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#1 of 13 Old 06-26-2009, 10:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My almost 3 week old DD cries in her sleep often. Sometimes she lets out one loud, sad wail, and other times she just whimpers, but when I check on her, she is totally out, clearly in REM sleep.

Is this common among babies? It makes me so sad to hear.

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DS is 3 months, and he does this occasionally.
It's sad, and it made me panic the first time I heard it, but it also makes me laugh now.
I think he's just having bad dreams.
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My 3.5 mo old DD does this occasionally. Makes me sad to think that she might have anything bad to dream about
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Mine also did this occasionally (and still does)... it definitely distressed me to think she might have something sad to dream about. But maybe she isn't dreaming about anything sad. Maybe her body is just testing the emotion? I have no idea, but hope it is something like the later.

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Just wait, they'll probably laugh in their sleep too, and there's nothing better than a tiny baby chuckling.
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DD used to do this too. Ususally I found it was followed by a big old fart!

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My three week old also cries in his sleep. It is so strange. He would let out a cry and I would go check on him and he'd be fine and asleep. I think he has pains in his belly in his sleep. It is sad, though!
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ds did/does this, we've always said, oh, he must be having a bad dream, but really i don't know what causes it. rarely we'll get a sleepy chuckle or smile. my favorite though is when he suckles in his sleep.

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My 2 year old DD still does this. I can tell when it happens because instead of a gradual warm up to a cry, it's full-on wails instantly, and she's still laying in her bed (as opposed to getting up and knocking on her door). Freaky. We always go to her and pick her up and try to comfort her, but it takes a while for her to wake up and realize she's okay. I never thought of letting her sleep through it. Might try that.

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I think my baby does this as she comes to the end of a sleep cycles and stirs slightly.

The lady who threads my eyebrows says that in her culture (she's Indian) they believe that babies dream of their past lives and that's what makes them cry out.
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The lady who threads my eyebrows says that in her culture (she's Indian) they believe that babies dream of their past lives and that's what makes them cry out.
I really like this.
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yep bad dreams.... just light sometimes they sleep smile or giggle too. they also sometimes have night terrors which are very disturbing!

all normal though.

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Mine did that, and still seems to have bad dreams every now and then. It's upsetting to hear, but normal!

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