Baby talk... is this normal?...

@aseretdd (13736)
Philippines
March 23, 2008 8:25pm CST
Well, last night i stayed up very very late watching Heroes Season 1 on DVD... and when i was finally about to sleep... i heard my baby babbling/talking and doing a little laughing while sleeping... i was quite shock... i thought she was really awake but then... her eyes were closed... This is not the first time that she talked in her sleep... the previous ones were quite inaudible words... but last night's was very clear... is it normal for kids aged 2 to talk in their sleep?... have you ever encountered this?... Grown ups do this... but i did not think it was possible for very little kids...
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@noyarbry (77)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
babies also have dreams, even when they were inside the mothers womb. one explanation of dreams, it is our brain's way of sorting information in our head. our brain is liken to a video camera. while we are asleep. the brain rewinds and plays the video clips recorded and stores vital information in our long term memory for future use. as this rewinding and playing happens, this is now what we call dreams. it really happens. my two year old son also talks in his sleep. one evening he even shouted "no i don't want take a bath. water is deep." recalling that day, we were in a public pool that afternoon and he said the same exact words.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
Well, this may explain the talking, giggling, and crying while sleeping...last night she said... "Go to Jollibee"... and was giggling while saying the name of her cousing... she loves Jollibee... and she just played with her cousing the whole day... thanks for the response... and welcome to mylot...
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@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
24 Mar 08
yes it is normal. my two year old will be having a good dream and just start laughing and giggling, but she's still asleep. she's said a few words at times, but i really wouldn't worry about it what so ever. i think it's natural in some kids and grown ups. i know my 8 and 9 year old both do it as well. God bless
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
It is nice to know that i am not the only one experiencing this... i am quite new at parenthood since my daughter is my first baby... good thing that it is a natural thing... i am starting to love hearing her talk while sleeping... thanks for the response...
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• United States
24 Mar 08
you are quite welcome. i was the same way when i had my first child, but after three you get used to it. LOL! God bless
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
I bet that will be the case... we mothers get used to things like this when we get to have more children... i hope i can have like three more in the future...
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• United States
24 Mar 08
She must've been dreaming! Since she was giggling, it must've been a sweet dream. Heck, what's normal? If your little one is talking in her sleep, it's probably nothing to be alarmeed about. I would find it very interesting as a mommy. Could you make out her words?
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
Before, she would just babble and babble... but now that she can talk a little clearly... she would utter... mommy, daddy, the name of her cousing... and most recently... "Go to Jollibee"... that is her favorite fastfood... thanks for the response...
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@kblakley (248)
• United States
24 Mar 08
All three of my kids do this. They are 12, 2 and 5 months, course the baby doesn't really talk, but she's laughed a few times in their sleep. My other 2 do it too, but only occasionally it's not every night. I too think they are dreaming and from the laughing dreaming a good one.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
I always thought that when a baby laughs in his/her sleep... an Angel is playing or is tickling that baby... but a talking baby while sleeping is new to me... good thing that other mothers also experienced this so that sort of thing is very natural... thanks for the response...
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@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
24 Mar 08
My kids did this and it is totally normal. It is also very very cute. It didn't happen often but I loved when it did!
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
It is indeed very cute... i would love to wait and hear her talk... but that would result to lack of sleep... thus drain me of much needed energy... i even thought of making a video about it... but it is just a thought... thanks for the response...
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• United States
27 Mar 08
I feel your pain about the energy!
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@angelface23 (2498)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Well my 21 month old talks in her crib after we've put her down but I have just assumed that she was still awake talking to her baby dolls. I haven't gone in to see. So maybe it's a possibility that she does this too? I think it is funny to hear her babble like that.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
It is very funny... try to wait at night... you will surely hear her talk, laugh, and babble... and even see her smile... and i think this is the case when kids enjoyed the day playing and watching a lot of fun cartoons... thanks for the response...
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@drannhh (15243)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Absolutely normal in my opinion. Before long, she may occasionally walk in her sleep too. That will scare you!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
My baby sleepwalking... that will indeed scare me... i hope that won't happen... she might trip or bump her head or something... but i am glad to know that babies talking in their sleep is quite normal... thanks for the response...
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
24 Mar 08
I think its quite natural. how old is she? i have seen my niece talking when she was about 2 years old. it is natural for a child. may be she was dreaming and thus was talking.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
My baby is almost 2 years old... and she can talk and form simple sentences... yes, as what others have stated here... she must have been dreaming... since even kids have dreams too... thanks for the response...
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@mansha (6301)
• India
24 Mar 08
Wow! your daughter was having some giggly dream last night. My son used to talk too in his sleep and it as so wonderfulto watch him do that. I used to be all smiles. My daughter will be turning two very soon and I am looking forward to this , I had actually frgotten about this phase but thanks for reminding me.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
Don't mention it... this is another reason why i love mylto very much... it reminds us of a lot of beautiful things in life... seeing and hearing our children giggle while sleeping is a wonderful experience... but scary if it happens for the first time... thanks for the response...
