Preemie mommies, does your preemie.....

Amber - posted on 10/10/2009 ( 99 moms have responded )

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grunt and make weird noises all the time? I know they say preemie babies are noise, but does yours constantly make noise even in their sleep?

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Brandie - posted on 11/20/2009

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Yes my son made all kinds of noises early off but as he got older he stopped until he realized that he could make them. Then he just did it to hear himself. He snores really bad at night and cries out in his sleep but other than that he doesnt grunt or any of that like he use too. He is now 8 months.

Melissa - posted on 10/27/2009

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Yes he does! All of the time...he's my little grunter! I thought maybe it was a "boy" thing! lol My son was born @ 34 weeks and he grunts instead of cries normally!

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Nancy - posted on 05/13/2012

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Yes, they do grunt. The doc said its normal, it's due to their immature digestive system. The only thing that worked was her sleeping incline. Now a days they have the nap nanny. I would have def bought that.

Amber - posted on 10/20/2011

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not sure how to post questions so im a ask on here i have a 14 month old who was born 6 weeks early but now like i said hes 14 mon he doesnt situp at all or crawl and even when we sit him up he can only sit up for a few second should i be worried

Heather - posted on 12/26/2009

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Mine grunted like a piggy a lot of the time. She even did it in her sleep. And she especially did it when she was hungry. She's 3 months now and has stopped doing it for the most part. So now I wake up constantly to check on her because she is so quiet now.

Nancy - posted on 12/26/2009

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my preemie is now 2yrs old but I do remember that..I felt so sorry for my baby..the doc said it had to do with their digestive system...what help her was to sleep in an elevated position..I check out this website napnanny.com I wish I would have had this for my preemie.

Kenya - posted on 12/24/2009

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My son has a paralyzed left vocal cord and an elliptical shaped airway( due to his many intubations). So he makes a lot of noise, especially when he is sleeping. He makes lots of noise anyway but it can be really loud when he sleeps. He is 17 months now ( 13 months adjusted) and it is better but still present.

Jacquelyn - posted on 12/21/2009

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my son is18 months(16 months adjusted age),

he still sounds like a little goat when he sleeps, he grunts all night long, he has done it since day one, even his NICU nurses told use that its completely normal!!

Zoe - posted on 12/21/2009

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yes sammy did this and the first day of rooming in with him before he came home his scbu nurse actually said that he would make lots of grunting noises and i should nt let it worry me .

Marika - posted on 12/20/2009

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yes i was told is apremmie thing and a few people ive spoken to said the same

Jenna - posted on 12/20/2009

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After my daughter was born (31 weeks 6 days) I did a lot of reading on preemies so I would know what to expect and how to handle any obstacles that might come my way. I can tell you that preemies are more prone to crying out in their sleep without actually waking up. When my daughter was still in the NICU she would make all sorts of noises in her sleep and even when she was awake. I spent more time with her during her stay than her father did, and so once she came home I was accustomed to her noises and grunts. He would ask me if she needed something or if we should get her out of the crib and I would just tell him no, but that if he needed reassurance he could go get her. He soon found out that she was perfectly fine. Now, at almost 6 months, she doesn't make as many noises in her sleep, but she will wake up and cry for about a minute and then fall right back asleep at least 3 times every night. Good luck with everything!

Kelly - posted on 12/18/2009

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My preemie is older now, but I remember the first sleepless nights when he first came home. He was in the running for noisiest sleeper in the house. I was frequently checking his cradle.

Kristy - posted on 12/16/2009

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This is great to know my little man isn't the only one! My little boy was born at 33 weeks and was in Special Care Nursery (what we call it here in Australia) for 3 weeks....I noticed he was grunty and squeaky all the time too... I was told by my cousin that it was quite normal for premi's. Nobody at SCN ever told me that! All they would say was "oh yeah that's normal"..but didn't specify it was only with premi's. I used to freak out about it too... and would be constantly waking up to his little squeaks and grunts and little gobbling type noises...He is 7 mths old now and not as bad...but awake or asleep he grunts and makes a lot of noise!

