Thursday, January 27, 2011

Decoding baby cries?

Someone on the Babies board mentioned the Dunstan Baby Language DVDs the other day.  These videos supposedly explain how to decode your baby's cries.  I didn't want to spend money to buy it, but I was able to find some info on You Tube. I watched the video a few days ago and I've been trying to decode Carina's cries since.  I'm sort of amazed at how well it works for some of the "words".

There are 5 baby "words" described in the video:

"neh" which means "I'm hungry".

"owh" which means "I'm tired".

"eh" which means "Burp me".

"eairh" which means "I have gas".

"heh" which means "I'm uncomfortable".

I can easily identify the "neh" and "heh" words when Carina says them, but the rest elude me.  DH is completely skeptical and is currently making fun of me as I type this :)

Has anyone else heard of this?  Have you tried it with your baby?

4 words of geekdom:

Caroline said...

I want to start listening for these. I think it's really interesting. Tom teased me mercilessly for even considering it...

Mrs. M317 said...

I have a friend who swears by it. She was supposed to lend me the DVD's 3 months ago when I had my baby, but I'm glad you linked it. I will definitely be looking for those 'words'

Leah said...

I have heard of this! There's a great Pregtastic podcast on the subject, where they go over the different cries. Very interesting. Haven't had a chance to use it yet, but I'm curious about it.

Carina is super cute!

Francesca M. said...

I saw the same video. It's legit for sure...but it's hard to hear unless you're a natural (like that women) or you practice a LOT (and who likes listening to the baby cry????) Keep at it, it works, I was able to get 3-4 of them consistently with my little girl but I realized quickly that I had already decoded her cries and stopped trying to fit them into a catagory

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