I'm reading a sleep book right now, which has me thinking about sleep/hungry cues and some of the silly ones my kids have had.
When Jack was a baby, he would suck on his fist when he was sleepy. When he wanted to nurse he would just divebomb at my chest or do this weird lamprey-like sucking thing along my collarbone. Now, he's the master of the hundred-yard-stare.
I can tel how tired Rhys is by the strength of his bite. He loves to nom on the knuckle of my finger (bent and turned sideways). When he is awake and alert, he just kind of noms with enough pressure to soothe his gums. When he is starting to get tired, he chomps a bit more forcefully. When I am holding him, and he chomps on my shoulder or my finger with all of his might, I know I had better put him to bed NOW lol. And, if he's lying down and is hungry he will roll onto his side and root toward the bed/blanket that he is laying on. As if the mattress or floor has a boob.
So, tell me Feb2013, what funny or strange cues does your baby give?