Even though we may be concerned about every little whimper our babies make, the Medical Daily website explains that a large portion of their tantrums may actually be fake! The site says that babies often fake cry because it's an easy way to get a mother's attention.
They said that fake crying can be identified by the pauses a baby makes while waiting to see if Mom is paying attention, as well as the positive behavior (laughing and smiling) displayed immediately after the crying. Even though this may be frustrating to exhausted parents, the site says that this behavior is totally normal and actually a good thing.
Fake crying is the earliest form of deception and it shows the cognitive ability to understand cause and effect! While all of that may seem like a complicated explanation for fake crying, it's exactly what this sweet little one is doing.
As soon as Mom asks what's wrong, she breaks out in a whimper that's totally comical. Instead of sobbing, the little one starts a choppy cry only seen in the movies.