Your Child begins crying differently to express a variety of emotions.
No two babies are the same, but in general, intense rhythmic cries usually signify hunger; slow rhythmic cries usually signify tiredness; while high pitched, non-rhythmic cries may suggest pain. Try to listen carefully and interpret your little one’s cries to learn what Your Child likes and dislikes.
How to support this development
Attend to Your Child whenever you hear your little one crying so that they feel safe and predictable. This will also strengthen the bond between you two and teach them that their communication skills work and that they can cry without feeling guilty.
Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.
Source: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).
Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (10 June 2021)