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User - posted on 11/08/2012
My daughter is almost 14 months and has done this everytime she falls asleep (at night or for a nap) since birth. It worried me at first but now it annoys me.lol she does it all night long and i am a very light sleeper so needless to say i don't get much sleep anymore. Any ideas as to how to stop it?
Sarah - posted on 05/11/2010
Our son has grunted since he was a week old. I find it funny, but when he started to do through the night...Not so funny. People comment on him grunting and he is doing it less and less every day. I think they will grow out of it. We dont hear five year olds gunting!! At least none I know....
Raquel - posted on 04/09/2014
My daughter grunts too. she stopped a while back but now at 12,13 weeks shes starting again. I think they might do it for different reasons. Sometimes she just doesn't like something or she wants to be standing or seating. Now for example i thought she was doing it cause she does like to fact she needs to fall asleep but she just spit out some milk. So she was not feeling well. Sometimes its just hard to say,
Mrs Asraf - posted on 06/21/2010
my baby grunts alot in her sleep. and yes they will grow out of it. pd said its their way of adapting to the whole phase of developing and growing up.. clearing their throat.. breathing in and out.... and even learning to release the bowel movements. be very careful not to misdiagnose it as constipation. some parents will claim that their babies are grunting because they are constipated. as a result, pds will suggest stimulants. which can be a double edged sword. babies will not learn to release the bowels on their own, then. however, if you know baby is getting enough milk, he or she will be less likely to get constipated.. and if you notice theres a change in his or her stool, you might want to go the pd. or even hard stool.
above and beyond all that, they will grow out of it. i wouldnt want you to worry.
Hannah - posted on 06/11/2010
he has slowed down on his grunting but still does it alot, not all the time now though and i hav learned to sort of sleep through it!! when i wake up during the night and he's still grunting a bit!! but he's just started talking and smiling alot!! its sooo cute
Rachel - posted on 05/25/2010
all baby's try making different sounds with my eldest he used to wheeze a bit like having a bad asthma attack but when doctor looked at him it was just a noise he liked making this time round i have a grunter i wouldn't worry he's probably just trying to figure out what noises he can make
Katie - posted on 05/22/2010
My son is 8 weeks old and he has been grunting ever since he was born!! Everyone would comment on it lol but he doesn't really grunt anymore he just coo's and tries to talk all the time : ) It is perfectly normal some babies are just more vocal than others
Shannon - posted on 05/18/2010
Oh wow, my daughter has been doing this for about almost 2 months. When we went in for her one month visit, I asked her pediatrician about that. He said she is probably trying to sleep thru but doesn't know how to get herself to do that without being disturbed by hunger or a bowel movement. She does this around 3/4 a.m. and will go on till 6 a.m. I have not had sleep over this because her grunting is loud. It's weird because she will grunt like she is pushing something out and then in the morning she will have her bowel. Hopes this goes away soon because my first daughter didn't have this at all. So, this is new to me.
Shikha - posted on 05/13/2010
sometimes there is abit of gunk or mucous left behind from the time of their birth. my baby has been doing that since he was born. now it is slowing down. i clean his nose with cotton bud every day.sometimes saline drops or using a nasal aspirator helps but consult ur doc first if it is really bothering u. otherwise it will go away when they r able to blow their nose.
Christine - posted on 05/12/2010
My little girl has been a noisy sleeper from the time she was born. A nurse in th hospital even checked her out because she was worried about a breathing problem but everything is fine. It actually makes me feel btter to hear her noises at night now. When she sleeps quiet is is when I feel the need to check on her.
Courtney - posted on 05/12/2010
My son was premature and I actually thought it was a preemie thing...he grunts in his sleep all the time. It is loud and it took me a while to realize he wasn't awake. Everything I read says that it is normal and a lot of babies do it. Freaked us out for a while though!!
Shelley - posted on 05/11/2010
yes, my son grunts a lot too, sometimes he sounds just like a little pig! He snores in his sleep, and sometimes his breathing is very rough sounding during feedings. He's almost 8 weeks and shows no sign of growing out of it yet. I guess it's normal, doesn't seem to bother him at all.
Kayla - posted on 05/11/2010
My little girl grunts so much day and night when shes awake and when shes sleeping. I asked the doctor and she said sometimes a baby will grunt instead of making cooing sounds. I don't think it is anything to worry about but I know at night it is quite annoying. I think shes awake but shes just grunting in her sleep.
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