You dont have to be a new mom to know a baby in your life! Whether youre a parent yourself,lucky enough to be a grandparent, or you’re the faithful (and very necessary) family friend, everyone could use a little refresher on baby language.
And its more complex than you might have imagined! Ive met a few babies in my time even looked after a few of them for some babysitting money but I never knew about all the different ways little ones innately know how to communicate to us without words.
Before we really get into this topic, however, Id recommend that you check out our guide on how to calm a baby using foot reflexology. Its pretty wild what you can do with only a few moves!
Please note that while many of these tips are backed up by science, they are still merely suggestions. If you suspect your baby may be sick or in need of medical assistance, I strongly urge you to consult your physician.
Keep scrolling for a look at what baby body language reveals, and let us know what you think in the comments!
What Theyre Doing: Kicking Feet
What It Means: “Im Having Fun!”
What Theyre Doing: Ear Tugging
What It Means: “Comfort Me, Please!”
What Theyre Doing: Flailing Arms
What It Means: “Whoa, Im Off Balance!”
What Theyre Doing: Turning Away
What It Means: “OK, Ive Had Enough!”
What Theyre Doing: Twirling Your Hair
What It Means: “This Is Comforting. Thanks!”