Skip Nav
Personal Essay
It Took Me 12 Months to Get Over Having a C-Section
Photography
Deployed Dad Participates in Wife's Maternity Shoot in the Best Way
Parenting News
Before Judging, You Must Read 1 Gay Dad's Experience With Postnatal Depression

Is It Normal For Babies to Make Noise When They Sleep?

Sweet Dreams, Noisy Sleepers!


Throw the phrase "sleep like a baby" out the window, because it's (literally) not what it sounds like! Most newborns are very noisy sleepers, and it's totally normal. Because of an infant's immature breathing-control center of the brain, common sleep sounds can include rattling, whistling, and gurgling noises, according to What to Expect When You're Expecting. This is caused by the standard rate of breathing slowing down or speeding up during rest. While some noise is normal, if you're truly concerned that your sleeping baby is in distress (signs can include flared nostrils, the muscles in the chest and neck contracting more deeply than usual, persistent grunting or rapid breathing, wake them up, and call your pediatrician right away. Noisy sleep isn't the only unexpected newborn quirk! Find out if your baby's crossed eyes or cradle cap are cause for concern or just come with the territory of being a newborn.

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
evangelina1385021545 evangelina1385021545 3 years
My son is 2 in a half months and since day one he has always been a grunter should I be concerned
Kids Behaving Badly
The Safest Sunscreens For Babies and Kids
How to Make a Bikini Wax Hurt Less
Pretty Girl Names
Classes For Moms
The Bachelor and Bachelorette Contestants With Kids
Man Asks Breastfeeding Mom to Cover Up
Is YouTube Bad For Kids?
What to Do When Your Child Has a Seizure
Parenting Fears You Should Let Go Of
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds