Why does my baby grunt?

Kaylee - posted on 05/11/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Why does my three week old baby grunt so much?

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Sarah - posted on 05/12/2010

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I just figured it was his way of kind of communicating that didn't involve crying! I filmed it because I thought it was so cute!

Sarah - posted on 05/12/2010

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My son did the same thing. His doctor noticed it at one of his checkups and said "Oh you've got a grunter!" But, that's all she said. Don't worry about your baby grunting. He's almost 8 months and still does it from time to time lol.

Sarah - posted on 05/12/2010

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idk but i had my daughter in january and she did the same thing it goes away

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Kasandra - posted on 05/12/2010

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my 8 month old did that when she was younger and she still do it now, I think your baby is grunting as a form of playing

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my son outgrew it. now he only grunts when he's pooping. he's 3 months now and is a lot more vocal in other ways!

Dolina - posted on 05/12/2010

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Our baby is 2 weeks old (today) and he's been grunting for the past week or so, he has also started growling more and he does this cute little grunt when he is eating his bottle. I think it means they are contented and satisfied :)

User - posted on 05/12/2010

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My daughter is 7 weeks and does the same thing. It is cute listening to her. She also "sigh hums" in her sleep at times.

Kelly - posted on 05/12/2010

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It's completely normal and I think every baby grunts at first. My theory is it's one way they start making sounds and understand what their lil voice boxes can do. It's so cute. I already kind of miss those first couple of months, although I'm loving the more interaction of 5 months also, including more vocalization.

Sara - posted on 05/12/2010

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my daughter does it too, it is so cute and funny. My favorite part is her daddy does it back to her and its like a weird little conversation. I'm going to try to sneak record it, I just love it.

Tyneisha - posted on 05/12/2010

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They just do. As simple as it sounds. I recorded it and took played it for my son's ped. It's normal. they do it for the first couple of months and then they outgrow it. If you listen at night, they grunt, squeal and even scream in their sleep.

Heather - posted on 05/11/2010

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My 7 week old baby has been grunting since the day she was born. I think it's just normal baby behavior, trying out her voice and wahtnot. Just wait - she will soon start to growl at you and then it will get really funny!

Katarina - posted on 05/11/2010

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My son did this to!! I never was given a reason other then it's normal, lol. It was soooo cute.

Katie - posted on 05/11/2010

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I am not sure why your baby grunts, but my 4 week old daughter does the SAME thing, maybe its because they have full bellys, kinda like lil puppies do ... or maybe just the sound they are most comfortable making right now.

Kasandra - posted on 05/12/2010

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my 8 month old did that when she was younger and she still do it now, I think your baby is grunting as a form of playing

Kelly - posted on 05/12/2010

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It's completely normal and I think every baby grunts at first. My theory is it's one way they start making sounds and understand what their lil voice boxes can do. It's so cute. I already kind of miss those first couple of months, although I'm loving the more interaction of 5 months also, including more vocalization.

Heather - posted on 05/11/2010

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My 7 week old baby has been grunting since the day she was born. I think it's just normal baby behavior, trying out her voice and wahtnot. Just wait - she will soon start to growl at you and then it will get really funny!

Katie - posted on 05/11/2010

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I am not sure why your baby grunts, but my 4 week old daughter does the SAME thing, maybe its because they have full bellys, kinda like lil puppies do ... or maybe just the sound they are most comfortable making right now.

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