Why Do Babies Cry?

The Importance of Understanding Your Baby

Without a doubt, crying is the most powerful, non-verbal form of communication for babies, and its only means of expressing hunger, boredom, sleepiness, stress and discomfort (annoyance) during the most critical period of development.

From the very day your baby is born, it begins the learning process. Everything it sees, hears, feels and smells generates a link between its brain and nervous system.¹ These links stimulate a babies cerebral growth, potentially increasing its intelligence up to 10% more compared to babies cared under normal circumstances, and 25% more than those who are misunderstood or neglected. Furthermore, the child's IQ could potentially increase by 10 points as well.²

By correctly interpreting what your baby is communicating, you help your baby create more neuronal connections which stimulate a baby's intelligence. As stated in Independent Research a baby's brain grows 3.6 centimeters in the first month and 2.1 centimeters in the second. Stimulating neuronal connections in this growth period helps your baby convert this brain mass to functional, intellectual capacity. Within the first few months of development, a baby's voluntary and involuntary responses are created. These reactions continue with your child for life.

During a bout of crying, often well-meaning parents try to appease their child by offering it a bottle, possibly creating an involuntary response in which the baby associates boredom and stress with food. This response could be dangerous, leading to obesity, disease and/or eating disorders in later years.

Coupled with your natural maternal instincts, WhyCry® Mini helps you correctly comprehend and respond to your baby's feelings and emotions.

¹ Dr. Peter Huttenlocher, neurologist, Chicago Univesity
² Pedro Monagas Asensio, The Key to WhyCry is You: Understanding Your Baby Will Stimulate Its Development