Baby tears can mean anything from “I’m tired!” to “I’m hungry!” to “I’m bored!” Babies have a whole range of cries, from tiny whimpers to full-bodied shrieks. These cries are normal, and sometimes inconsolable, but it’s important for parents and other caregivers to distinguish between what’s “normal” and what could indicate a more serious problem.
Join us for Read to the Bump on Saturday, March 23 at 11 AM at Schimelpfenig Library. Family Compass will teach us about the normal range of crying and how to read baby’s cues, plus share some sanity-saving tips for helping you cope with a fussy baby. You can also participate in a read-aloud to your baby bump, learn and sing favorite rhymes, and talk with new friends about your experiences. We’re here to share great tips on how to read, write, sing, talk, and play with your newest family member.
For more information about reading your baby’s cues, and even some Plano Library resources, check out our Reading Baby’s Cues blog post. Or, check out some of these great articles:
“Don’t You Cry, My Baby!” by Debjani Sengupta Arora, originally published in Mother & Baby
“The ‘Purple’ Phase” by Cameron French, originally published in Today’s Parent
“Crying Out Loud” by Dr. Harvey Karp, originally published in Parents Magazine
“How to Calm a Crying Baby?” by Shruti Shukla, originally published in Mother & Baby
“Sensory-Based Calming Strategies for Infants” by Dr. Lee Stadtlander, originally published in International Journal of Childbirth Education