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My baby is SO noisy!

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upthewolves Mon 27-Nov-17 23:09:34

DS is 4 weeks old and I think a pretty good sleeper (I am comparing him to DD who I seem to recall did not do more than catnap for 6 months!)

He sleeps from about 8-6 with wake ups at about midnight and about 3. But after each wakeup he grunts and grumbles in his Moses basket for what feels like forever and makes it so hard to go back to sleep! His eyes are closed at the time and I put him down asleep. He also grunts for about half an hour prior to each wakeup up. The morning wake up he is particularly noisy. I end up constantly checking on him to find he's still asleep. So I'm not getting anywhere near the amount of sleep I could be getting!

He is very very windy (regular daytime colicky screamathons) but at night doesn't cry at all. I wind him after each feed and give infacol beforehand.

My DH moved back into our room last night after a few weeks in the spare room on duty for our DD who was waking in the night after the baby's arrival. He is now planning on buying ear plugs because he couldn't believe how noisy DS is! Obviously I can't do the same because I need to actually hear him when he does need me!

FATEdestiny Tue 28-Nov-17 08:34:52

I would try a dummy.

The grunting is when baby is in a light sleep. The dummy will help move to a deeper sleep more quickly and will also quieten the noise whilst in the light sleep.

Dummies are recommended for colic and reflux crying.

Foreverhopeful22 Tue 28-Nov-17 08:48:06

Mine was exactly the same.

In the end we moved her to her own room at 5 months.

Still now at 2 1/2 she is so bloody loud she wakes us up she talks, laughs and giggles whilst sound asleep

She is the loud that we want another baby but we only have two bedrooms and know we will have to move , if we can't sleep with her how can we expect another child tooo

crazycatlady5 Tue 28-Nov-17 08:48:16

Totally normal newborn behaviour. There’s loads going on in their little bodies - getting used to digestion etc. We used white noise to settle baby and it also helped to drown out the grunting for us!

HeyMicky Tue 28-Nov-17 08:51:08

DD2 was a grunter and a groaner. No distress, just noisy. We put her in her own room a bit early in the end as I couldn’t sleep at all

TeaTeaTea Tue 28-Nov-17 12:01:29

Both mine (2 year old and 3 month old) were like this, my youngest will still fuss at 5am as that's her poop-time but the grunts & groans I guess your describing passed really quickly - so much so that I forgot with my 2nd and was googling/Mumsnetting it again! It is really distracting but once I knew that my daughter wasn't in pain, she was just learning the feels of her bodily (bowel!) movements and slowly waking up, I relaxed more. Does make it hard to get back to sleep. It's like little piglet noises!

upthewolves Wed 29-Nov-17 22:30:46

Thank you all! My last baby didn't do this (but then my last baby didn't sleep...) So I didn't know this was so normal!

Fatedestiny, thanks for the dummy tip. I've just started using one but he will only take it now and again. I'll keep trying. We suspect he has reflux (separate issue, I thought) so it's good to know that it might help. GP is giving us a couple of weeks on infacol for wind before considering medicating for reflux so we will see how we go.

DuRezidal Thu 30-Nov-17 22:10:46

I am currently in bed and was thinking the exact same thing! Just popped a dummy in so will see if that quietens him down. I also think he snores!

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