At this early age, crying is a
baby's only form of communication. At first, all of a baby's cries sound the same.
parents soon recognize different types of cries for hunger, discomfort, frustration,
tiredness, and even loneliness. Sometimes, a baby's cries can easily be answered with
feeding or a diaper change. Other times, the cause of the crying can be a mystery.
crying stops as quickly as it begins. But whatever the cause, it's important to respond
to your baby's cries with a comforting touch and words. This helps your baby learn
trust you and rely on you for love and security. You may also use warmth and rocking
movements to comfort your baby.