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Is it normal for a baby to grunt and make other random noises?
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Dr. Kevin Rodbell
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
All babies make these kinds of noises.
As long as there are no signs of distres od difficulty breathing, not only should you not fret over them, you should cherish them--they're pricless!

In brief: Yes
All babies make these kinds of noises.
As long as there are no signs of distres od difficulty breathing, not only should you not fret over them, you should cherish them--they're pricless!
Dr. Kevin Rodbell
Dr. Kevin Rodbell
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Babies airways are rubbery (not firm like adults) and tend to vibrate with rapid air movement.
This can lead to squeaks, grunts, honks etc. like a musical instrument. Baby is unconcerned that you might be bothered by a sound, they have no social memory of "approved" noises and can be quite noisy in wake or sleep state. Point out any chronic issue to your Dr at a well visit & it can be assessed.

In brief: Yes
Babies airways are rubbery (not firm like adults) and tend to vibrate with rapid air movement.
This can lead to squeaks, grunts, honks etc. like a musical instrument. Baby is unconcerned that you might be bothered by a sound, they have no social memory of "approved" noises and can be quite noisy in wake or sleep state. Point out any chronic issue to your Dr at a well visit & it can be assessed.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Babies make all sort of random noises.
As long as your baby is comfortable don't worry about it.

In brief: Yes
Babies make all sort of random noises.
As long as your baby is comfortable don't worry about it.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Babies make all sorts of noises, and they seem to get even louder when they sleep! however, all these noises tend to lessen as they get older. If your baby is grunting with each breath, seems to be in pain or struggling to breath you need to see your pediatrician.
But the little snorts, grunts and moans are just a baby's way of figuring out how to make sounds.

In brief: Yes
Babies make all sorts of noises, and they seem to get even louder when they sleep! however, all these noises tend to lessen as they get older. If your baby is grunting with each breath, seems to be in pain or struggling to breath you need to see your pediatrician.
But the little snorts, grunts and moans are just a baby's way of figuring out how to make sounds.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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