Getting to know your baby and his body language is going to help you know when your baby is tired, hungry, sick, needing some quiet time, or ready to play and engage with you. Understanding your baby’s sleep cues will make things much easier for you to get your baby into a routine and good sleep patterns.
Here are the signs to look out for to see when your baby is tired:
- Fussing, whining, crying, screaming
- Glazed stare, looking away, turning head away and/ or arching back
- Clenched fists
- Waving arms and legs, jerking limb movements
- Seeking Comfort by sucking or feeding
- Facial grimacing
- Pulling up knees
When your baby gets a bit older and is mobile you will notice your baby being less coordinated and bumping into things, falling over, and spilling things more easily.