Differentiating why a baby cries

I believe the best way to be able to differentiate a baby cry is by knowing your baby well. I spend all day with Charlie so I know the difference between hungry, tired, wet, etc. I didn't realize how well I knew it until my mother was hanging out with him one day and said she didn't know what was wrong and without batting an eye I told her he was bored and wanted to be walked around. THAT FELT AWESOME! I'm really not sure there's any other way to be able to tell the difference except for being around them as much as possible.

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    05/21/14
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    05/21/14
    Around the house I don't hear it much, but since we're at the rental houses every night, the grammas take turns watching him for a few hours. Since they only see him for a few hours here and there, they don't really catch on that quickly. Which is fine, they figure it out after they go through their own checklists, but it is a great feeling to know what he's saying without saying anything :)
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      05/21/14
      Most of the time when my step son cries, he's hungry lol he eats constantly now! and he usually cries when his belly aches.
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        05/21/14
        I agree, and to know him as well i do is awesome, we only get them on the weekends so i try to pay attention to him as much as possible so I know what I can do for him. I also noticed here lately that he likes to sit up and watch tv, he cant be laying down to watch it lol
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          05/21/14
          amanda
          Its a funny thing but moms just know usually. About two months ago we went out for about an hour, my mom had both our girls and my fiances sister watched the baby. When we got back to our house the baby was awake and very fussy. His sister had no idea what was wrong with him but the second I heard him crying I knew he needed a clean diaper. lol I don't know how but you start to differentiate different cries. There is a product that they put out that is like a baby monitor that can translate the baby's cries by picking up patterns. When you first use it, once you figure out what the baby wants you push a button on it that says hungry, diaper change, etc and it stores it so when it picks up the same sound again it will tell you what that sound means. Definitely good for moms who have relatively quite babies or for a situation where someone else is watching your baby. I'm not 100% on the pricing of it.
          You can check it out here:
          http://www.crytranslator.com/en/
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