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Video: Baby cues that say ‘I need a break’

Babies who are four months and older might not always be ready for a nap after their play time. Sometimes, they are looking for a change of pace or activity. So what do these baby cues look like?

If your baby wants a break from what he’s doing, he might:

  • turn his head away from you
  • squirm or kick.

Watch the video to find more signs that your baby is wants to change activity and to see these baby cues in action.

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Last updated or reviewed
28-08-2012

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