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My 4.5 month old will cry in his sleep like he hurts or is upset. Anyone else's baby do this?

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Asked by cp2009 at 11:27 AM on Apr. 6, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yes my sons always dont that & still does sometimes, he will be 2 in may. i always just figured that either his tummy was hurting in his sleep or he was having a bad dream.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 11:28 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Yes - many babies fuss in their sleep when they are moving from one stage of sleep to another.

    Answer by missanc at 11:30 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Yes, she sure did. It was heart breaking to watch, but it was kind of cute at the same time. She still whimpers in her sleep & she is 9 now.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:33 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Is it after you have fed him?? If so, it could be acid reflux which my son had. Treatable by liquid form of Tagamat for children.

    Answer by eastcoastgrl at 11:40 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I agree it is sad but cute at the same time :) He will do it almost anytime during the day when he naps. I didn't know if he was having bad dreams or what. I feel helpless when he does it. When I would pick him up he still seems like he is asleep... comforting to know it happens not just to my son.. Thank You Ladies

    Comment by cp2009 (original poster) at 1:30 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • My grown boys did that all the time too. My now 5 1/2 month does it every once in a while. I thought he was awake and crying for feeding or something but my pediatrician has said if he stays asleep then it is baby night mares/dreams/tremors in his sleep and it is very normal.

    Answer by Congenial at 2:05 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Its sad to think babies this young have nightmares. What could they have bad to dream about :( I hope he out grows it.

    Comment by cp2009 (original poster) at 2:39 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

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