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@mansha (6301)
• India
25 Mar 08
Yes and mylot helps make great friends too. You may not know them by face but you know them in your heart and they remain friends forever.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
So true mansha... so true...
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Absolutely, there little brains are developing and they are learning about the world in leaps and bounds. There brains are just as active as their little bodies, and while they are resting, they are dreaming and putting those new skills to work.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
Kids are indeed active even at night... with their brain processing all those newfound information... i just love how the human body works... i just hope she won't undergo that sleepwalking thing... thanks for the response...
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
25 Mar 08
Al;though I dont think my daughter talked in her sleep at age 2 years, I know my step daughter talked & walked in her sleep from age 4 years. She says all sorts of things in her sleep & walks & acts in very odd places. Yes, I am sure sleep talking for a 2 year old is normal. It could be a sign of a very active brain.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
A very active brain is also a sign of having a healthy body... so i am glad about that... but sleep walking at night might also be a sign of a certain emotional or psychological problem... and i hope my baby won't do that in the future... thanks for the response...
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@ruby222 (4848)
24 Mar 08
Probably she was dreaming...something pleasant!! Funny things happen though and it scares you...butdont be scared..imsure she is quite happy!!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
I agree with you... she definitely was dreaming something pleasant... and it involves her favorite fast food restaurant... which is Jollibee... well it is scary especially when one heres it for the first time... thanks frot the response...
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• United States
24 Mar 08
i thhink its ok. ive heard my baby laugh outloud in her sleep. she hAS this thing every morning at 4 she wakes up and babbles..
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
Wow... she has a 4 am habit of babbling while sleeping... that is so interesting... my baby doesn't have a particular time for this... but i noticed that she says one word over and over again... i just don't understand what it is... thanks for the response...
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@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
24 Mar 08
It is perfectly normal for kids to talk in their sleep! My little guys have all done it!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
Thank you for being like the 12th person to confirm that this is a normal thing for very young kids... seems like a lot of mothers even enjoy and love hearing their little ones talk and laugh while sleeping... thanks for the response...
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• United States
24 Mar 08
My daughter has been babbling in her sleep since she was about 8 months old. So it is very possible.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
8 months is a pretty young age... i don't remember my baby babbling during that age... but maybe i just wasn't awake when she does... thanks for the response... and welcome to mylot... i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
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• India
9 Jun 08
Yeah! its normal, not just 4 kids of 2 yrs, but even children lesser than that, my son used to talk and laugh out aloud while he was much younger and yeah my mom sayd even we did the same thing, so thats gonna be normal, now he is almost 3 and very very rarely does that, in fact its been a while , so i guess with age, it goes away too...no probs...
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
Oh my... i don't want it to go away... because i love hearing my baby talk and giggle while sleeping... it is so cute... but if it is a part of growing up... then that is something that i have to accept... babies will not be babies forever... thanks for the response...
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 08
Hello aseretdd, My son did that a few days ago. It was the first time I heard him talking while sleeping. He just babbling and at the end I heard him called me, "Ami, Ami!"(which stands for Mummy actually) I thought that he was awake but when I came closer, he was fast asleep. Not long after that, again he called me and smiled. I bet he was having a dream ( I don't know whether it is good or bad one) and I was in the dream with him *smiles*
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
A few nights ago... my daughter started calling me while i was watching dvd... i thought it was one of those babbling while sleeping thing... but it turns out... she wanted a diaper change... but she still talk and giggle while asleep... and it is so cute... thanks for the resposne...
@sdaimei (56)
• China
2 Apr 08
By son do this two. He is 3 years old. He first talked in his sleep when he was near 2 years old. They say it is normal. It is because babies can't differentiate thinking and talking. And babies think during asleep. It is a good sign that the baby begins to have its own thinking, or personality.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
Well, maybe the thinking and talking differentiation will come when kids are like 4 years old... but it is so cute and nice to hear and see them talk and giggle while sleeping... makes me think that they are dreaming of a very wonderful place... thanks for the response...
• United States
1 Apr 08
all of my children talk in their sleep I wouldnt worry about it at all
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
Yes, i don't worry... since all of of those who responded to this discussion said that it is quite normal... i just hope that my baby won't do that sleep walking thing... thanks for the response...
@Hatley (164354)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Mar 08
I think it must be pretty normal for small babies as mine did that when they were just babies but I am not sure.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
28 Mar 08
Yes, all of those who responded to this discussion agree that babies talking and laughing in their sleep is quite normal... my mother and mother-in-law also said that... i just hope that there won't be any sleep walking in the future... thanks for the response...