Sounds interesting, isn't it? When I came across this sentence(babies don't cry in Africa) in an article, I was like wait..what? Then after reading the reason behind why they don't, I was totally convinced. They are mostly well wrapped in a cloth and clinged behind their mom's or dad's back. So they find it way more relaxing and warmer than being left in the stroller.
Do you think babies look for attention and touch instead of which they feel insecure and get scared? And in the end, they speak in the language they are all fluent in, crying..:)
Wish you all have a great day!
A while ago, I went shopping in a store. As I was looking at some clothes, I noticed this little baby clinging to her grandma's scarf. I looked at her and gave her a little smile. She seemed to like it so much that whenever I turned my face away from her, she would make angry noises. She wanted me to look at her and smile over and over. In my experience, babies need attention to the extent that sometimes you need to hide yourself from them. hehe
Let me first travel to Africa to see some of those ''gentle'' babies. Then, I'll come and give you my opinion about them. :D Maybe I'll take a selfie with them as well. ;)
Thank you all for your comments. Great to know about your views!:)
@Nada, Aha, yes when it comes to learning, Africa and Africans can teach us some great way to deal with many daily chores:)
@Gideon, after I went throw some articles, I think it's not a metaphorical phrase. Though they are not pin drop silent but cry less compared to the European or American babies:D
@Vera, thanks for sharing your views and you have observed it quite well. I too have no idea why parents do that, maybe we should ask them the reason!:D
@John G., well. I have never been to Africa, nor do I have many evidence to back it up, however, some of the reasons I read in the articles sounds convincing to me.
@Anne, aha, you said it...you have a contagious smile:D BTW, we will be waiting for your opinion once you back from Africa and, don't forget to share the selfie:)