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Your baby's cries are a communication to say I'm not happy and need you to help calm me down.
A baby cries when he is hungry, thirsty or in pain or discomfort.
Wermke's team suggests that newborns adapt their cries to melodic patterns characteristic of whatever language they have heard spoken in the final months of gestation.
Similar cries are raised in the books of Psalms, Job, Lamentations, and Habakkuk.
You'll quickly get the hang of translating those different cries,'' says Heidi Murkoff, author of ``What to Expect When You're Expecting.
Cries ranged in price from a halfpenny a sheet to half a guinea for a set of fine prints and were bought by the upper and middling classes, interested in the subjects depicted, how society was organized, or in artistic technique.
In contrast, when they are hungry, their cries are high-pitched and the frequency levels rise rapidly throughout.
Heskin, who cries at the sight of a wedding party, also prays a prayer of thanks every time she sees the Washington Monument in the background during national newscasts.
Whether it's a subdued grizzle or a full-throated roar, a baby's cries are his only means of communicating his needs.
If a child who doesn't cry very often cries for longer than 15 minutes more than three or four times during the night, and their face is turning red, they're screaming and their limbs are flailing, something could be wrong," says Dr Spungin.
These inflections combined with a familiar cry pattern allow parents/caregivers over time to decipher their baby's cries.
Research on new-borns shows that, if parents are slow to respond to crying, the result may be a baby who cries more, not less, and it can become a regular pattern as they grow older.