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    Default Can anyone tell the difference in their baby's cries

    Like can you tell if they are hungry, fussy, teething etc? (The panadol ad about 'i can tell the it hurts cry' prompted this question)


    My dd is 8 months and tbh it sounds all the same to me... Don't have a clue lol

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    Actually I can tell the 'oh crap I've fallen over and banged my head' cry

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    Yep. I was just saying this to my sister thst it's amazing how in tune mums get with their babies.

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    Yes, now I am on to my third I can really hear the difference in cries. I couldn't really when I had my first but got to know the different cries with time.

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    Yep. Definitely can.

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    Oh my gosh, still no idea after 11 months! I always felt so inept in that regard. I just would put him on the boob regardless... Now I look for his facial expression to see if it's his 'I'm not getting what I want' cry or not...

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    Some of them. I can tell the in pain cry and the tired sook. And the pay me attention whinge. But her voice is changing so I hope I don't have to learn all over lol

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    Lol, I could tell the difference between the I'm in pain cry, I'm getting hungry cry & the I'm tired cry.
    Pain = screaming
    Hungry = frantic plus arm flapping (like trying to grab me)
    Tired = whinging

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    I was only able to tell the difference with my third baby, and even then it took some time.

    But I could never tell any of my babies apart from other crying babies!

    There's been so many times I've heard a baby sounding really distressed, crying and screaming (particularly when I'm doing the pick up at daycare), I've walked into the room, certain that it's my DD...only to find her happily playing, and another child in tears.

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    DS1 - all his cries were pretty much the same until he was around 6 months, then I could kind of tell the difference between hungry/ tired/ sick (the cry was the same, just varied in intensity). Didn't really matter that I couldn't tell what he was crying for though - boob was always the answer!!

    DS2 - from around 1 month he developed really distinct and different hungry/ tired/ in pain cries.

    A little OT, but I always wonder how mums know their bubs are teething! I have NFI until I see a tooth, then I go 'ok, so that's why you've been so cranky' lol

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