Does you baby talk in her sleep?

Bridget - posted on 03/05/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 10 week old sometimes wakes up mid-nap or mid-night and talks, sometimes cries in her sleep. When I go to check on her her eyes are still closed. She usually stops after 10 minutes or so, sometimes I let her go 30 minutes. Its hard to tell if she's awake and wants to eat (formula fed every 4 hours-night time sometimes 5-7 hours) or just passing through some sleep transition. I'm trying not to get her up in the middle of the night if she is not truly hungry but its hard to tell...does anyone else have this issue with their baby? How long do you let them talk or cry before you get them up? And does this ever stop?!? Even though she might be asleep at night talking, I'm up listening to it!

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Beverly - posted on 03/07/2010

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My son did and my niece> its a very usual thing> it scared me the first time he did so i called my sis to see if my niece had done it> it is called nighttare is what the dr told them> it is when the baby has been around something that has scared them in the day or past> Like something from the tv they hear or saw, parents arguing, just image of mommy or daddy might never come back> Usually they calm down with in 5 to 15 mints> we have been more carefully of what we watch with him around and listen to even make sure we try to keep or disagreements until bed time and talked it ouf>we have notice that have completly stop> some every now and again> and if you are awake and want sooth your baby by picking them up and whispering its ok mommy and\or daddy is here you are ok works to> i hope this helps>

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Candice - posted on 03/07/2010

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That make alot of sense! I'm going to start being more careful, i didnt think it would effect him yet but hearing that im totally going to be more aware

Liz - posted on 03/06/2010

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Ivy cries, and she looks pained sometimes. I understand! If it's just a small whine, I leave her be. But sometimes she'll squeal like getting a shot and start crying... honestly, I go up to her and lightly hold her arm and -soothingly- shush her, sometimes say things that I say when she's awake and crying ('it's okay, you're fine") really quietly. I think it helps cuz she knows I'm there, in a way. If it goes on too long I wake her up very gently and every time so far she's opened her eyes, looked at me, stopped, and went back to sleep. I can't imagine letting her do it for 30 minutes, that must be hell for you!

Michele - posted on 03/06/2010

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My 12 week old does the same thing, she babbles and even sometimes cries in her sleep. I will ignore it for a few minutes and she usually stops, if it continues I know she is really up and I tend to her.

Candice - posted on 03/06/2010

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My son is 8 weeks and just started crying and even laughing in his sleep! The crying kills me though cuz its just out of nowhere and he seems so upset, so when he does it try to sooth him without waking him.

Alane - posted on 03/05/2010

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My daughter is 10 weeks old also and does the same thing! She is very noisy when she is sleeping. My husband and I have learned to tell the difference between her "waking up/hungry" noises and her "transition" noises. Once she starts grunting and whinning a bit is when we get her and change/feed her. But if its her softer babbles we say she is just talking to her butterflies (she has a butterfly mobile), and if its sighs and noises like you make when your streaching then she is moving around and will quiet down after about 10mins if its longer we go in and check on her. I don't know if it ever ends... i'd like to know too! I, like you, hear all of it due to be a very light sleeper and always wake up.

Darlene - posted on 03/05/2010

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My older son did that. Eventually, I got used to when I was needed and when he was just talking in his sleep. He's now 2 and still talks in his sleep on occasion.

Good luck!

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