3 baby cues you should know…

Are you ready to dive into the wonderful world of baby cues? Your little one may not be chatting away just yet, but they’re communicating with you in their own special way. Let’s explore the 3 baby cues you should know.

3 baby cues you should know...

1. Back Arching

When your bub arches their back, it could be a sign of various discomforts like feeling full, dealing with heartburn, or even struggling with colic or reflux. Those tiny tummy sphincters are still developing, after all! If you notice this during feeding time, it’s time for a gentle pause and some comforting cuddles. For more guidance, check out this article on raisingchildren.net.au.

2. Ear-Grabbing:

Those little hands reaching for their ears might just be discovering a new body part or indicating teething excitement. However, if there’s a fever or signs of a cold, it could signal an ear infection. Keep an eye out for other clues like a stuffy nose or disrupted sleep. For a supportive community and expert advice, join the Australian Breastfeeding Association Facebook group.

3. Fist Clenching:

Watch those adorable fists! It could be a reflex action or a sign of hunger or stress. Offer a comforting feed and maybe hum a soothing tune. If it persists or comes with other worrying signs, reach out to your paediatrician for reassurance. For more insights into baby development, tune in to the Babytalk podcast by ABC Radio National.

Understanding these cues not only helps you meet your baby’s needs but also deepens the bond between you. Here are a few extra tips to help you on your parenting journey:

3 baby cues you should know...

– Stay Connected:

Join local mum groups or online forums where you can connect with other parents facing similar challenges and share experiences. Websites like Bub Hub offer a wealth of resources and a supportive community.

– Trust Your Instincts:

As a mum, you have a powerful intuition. Trust yourself and your ability to understand your baby’s cues. You know them best!

– Self-Care Matters:

Remember to take care of yourself too. Parenting can be demanding, so make sure to carve out some time for self-care, whether it’s a bubble bath, a walk in nature, or simply a quiet moment with a cup of tea.

Enjoy this incredible journey of parenthood, Aussie mums! Each day is filled with new discoveries and precious moments with your little one. Check out our blog on self care for mums.

Emm xx

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