Crying Baby? The Secret Meaning Of Those 5 Sounds

0-2 Months

As parents, we may feel extremely frustrated when our baby is crying and we cannot understand why…

Thankfully there is a way to learn and understand what your baby is trying to tell you.

Each baby is born with several newborn reflexes… some of which affect the way they cry.

A very talented Australian opera singer, Priscilla Dunstan, was able to identify 5 different crying sounds… and unlock their secret meaning!

Her discovery was actually studied across the world and confirm that, all newborn babies (0-3 months of age)… actually speak the same language 🤯

With a bit of practice, you too will be able to identify and understand what your baby is trying to tell you.

Here are the 5 sounds that Priscilla detected:

  1. Neh – Hunger 
  2. Owh – Sleepy
  3. Heh – Discomfort
  4. Eair – Lower gas
  5. Eh – Burp

Now… the best way to learn these sounds… is to hear them for yourself. 🎧 😉

Here is a hilarious interview between Priscilla and Oprah, where she reveals and explains each of them:

Be sure to track when your baby cries to spot any patterns.

For example, maybe your baby gets:

  • Overtired and needs to go down for a nap
  • or gets hungry after a certain amount of time between feedings
  • or tends to get gassy at certain a time of the day

ParentLove’s dedicated Crying activity has been designed to help you capture all the important details and spot patterns.

I hope you find this fascinating newborn language as helpful as my husband and I did… it really changed the game for us!

Lots of Love & Happy Parenting! 💕

P.S. To learn more about the Dunstan baby language, here is a link to her


DVD: Amazon Link

About Donatella

Dony is a mom of 2, who found her true passion supporting breastfeeding moms and new parents, in their journey into parenthood.

In addition to her personal experience, she has dedicated years studying the prenatal and postnatal period… and is constantly learning to better support new parents! 💕

She has supported hundreds of nursing mothers, taught classes and attended many births as a doula.

Dony has been trained and certified as a:

  • IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)
  • Certified Lactation Counselor
  • Newborn Care Specialist Educator
  • Birth Doula CD(DONA)
  • Gentle Birth Childbirth Educator

Together with her husband, they created the ParentLove app to help parents caring for their newborns. Learn more about our family!

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