Quieter Nights with your Baby

We’re told that every baby goes through Purple Crying and that it’s normal to go through witching hours in the evening.  We’re told that there’s nothing we can do but to let them cry it out one way or the other.  We know deep down that something is not right, that your baby needs something from us. 

 

However, the babies that have used the EC Seat or practiced elimination communication do not experience either. The EC Seat team intends to find the exact reason through clinical studies.  But the general consensus at the time of writing this article is that parents were actually not fulfilling the 4th basic need.  I’m talking about what the baby wants when they cry and not the read to them and stimulate their minds with a colorful environment needs.  When babies cry, they want to eat, sleep, comfort and elimination.  Efficiently fulfilling them all and you’ll have a happy quiet baby.

 

Does this mean your baby will never cry if you are awesome parents?  No of course not.  Since your baby can’t speak, she’ll be telling you her needs via body language and screams.  So, it’s natural that sometimes you won’t be able to decipher her needs at 3am in the morning.  Luckily 93% of communication is nonverbal.  See this article to learn more.  It’s a long article to disprove the myth that only 7% is verbal.  Ironically, the 2 studies that derives this numbers are perfectly suited to how babies will communicate to their parents, in short syllabus sounds.

 

Here is an excerpt.

"The fact is Professor Mehrabian's research had nothing to do with giving speeches, because it was based on the information that could be conveyed in a single word.

Subjects were asked to listen to a recording of a woman's voice saying the word "maybe" three different ways to convey liking, neutrality, and disliking. They were also shown photos of the woman's face conveying the same three emotions. They were then asked to guess the emotions heard in the recorded voice, seen in the photos, and both together. The result? The subjects correctly identified the emotions 50 percent more often from the photos than from the voice.

In the second study, subjects were asked to listen to nine recorded words, three meant to convey liking (honey, dear, thanks), three to convey neutrality (maybe, really, oh), and three to convey disliking (don't, brute, terrible). Each word was pronounced three different ways. When asked to guess the emotions being conveyed, it turned out that the subjects were more influenced by the tone of voice than by the words themselves.

Professor Mehrabian combined the statistical results of the two studies and came up with the now famous—and famously misused—rule that communication is only 7 percent verbal and 93 percent non-verbal. The non-verbal component was made up of body language (55 percent) and tone of voice (38 percent).”

 

Try taking care of her elimination needs.  You'll find that your baby will cry much less when all her needs are satisfied.

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