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Do babies have ways of communicating?

Series: Dr. Universe | Story 1

Last updated 1/18/2020 at 2:26pm

Jalen, aged 12, from North Carolina asked Dr. Universe whether babies have ways of communicating.

Dr. Universe responds:

Dear Jalen,

Babies can communicate in a few different ways. For the most part, they use their emotions.

Humans come into the world crying, but that’s actually a good thing. In a way, babies start communicating from the moment they are born. Of course, it can be hard for their caregivers to know exactly what they mean with all those cries.

It takes some time, but caregivers can learn to pick up on what different cries are signaling. For example, a baby might be hungry, n...

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