The concept of what we call "maternal instinct" really exists, and research proves it. Starting from pregnancy, you have the unique ability to instinctively adapt to your baby's needs.
Each baby can have its own characteristics when expressing itself. But there are also some general signs that have been obtained through studies on hundreds of thousands of babies. By focusing your perceptions on your baby and observing these clues, it is possible to understand what your baby wants in that moment. Here are 5 basic messages your baby gave you:
Sleep: Rubbing your eyes, ears, frowning, pouting face, slowing down and of course yawning are signs that your baby is getting sleepy. From the first months, it will be useful to create a sleep routine, taking into account its biological clock rhythm and the need for sleep for its development. What you can do to determine this routine in insion is these early signs of fatigue. When you miss these moments as a precursor to sleep, it can become more difficult to calm him down, as his restlessness will increase.
Hunger: Taking his hand to his mouth like a fist, showing a suction reflex, similar to screeching his mouth, are some of the first signs of hunger. A loud and full cry actually refers to the need for a delayed diet. If you observe it well enough, you can understand and feed it when it's still in the process of humming a little bit. That way, you won't be able to cry violently.
Game: If she opens her eyes wide, looks at you excitedly and makes sounds like she's humming at the same time, then your baby wants you to talk to her more, laugh and play with her. Shrinking your mouth like a kiss, extending your hands by moving them towards you and smiling are also signs that you don't want these joyful moments to end. You may not have the opportunity to talk to him at all moments, play with toys or read a book. For example, when you're doing a job or on the road. Then it will be good to even answer him with just a few words and a smile, it will increase his enthusiasm.
Retreat: Contrary to the need for play/pleasure, your baby may sometimes want to retreat into his shell and stay calm. If it has received a lot of stimuli such as intense sound and images from the outside, we can say that it needs some rest. He cuts eye contact with you, becomes quiet, can even turn his head away from you. In this case it is necessary to allow it and not go after it. When his break is over, he'll let you know again by looking at you, moving and making noises. If a certain period of time has passed since your last sleep, this withdrawal may also be a sign that sleep is coming.
Bitter: To be able to understand that he's in trouble, that he's hurting, is undoubtedly one of the most sensitive points. Throwing his head back, stretching his back like a bow, pulling his feet towards his abdomen, holding both hands together... But the most remarkable thing is that she cries differently from her other cries, much more dominant, uninterrupted, even by increasing her tone. These markings tell you that the diaper needs to change, that it is rash or that it hurts at that moment for some other reason. But sometimes there may be symptoms of a physical disorder such as baby reflux, fever, pain. When you notice the signals, it is possible to take precautions against possible damage by carrying out the necessary checks.
It is very important that you recognize these needs and respond. This is the first step to becoming an adult who can experience a sense of trust both towards the world and in close relationships, to experience the feeling that "Sometimes I need other people and they can hear, see and understand me." At the same time, it is important to remember that they have very meaningful contributions, such as feeling active, confident, valued and loved.
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