The babies are too small to say words in any language. So how do they express their feelings? How do they communicate with people? Sometimes, mothers will find that their babies grunt in sleep, or suddenly cry. They may be confused. Why is the baby grunting, crying? That is what we are going to talk about today. Get more additional information, please kindly read on.
1. What causes a baby grunt or cry?
Before finding resolutions, mothers need to analyze the causes first.
1.1 grab parents' attention
As a new member of the world. Babies are always insecure. They are afraid of the unfamiliar environment, things around them. They need the company of parents, especially mothers. Mothers can give their babies a sense of security and a familiar feeling. When a baby wakes up at high but can not find his/her mother, he/she will feel frightened. Then the baby will make some noises, like grunting, crying to attract his/her mother.
1.2 have bowel a movement
Usually, baby grunting means your baby is learning how to have a bowel movement. In the beginning, babies don't know how to relax themselves, and how to poop. They only can strain to do it. Then they will make some sort of noise, like a grunt. People call this grunting baby syndrome. The common abbreviation is "GBS".
As we said above, baby grunting may be a sign of pooping. But if a baby has grunted for over 20 minutes. He/she may have digestion or constipation problems. It will make babies feel uncomfortable. Sometimes, it can make babies cry.
1.4 obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS)
The main reason that a baby has OSAS is because of the tonsils and adenoidal hypertrophy, or obesity. If your baby grunts during sleep frequently, or usually has breathing difficulties. He/she may have the OSAS.
1.5 breathing problems
The breathing problems can be divided into different parts.
1) catch a cold
Every change of the seasons causes differences in temperature. And the temperature also varies greatly between day and night. Delicate babies are easier to catch a cold. Cold symptoms include a stuffy nose, scratchy throat, etc.
Asthma is a chronic breathing disorder. Patients often breathe through their mouths while sleeping. It affects breathing and causes grunting.
3 )allergy problem
Babies are prone to allergies. The breathing problem is a sign of an allergic reaction.
2. What can mothers do?
2.1 stay with babies in the same room
Giving your baby a sense of safety is very important. This is given by babies' closest people: parents. Trying to make babies feel that parents are always here for them. Setting a crib next to your bed in the same room is a good choice. On one hand, it is convenient for care at any time. On the other hand, it reduces the risk of the baby getting in danger.
1) offer a sense of security
Newborns like to be swaddled. Because swaddling can give them a sense of security. Most sleep sacks for newborns have a function of anti-startle reaction. Babies can have a longer, more restful sleep.
2) stable body temperature to protect babies against the cold
The sleepwear a baby wears should be changed seasonally. In summer, babies are better to sleep with some cool, breathable sleep sacks. In winter, mothers should choose some thick, warm sleep sacks for babies' wear. Babies can get comforts through sleep sacks.
2.3 see a doctor
If a baby has grunted or cried for a longer period of time. You should take him/her to see a doctor, and find out the causes. Having early recognition and treatment.