So one answer could be that he is not crying because he feels heard and is content.
But if you feel that he is not only not crying but also not communicating very much, then I would suggest being more receptive. Just as adjusting the tuner on the radio can make the sound come through clearly, there are ways you can tune in to the questions, concerns and messages your baby conveys. The more you listen, the more baby tells you. The more baby is involved in the happenings of those around him, the more he has to talk about.
One lesson offered to modern society in Jean Liedloff’s groundbreaking work, The Continuum Concept is to let the world of babies be integrated with the world of the adults around them rather than keeping them in his “baby spaces” e.g. bed / cradle / playpen and with baby paraphernalia. Some new parents are so concerned not to disturb baby’s feeding and sleeping that they separate baby from the rest of the family, household and social activities. This often means missing out on all the fun – and remember that for baby, your work is a big part of the fun. If you have to leave what you are doing in order to attend to baby, the atmosphere may be stifled. Why not drop the formalities, carry on while carrying baby and let the ideas flow freely? The sling helps parents do just that. Babywearer-in-chief, Dr. Sears, writes:
Because baby is intimately involved in the mother and father’s world, she is exposed to, and participates in, the environmental stimuli that mother selects and is protected from those stimuli that bombard or overload her developing nervous system.
The sooner a mother gets comfortable nursing anytime, anywhere, the easier life will be for both mother and child. If one feels the need to go to a separate room or cover up every time baby nurses, it limits one’s mobility – no fun for mother or child. While Ask Amma does not endorse any diaper, she offers for your amusement this advertisement for Lugs
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The sling and the nursing kurta are two garments that helps moms stay involved in various activities, even while attending to little ones. This attention and involvement allows children greater exposure into the social behaviour of adults and also gives them a safe space to talk, listen and think.
In Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain describes how she came to embrace her quiet nature after a lifetime of trying to conform to social expectations to be the opposite, and invites readers to recognize the often overlooked strengths of introverts. She contends that contemporary American society has over the decades, come to presume a higher degree of extraversion than in the past, and than is comfortable for a large part of the population that thrives on solitude. She urges everyone to nurture environments that accommodate diverse personalities. When allowed to blossom on their own, introvert and extravert qualities will develop along with other aspects of one’s personality.