Crying is one of the few ways your baby can communicate with you. They’re expressing themselves the best way they can – and it can mean so much. Hearing your baby cry can be heartbreaking, but learning their different cries can help you work out how they’re feeling and what they need from you. In this lesson, Edwina, our super midwife, explains how to work out why your baby is crying and what to do depending on the type of cry.
Swaddling allows baby to self-soothe by keeping their arms up, so they can rub their cheeks and suck their thumb. This gives them more comfort and makes them less likely to wake in the middle of the night.