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    Default Restless grumpy sleeper

    My little man is 3 weeks old. I am very fortunate in that he has settled into a 3-4 hourly feeding routine. However, the last few nights he has started becoming so restless while sleeping that my DH and I are running on three days with almost NO SLEEP!!!

    He'll struggle in his wrap, grunt, kick, snort and just generally carry on for hours. When I look in his bassinet, he's actually asleep. I figure if he were in distress he would wake and cry???

    The home nurse tried to tell me he was unsettled as I was overfeeding him! I dont agree since he's exclusively breastfed 3-4 hourly.

    Did anyone else have this problem? During the day he's as quiet as a mouse of course. It's only from about 10pm onwards.

    Is it too early to shift him to his own room? I'm starting to think this may be the only solution to actually get some rest myself if he keeps this up. I feel guilty since he's so small...but mummy needs some sleep ....zzzzzzzzzz!!!!!

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    My DD grunted all night in her bassinet too and I used to pick her up to feed her only to find that she was asleep! We moved her into her own room at two months and I think she grew out of it shortly after. Her Paed said the grunting was normal

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    DD does that too with her eyes closed so we know she's still sleeping. I find that if I change her sleeping position to the other side and gently pat her, she falls back asleep. I figure she might want to sleep on the other side but can't move on her own so that might be a reason why she's grunting and struggling.. Adults can move around freely in our sleep but babies can't.. Just my opinion...

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    Default Restless grumpy sleeper

    My DS has always been a noisy sleeper, even in the hospital! After about 4 weeks i got used to his noises and it became easier to sleep. Perhaps its because in the early days i would get up to check on him with every noise. Now i just keep sleeping unless he makes a real cry (he has several different cries).

    I think a lot of the noise DS makes is from wind/gas/pooping and trying to move position. The noise has reduced in the last couple of weeks, i'd say from 8 weeks onwards.

    I moved him out of a swaddle and into a sleeping bag a couple of weeks ago and he is a much quieter sleeper now. He also has much more control over his arms, legs and head - so its easier for him to move around.

    There was light at the end of the tunnel for me, it was just a waiting game. Hopefully your bub will settle down too..... Mummy does really need sleep

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    Oh and we had white noise playing in our room too. It was supposed to settle DD but I think if helped us by drowning out the grunting a bit

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    There is no reason you have to have him in your room. While it is most common for new parents to have them in their room some people also put them straight into their own room.

    my little boy is 10 days old and feeding every two hours most nights so I need whatever sleep I can get between feeds and having him in my room stops that as I wake up to every little noise he makes.

    so we have moved his cradle to the lounge room which is right outside my room. That way I can't hear every little noise but heis still close enough for me to hear him and feel comfortable.

    hope you get some sleep soon.

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    Default Re: Restless grumpy sleeper

    I have put both my kids in there own room, in the cot, from birth because the noises in hospital use to worry me and the lack of sleep was torture. I think the noises arw normal.

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    Oh thank you all so much for your tips and advice. I know newborns are supposed to be noisy but it's just nice to be reassured

    Thank you AshleeClaire for your comment re:changing position. I have used that one this morning - tilted his head to the side and gave him a little pat and it seemed to calm him down for a while.

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    Default Restless grumpy sleeper

    My LO did that too...took 1 arm out of the swaddle and the grunting stopped. Figured he must have been trying to free his arm.


 

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