Raine - posted on 12/16/2009

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Yes! My son was 33 weeks when he was born. He grunts all the time, when he is awake and while he is sleeping. I constantly check on him especially at night to make sure he is okay...the nurses at the NICU said it was normal that preemies are noisy

Leslie - posted on 12/15/2009

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My son was born at 30 weeks, he is 11 months old now and from day one he snored like an old man!

Angel - posted on 12/14/2009

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my daughter sounds like a lamb when she cries and grunts like she is going potty ALL the time I told my doctor about it and she said she was fine she just makes noises

Julia - posted on 11/22/2009

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oh yeah, mine is 9 months now and he still "talks" in his sleep, he also has been snoring sence birth. I didnt know that was common in preemies, i wonderd why he does it so much.

Bridgette - posted on 11/22/2009

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im starting to get irritated!!!! I am learning more from reading this page then what the doctors told me....dont get me wrong, right now, im blessed to have found this group...I have been freaking out cause my daughter makes these noises in her sleep all the time.....I never noticed it as much at the hospital cause of the feeding tubes and being in the incub...(her house as htey called it) ..and she left quick after she went into a crib...about all I could do was feed her, I didnt know she was sleeping at that point case she barely opened her eyes...NOW, I know she is sleeping..and making these noises.I thought somthing was wrong, im always jumping up to check on her and get NO SLEEP AT ALL!!!!!.I planned on talking to doctor about it monday, I was worried, why dont they tell you this when u have your preemie? does anyone know where I can go, to read up on preemies...like, a guide to everythig u might encounter with them?
Thanks Bri

Cassana - posted on 11/22/2009

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hey, yeah my first son use to 'grunt' untill he was about 21 months. It was due to mild laryngomalacia, which is where the larynx are slightly more relaxed than normal so when they breath it makes that odd grunting noise. It's not serious and they normally grow out of it by the time they're 2 or so. It's not harmful and it doesn't hurt them it just makes the funny noise :) hope this is useful x

Delaney - posted on 11/21/2009

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yeah my daughter made all kinds of noises! sleeping or awake. very normal

Theresa - posted on 11/20/2009

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YES! He doesn't anymore, but up until about 3 months it seems like that's all he ever did.

Emily - posted on 11/12/2009

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GO and see an ENT could be lyringomylasia. A floppiness af the trechea that causes noisy breathing.

JANIEN - posted on 11/04/2009

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yip, i have twins (boy & girl) and my son used to do that all the time!!! But it stopped somewhere along the road so you can relax in knowing it won't stay that way forever!!!:-)

Zoe - posted on 11/03/2009

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yes even now both mine were prem babies and they are both 8 and 9 years old and they talk alot in their sleep but when they were only babies they did make alot of noise in their sleep. so really with my 2 this has carried on.

Kimberly - posted on 11/01/2009

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Oh yes! When we first brought Joseph home I had to constantly check on him to make sure he was still breathing...his grunting and wheezing sometimes made me think he was choking or having a hard time breathing.

Brandie - posted on 10/27/2009

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Yes! My son is 7 months and don't do it all the time anymore but he still does is some. But right after we got to bring him home all he did was grunt. When he was awake, asleep or anytime.

Kylie - posted on 10/24/2009

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Joseph is now 6 months and is just growing out of this. When he came home he made a racket, sounded like a cross between a baby goat and pig with a bad cold, oh and creaky door! I've never heard anything like it, but now he doesn't do it, I miss it!

Anna - posted on 10/21/2009

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Mine is 6 now and he still does. I remember very clearly the first night we spent with him in the hospital before we brought him home. Neither my husband or I slept a wink all night for getting up to check on him to make sure he was alright. Now he giggles and talks in his sleep (but both parents do this as well). He was 8 weeks early.

Heather - posted on 10/20/2009

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My son was born at 29 weeks and he made all kinds of noises. Hes 2 1/2 now and hasnt made noises like that in a long time.

Devon - posted on 10/20/2009

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Yes...my son makes the weirdest & funniest noises even in his sleep...I'm told he will out grow it

Mary - posted on 10/17/2009

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Actually, when Ariana was born, I was at 24 weeks. She never made noises. She was always content and quiet. I always had to check on her to make sure she was breathing and still alive.

