Proving that there’s an iPhone app for almost everything, Cry Translator is now available to translate a baby’s cries.
Researchers discovered infants had five distinct, universal yells – regardless of language – indicating whether the tot is hungry, annoyed, tired, stressed or bored.
A team led by Dr Antonio Portugal Ramírez, a Spanish paediatrician, devised a program to analyse the sound through the phone’s mic, and display the translation.
Not is all sweetness and light in the world of baby translation:
The makers claim 96 per cent accuracy. But parenting experts believe it could make people rely on technology, not instinct and experience.
Siobhan Freegard, of website Netmums.com, said: “Learning to interpret cries is part of the bonding process and forms the foundation for good communication.”