My DS is 7 weeks old tomorrow and for the past week or so has been constantly rubbing his face, waving his arms and grunting. He's grunted at night from about 2 weeks old and I thought it was just a noise he made during his sleep. I also thought the face rubbing was a sign of tiredness and try to pub him down for a nap as soon as I notice him getting a bit fussy. However, for the past week, he seems to be constantly flailing his arms about and rubbing his face while grunting. It doesnt matter whether he's just woken up, been up for half an hour or is due for a nap. So I don't think it's related to tiredness. I also don't think it's hunger as it doesnt matter how long it's been since his last feed, he still does it. In fact the only time he's still and quiet is when he's eating. We swaddle him at night as the constant flailing keeps him awake. We have to keep scratch mits on him constantly as he pokes his eyes and scratches himself. And when I'm trying to get him to nap, I have to sit with him and hold his arms. I think have to keep going to him every 15 minutes to hold his arms again every time he stirs a little otherwise his arms wake him up. Does anyone know what he might be trying to tell me? Will he grow out of this once he has more control over his arms? If so, when? It's quite distressing to watch and listen to and I really don't know what to do.