My 5 week old son grunts all night long, almost like hes in pain. Is this normal? Or any remedies? When I go check on him hes not hungry, he also has a clean diaper and I've tried gas drops to see if it was gas. The grunting goes on allllll night long.

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Casey - posted on 03/04/2009

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it might be strider. it's just a noise they make. there are a lot of reasons for it. my baby makes it because she has laringomalaise, meaning her larynx is underdeveloped and she makes this grunty snoring when she's aslep, and she sounds like she's purring when she's awake. it's probably nothing to worry about, and it will go away as the baby gets older, usually always by the time they're a year old.

Lilly - posted on 03/04/2009

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my son is now 2, when he was only 2 weeks old he done that all the time too it was down to him being constipated and it was ok in the day but nite was the time he got all bunged up. all i done was hole his feet and bend his knees and rock his legs back and forth it helps relive him. i still have t do it now some times. hope this helps

Ashley - posted on 12/13/2013

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Try Gripe water by baby bliss. My 6 week old had the same problem And now not a peep!

Cassie - posted on 03/04/2009

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my son had the same thing on grunting. He was in pain and our remedy was gripe water. Once you had the gripe water he fell asleep and the grunting stopped. But some babies just grunt, so see what is best for your baby

Danielle - posted on 03/04/2009

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My son did that as well, but he also had other symptoms (lots of arching his back and lots of watery burping, they sounded like he was going to spit up but he never did), the doctor thought he had gastric reflux (heartburn) and recomended some things.  So you could check with your doctor if there are more symptoms than just the grunting. 

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Carine - posted on 03/04/2009

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Hes growing! My little boy, who is now almost 6 mo. grunted a lot while he was sleeping too...Its growing pains!

Brooklyn - posted on 03/04/2009

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My outlook on it is that if he is clean, dry, sleeping, and not hungry, then don't poke the lion and take a nap!

Amber - posted on 03/04/2009

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My son makes all kinds of noises when he sleeps. He snores too! Its just how he is. Its part of his personality I guess you could say. But if your worried about it though maybe you could try a humidifier.

Leah - posted on 03/04/2009

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Yes my daughter is 9 weeks and she still does this sometimes. i think it is just the way some babies sleep. She'll grunt for awhile and then stop. I don't think it is anything to be worried about! It is just more annoying than anything! He just wants you to know he is there! Good luck! Beautiful baby by the way!

Rebecca - posted on 03/04/2009

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My daughter use to do that in her sleep as well. She was not pain she just "talked" in her sleep. She still does that now and she is 11 months. She did suffer from constipation though if his belly is hard then that could be the problem. If not then the possibilities is that he is just a chatty baby. You get use to the sound. If the tone changes then it would wake you up. If you are really worried then go and see a doctor.

Jennifer - posted on 03/04/2009

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My baby boy did that to. He is now 2months and still grunts alot. Nothing worng with him though, he is just a noisy baby. As long as your baby is eating, and having bms, and not crying like he is in pain. I would not worry about it. Believe me you will get used to a few hours of sleep (due to the fact you lay there and listen to every grunt making sure everything is ok).

Jennifer - posted on 03/04/2009

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Have you tried the glycerin suppositories? My oldest child did something like that when she was a baby. If he's asleep he also could be sleeping.

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