Brittany - posted on 10/16/2009

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when my daughter was a preme she made all kind of noises when she was sleeping. it freaked me out. she was in the hospital for 9 days. i was always getting up and checking her. she is just about 10 months old now and im still doing it.

Katarina - posted on 10/16/2009

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yes!!! he grunts, growls, snores...you name it! at first i kept worrying even tho the nurses at NICU told me it was to be expected....now i'm used to it and he seems totally fine!

Crystal - posted on 10/16/2009

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I am sooo...glad someone started this convo' b/c I was going too... :) My daughter grunts/whimpers/fusses...etc in her sleep. It has been crazy for us 1st time parents...lol :) We just got her home from the NICU a few days ago. She will be 7 weeks tomorrow & we would visit the hospital all the time & just thought she was making noise b/c she heard our voices, now I know she just does that all the time...

Kim - posted on 10/16/2009

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My preemie is going to be 18 in Feb. and reading all these posts about their little ones making noise in their sleep brings back so many memories. I never even realized it was something out of the ordinary until reading this. My son weighed 3 pounds 2 ounces when he was born and he was a month early. He always made sounds in his sleep. The grunting stopped eventually, but it turned into what they called night terrors until he was about 8. I miss those grunting sounds now that he will soon be an adult. Have fun and enjoy them while they are young, they grow up VERY fast :)

Erin - posted on 10/15/2009

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My preemie son is now 6 months old and he started out grunting in his sleep and now it has turned to baby talk in his sleep. It is sooo freakin cute! but it can get annoying at times because he is not quiet about it.

Jessyka - posted on 10/15/2009

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I had a 3 and a half month preemie and he made noise ALL THE TIME!! LOL He made noise all the time like a little goat, but everyone said it was noraml and they all do it. I hope everything goes well if you need to talk about anything let me know.

Pamela - posted on 10/15/2009

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Yep, all night long. Other moms at teh Dr said the same thing. She will be 1 on Oct 21st and the grunting stopped a long time ago.

Monika - posted on 10/15/2009

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Yes, definitely! My daughter was born at 33 weeks, and when she came home we couldn't believe the constant noise. It sounded like we had our own zoo around here. LOL She's now 4 months actual/2 months corrected and the noises are much, much less (almost gone most times).

Nina - posted on 10/15/2009

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Oh yes!! i have preemie twins they are now 5months the both are noisy breathers Lilah was the smallest and she always sounds raspy her twin Brianah was very noisy and we were concerned so we took her to doc she has a premature condition called Laryngomalicia...he larynx and voice box is very narrow which makes for loud breathing and difficult eating....she is now the smallest when at birth was the biggest. If you are concernd just ask the doc. But most preemie babies make lots of noises ; )

Danielle - posted on 10/15/2009

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I had 6 preemies and they all sounded like little piglets or puppies,lol.

Lyn - posted on 10/15/2009

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My daughter was a 33weeker and she "talks" away in her sleep! Even talks with her hands while sleeping! IT really intrigues my inlaws because they've never spent time with a preemie, but its pretty common with preemies. My daughter is 4months now and is slowly stopping with it!

Mazariegos - posted on 10/15/2009

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yes... I have a son that was 31weeks premature and he is now 2 1/2 and healthy...but yes he made a snoring soumd and grunting all day and i was so worried but the dr kept telling me not to worry he will grow into his adnoids..so don't worry it will eventually go away as he grows....

Alda - posted on 10/15/2009

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My twins were born at 28 weeks. The one came home after three months and my goodness was she noisy. We also used to call them dinosaur noises - daddy said she sounded like a raptosaurous (sp?). The other one came home after four months and never made those noises. Now they're 13 months and snore like crazy lol

Julie - posted on 10/15/2009

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Yes they do I have an ex 28 week premature baby he made all the time and still dose he and he 18 not corrected and 16 corrected

Kelly - posted on 10/15/2009

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yeah he was the most noisy when he was asleep and when they are preemies that is the majority of the time lol. Premmies are definately challenging for your nerves! i was very nervous but i got used to it. My bubba is 3 now and i didn't know of anything like this where i could talk to other mums of preemies, so if you ever need to talk drop me line.

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