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baby making weird grunting noises in sleep

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miniegg Thu 23-Aug-07 09:34:53

hello, my nearly 4 week old DS (first baby) has been making strange and quite loud grunting noises most of the night. i felt sure he must be awake to make such a noise but he seems to be doing it in his sleep. He has been very restless all night - has anyone else heard their baby making such noise? i don't think he's ill - he looks okay and is feeding etc -but it doesn't sound too comfortable.
my impression during the night was that he was very windy/colicky and that's why we had such a bad night..perhaps the grunting is a symptom of wind? at some points he is making the grunting noises every minute or so; then he will go for a longish period of being nice and quiet, then he will start up again. any advice/shared experiences?

phdlife Thu 23-Aug-07 09:37:02

miniegg mine always made weird noises. he snored like a lumberjack too. I think it's just what they do!

lemonaid Thu 23-Aug-07 09:40:29

They do do that -- you wouldn't believe a baby so small could make such loud noises!

WinkyWinkola Thu 23-Aug-07 09:42:01

Both of mine kept me awake. So noisy at night. It's normal. It's when they're quiet that I worried!

lemonaid Thu 23-Aug-07 09:46:38

And the farting! DS would be lying there asleep and suddenly there would come this NOISE that would virtually shake the foundations of the building.

ConnorTraceptive Thu 23-Aug-07 09:48:07

oh god it was like sharing a room with a barnyard animal when ds was newborn, honestly I was glad to see him go into his own room

cockles Thu 23-Aug-07 10:11:37

And the moaning! And the barking! Mine did it too - especially from about 3 am onwards - I thought it was wind too but I think it's more likely that the last half of the night is lighter sleep. I used to sleep with one earplug in which helped a bit!

columbolover Thu 23-Aug-07 10:47:24

At least he is actually sleeping during some of the night at 4 weeks you lucky thing!!

My ds never made a sound, and I wish he had, as I was (still am!) constantly bending over him to check he was breathing.

The day I found him asleep face down on his playmat, at 5 months, I was obviously beside myself

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