is not understanding what your child means. It would be incredible if we could understand what babies mean, we would save many hours and failed attempts to calm their needs. But there is something that is often ignored: although a baby has not fully developed his oral language, develops body language faster and also communicates from crying and repetitive sounds, so only by paying attention you can understand what he wants and you will calm his needs in a much easier way.

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Today, in LatinAmerican Post, we tell you what are some of the signs that babies perform systematically and what each one means.

Closed fists

Closed fists can mean two things. It may well be a sign of hunger and by noticing it in time you can prevent it from starting to cry, or it can be treated, if it is newborn, that is resting his hands from moving them and keeping them open ; At that age they are getting used to their own body until now. Be careful not to keep your fists closed even after eating for a long time after 3 months, if so take it to the pediatrician.


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Move from front to back repetitively

During this movement, your baby may hit her head gently against the rails of her crib. This movement is carried out by the little ones as a way of self- rutting, since the constant coming and going from back to front relax them. You will notice that you can do it when you are about to sleep or when there are unknown people around you .


This movement, before two months and after having eaten, means that your baby was filled. It may be confused with stomach cramps, but it usually means the above. If you notice that you do it for a long time, it may be reflux. After 2 months, this movement means that the baby is fatigued or moody.

Flex the knees constantly

This movement may well be that it is customizing his legs, but if accompanied by uncomfortable and painful faces it may be an abdominal pain from gas, a sudden digestive movement or constipation, according to the portal Ser Padres. If even after taking the gas, change your diet a little or giving him a massage to stop being constipated, your baby continues to make this move, consult the pediatrician.

Hold on to your ears constantly

In most cases, this movement is about your baby realizing he has ears and is being self-conscious about it. If the movement is accompanied by crying and movements of despair, it can be an auditory infection, so you should take it immediately to the pediatrician.


LatinAmerican Post | Vanesa López Romero

Translated from "Identifica el lenguaje corporal de tu bebé"