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My baby growls!!?

post #1 of 31
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Does/did anyone else have a baby who actually growls? By "growl", I mean a deep, way-down-in-the-throat, gutteral kind of noise. It sounds almost exactly like a puppy might sound while playing tug-of-war. My DD (6 months old) has been grunting and making straining noises for a few weeks, but over the past few days, she has begun growling at toys, at us and sometimes just out of the blue. She doesn't seem unhappy- in fact, she often smiles after making the noise- but I have to admit, the sound is pretty eerie.

Did anyone else's little one do this?
post #2 of 31
my son did that for the longest time, every time he did it strangers would look at each other and say "well we know what he's doing" thinking that he was trying to poop but i'd just explain "he's just a growly baby, thats how he talks"

he's now 19 months and doen'st growl so often but he still growls
post #3 of 31
Yep. Usually when tired, wet, or teething. But sometimes just because.
post #4 of 31
DD growled when she was 5 months or so. It only lasted about a week, which is shocking considering how much attention she got for it- it was hysterical! She stopped for some time, but not before I got it on video.

She does it every now and again. My mom thinks she's imitating the cat, who has a big, obnoxious mouth. It's definitely a good mood, chatty, experimenting with sound kind of thing with her.
post #5 of 31


My ds was/ is a grunter & growler! Isn't it funny?
post #6 of 31
oh, yeah, K loves to growl, he's a "blanket monster" lol! Benny plays this game where he'll clmib under a blanket and pretend he's a blanket monster and one day he pulled the blanket over the baby, too, who started growling. It was a riot! He's into making all sorts of noises, the growling is one of the less disturbing
post #7 of 31
yup, mine too! i love it. oh, and she's almost seven months.

*j
post #8 of 31
Yep, Molly as well, we figure she's spending way too much time with the dogs :LOL
post #9 of 31
hee hee!i call my growler a beastie.usually she does it while she's breastfeeding and seems to think she's quite funny.
post #10 of 31
J has been doing it for a while now too, just testing out what his body does.
post #11 of 31
I met a baby that roared like a lion...now that was incredibly funny to watch!
post #12 of 31
HA!! My DD does that too. She actually doesn't babble - never has, she growls and makes "baby Wookie" noises.
post #13 of 31
This is so funny, I read through this thread about a week ago and thought... hmmm... my baby hasn't growled yet. But then about two days later, he started really GROWLING! It was so funny. Out of the blue. And now he's been doing it more and more every day. This morning he woke up next to DH and I and just started going, "GrrrrrRRRRRRRR!" It's actually pretty cute even though it was 6am.

He seems to do it when he's concentrating.
post #14 of 31
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Originally Posted by SHK
I met a baby that roared like a lion...now that was incredibly funny to watch!
That's what my DS does! That's the noise his daddy and I make when we want to make him laugh, and now DS does it, too. It's so cute
post #15 of 31
Oh Sage always growls at us!!!! Usually when frustrated.
We try not to laugh!
post #16 of 31
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Originally Posted by Mama2Bug
Does/did anyone else have a baby who actually growls?

Ha ha that's funny My ds (10 mos.) doesn't growl, but he does hiss like an angry cat. We think it's hilarious and always hiss back at him.

~Nay
post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by joyfulhands


My ds was/ is a grunter & growler! Isn't it funny?
My dd is almost 14 months and is a grunter, but not as bad anymore. I think it is so funny, as well as her now. She does it and then starts laughing. Her new thing, though is that she makes a lion roar! That cracks me up.
post #18 of 31
This is an old thread-
but my babe certainly growls! Began it about 2 months ago (she is now 9 months)... it's developed from an accidental sound into a way of expressing excitement, humor, contained frustration- but it's also refined now to the point where we have growling conversations!

I've come to love it! Apparently it's quite normal, to look at utube!
post #19 of 31
Ha! I'm glad this thread was bumped. It is cool to hear other babies do this! My son, almost 10 months, started growling a few weeks ago. I'm convinced it is because of our little dog who play growls when we play. First it was that ds would whimper when she did, imitating her.. then he started doing the growl when I was playing tug with the dog. So cute and funny!
post #20 of 31
Dd, 7 months, does this too and has for months. Incredibly cute. We call her monster baby. She does it often and just for fun.
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