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Why Does My Baby Grunt In His Sleep
Cry in sleep: Infants go through different stages of sleep at night just as adults do, just different amounts of time in different stages. In certain stages of sleep, people often make noise - talking, grunting, etc. A baby's communication is crying - so it is there way of talking in their sleeep. The trick is not to respond right away - if you touch/jostle etc they may wake up. Let alone to keep sleeping! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discomfort/Fear: We all cry for similar reasons: fear, discomfort, and hunger. If you know your baby's tummy is full, the most common reasons are teeth or bad dreams (depending on their age). What can you do about bad dreams? Not much. But, teething can be helped with some Ibuprofen before bedtime. I also would check your baby's diaper, clothes, and bed to make sure that there is nothing causing them discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep and breathing: Every one has a different pattern of sleep cycle children do vary if he is not snoring or gasping or waking up he should be ok but if its that audible and you are worried will be a good idea to check with his peds to make sure does not have any breathing related issues adenoids etc if he is waking up fine and not grumpy and no midnight awakenings things should be ok but better to get a checkup. ...Read more
My baby is almost 4 months old and i still swaddle him but he unswaddled and puts his hands constantly in his mouth, does that mean not to swaddle him?
Don't: Swaddling is a practice that allows the newborn to feel comfort of the confinement of the womb at a time when the random movements of their arms and legs are sometimes startling.It is my goal to have mom's loosen the wrap daily until they can remove it.As the kid gets accustomed to the new feelings, they can settle without it. They should be in a crib, with no blanket/bumper/pillow by 1 month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 1 yr old niece cries out in her sleep and sometimes her eyes roll up in her head. Doc say it seizure but she dont tremble or shake please help?
Hmm: Perhaps he thinks its not worth the effort to change. ...Read more
My daughter is 7 months & cries a lot when I put her down in her crib to sleep and throws herself around. Shes not use to sleeping alone. What do I do?
Train her: Crying is the only way kids can tell you their opinion at this age. Crying is not harmful to babies who don't have a history of heart or brain problems. So have a soothing bedtime ritual then put her down and walk away. Let her cry it out even if it is for 1-2 hrs this will gradually decrease over a day or two and she will be trained. Most important is not to let her see you when she is crying. ...Read more
Three year old cries in her sleep and sometimes wakes up crying but wont say why she's crying and now she doesn't want to sleep in her bed. ?
She may not know: If your daughter does not wake immediately when you touch her she is in the midst of a "night terror", an anomaly of sleep like sleep walking. If she wakes immediately it is a nightmare & she will remember specifics.Night terrors occur in deeper sleep & kids have no memory of them.If you shake her awake you likely frighten her. Helping her get as little as 1/2 hr more sleep/d can stop the events. ...Read more
Define all the time: Grunting might be normal if your infant is trying to stool, if constipation is an issue this can be addressed, however grunting can also be the sign of serious illness particularly if it has been ongoing since birth. If cyanosis (blueness often notable around the mouth or lips) is present this would be a reason to call 911. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 mo old sleeps in her carseat bc she can't lie flat due to a cleft palate. When put on her back in crib, won't sleep. How does this affect sids?
Car seat fine: A semi- upright posture in the car seat can lead to airway problems in some frail infants or those with posterior tongue position(robin anomaly). For most, this position avoids the increased sids risk of prone sleeping and may be the best choice for some with a cleft.When the kid has improved mobility and or the kid has recovered from a cleft repair, crib based sleeping may be more realistic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably benign: Most people have had "sleep starts", a sudden jerk of the body, when falling asleep, or when aroused. This is a normal component of sleep. Repeated movements of the legs is periodic leg movements of sleep, a variation of restless legs syndrome. This can make the legs and feet twitch hundreds of times in the night; it can be easily treated by prescription medication. ...Read more
Get ear plugs: You have one good chance to deliver a baby ; begin to train it to separate from your body. If you rock it to sleep or carry it everywhere, it decides that is the only way it can exist. Feed the kid as it wakes, do body maintenance, play until tired ; then put it in a crib when sleepy. Read or sing to it from nearby until asleep.Pick it up only to begin a new feeding cycle 2 hours later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get ear plugs: You have one good chance to deliver a baby & begin to acquaint it with functioning separate from your body. If you rock it to sleep or carry it everywhere, it decides that is the only way it can exist. Feed the kid while waking, do body maintenance, play until tired & then put it in a crib to sleep. Pick it up only to begin a new feeding cycle 2 hours later. You can teach it to rest alone. ...Read more
Grunting: Grunting if true, is a sign of respiratory distress in infants. By grunting, infants are applying brakes to their exhalation so that the lungs do not completely empty their air. Grunting helps to maintain a positive pressure in the lungs and hence keep the lungs inflated. It is usually seen with pneumonia, excessive fluids in the lungs and other conditions when the lungs become stiff. ...Read more
Many reasons: Could be bad dreams. It could be something called night terrors; if he doesn't seem to know what's going on around him and he has no memory of the event in the morning, it might be this. Or maybe the room is cold. In any case, it's not likely to go on very long, and if it does, you should speak to your pediatrician about it. ...Read more
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