Scientists have for ages tried to decipher the meaning behind a baby's cries, now an iPhone application called the Cry Translator claims to successfully interpret this meaning.
Using patented technology, the Cry Translator examines tone and duration of the cries and matches them to one of the five options: hungry, sleepy, annoyed, stressed or bored.
Thereafter, it offers guidelines on how to treat a child according to his/her cries.
News.com.au quoted the Cry Translator's developers Pedro Barrera and Luis Meca as telling the Daily Mail: "These five cries are universal to all babies regardless of culture or language.
"Every baby has a unique accent and tone, just as adults do," says the app's Spanish developer Biloop Technologic.
"These inflections combined with a familiar cry pattern allow parents/caregivers over time to decipher their baby's cries.
"For example, a stressed cry has a strong, short sound, falls slowly and then rises again, whereas a hungry cry is high-pitched and energetic."
It reportedly took almost six years to create the technology on which the application runs.
According to Biloop, the application was scientifically proven to be 90 percent accurate when it was tested in the paediatric department of Clinic Hospital Juaneda Menorca.
It is currently available for 9.99 dollars in the Apple's iTunes App Store for US, UK and Spain.