You don’t have to be a new mom to know a baby in your life! Whether you’re 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 it’s more complex than you might have imagined! I’ve 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, I’d recommend that you check out our guide on how to calm a baby using foot reflexology. It’s 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 They’re Doing: Kicking Feet
We’ve all seen it happen. You ease your darling bundle of joy down on their blanket, and they promptly start to wiggle and kick their feet. Is this a normal thing for babies to do? Are they the next Madonna in the making?
It’s super-cute to see, but what does it really mean?
What It Means: “I’m Having Fun!”
Keep doing whatever it is that’s making them so happy! Whether you’ve got the family pup nearby or you’re reading a bedtime story, it’s definitely working.
“Along with any body language, experts say to always watch your baby’s face: that’ll help you sort out what they’re thinking,”
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