Have you heard of the Infant Cries Translator App? This mobile phone application aims to decode the reason why a newborn baby cries between things such as hunger, tiredness, pain or a wet diaper.
In 2015, a group of researchers from the National Taiwan University Hospital Yunlin developed this application through a two-year study which involves recording 200,000 baby sounds from 100 newborns and compiling them into a huge online database. The app works by listening to your crying baby for around 15 seconds, compares it to the database and interprets the results. According to the study, the accuracy of the results were up to 92% for under 2 week-old babies and up to 84 % for 2 months old and below. Isn’t it an amazing tool for us parents?
I bet a lot of first-time parents (or even experienced parents) can relate to this struggle with regards to our baby’s crying episodes. This is especially true during the first three months when we may find it hard to guess the reason why our little angel is crying. Without knowing the root of the problem, it will also be difficult for us to address our baby’s needs. Hence, knowing why our little baby cries is important in order for us to give them the optimum care and appropriate intervention in a timely manner.
In this article, we’ll look over the primary reasons why babies cry so frequently, and how you can help them feel better.