I very rarely see the Oprah show. My mother, on the other hand, watches it frequently. She called me the other day to tell me about a show featuring an Australian woman, Priscilla Dunstan, who has discovered that all babies have a unique language. She shared some fantastic tips to quiet a crying baby. Priscilla claims there are five basic cries that all babies are born using. After about the fourth month, however, they start to lose the usage of these “words” if they weren’t responded to according to the type of cry.One of these cries is a “heh” sound. The translation is pain or discomfort. So the morning after my mom told me about the baby language, I was surprised to notice my son making the “heh” sound. I changed his diaper. It didn’t stop. I tried moving him around, rocking him, checking his gums to see if he was acting sensitive to teething pain – but I couldn’t figure out what, if anything, was making him uncomfortable. That’s when I noticed his forhead was too warm.He had a fever! It was not a severe fever, but certainly enough to make him uncomfortable. I do think it was due to teething, but I was surprised how easily I was able to decipher the meaning of his cry.Right at this moment, my son is asleep on my lap and I’m doing a terrible job of typing with one hand. He had started to make the cry that is described as the “tired” cry. Amazing, it really sounded like she said. I didn’t have to wonder if he was having other issues. I just went straight to rocking him, and it knocked him out. Subsequently, I’ll have to fix a lot of typing when I’m done, but he is peacefully sleeping.I found a small clip of the Oprah show featuring Priscilla Dunstan which shows babies crying, using those five key sounds. It’s just amazing. There’s also a special website, and there will be a DVD out soon.My son is 5 1/2 months old now, so he has lost some of the clarity to these baby sounds, but if your baby is younger, these tips for a crying baby will certainly be very useful. All it takes is a visit to Oprah’s website and a peek at that video clip, and you’ll be convinced.