Why is my baby snoring? Important facts about snoring newborns
Are you worried about your snoring newborn? If so, there are easy steps to take that can relieve baby snoring.
When your child is very young, you may find yourself swinging between joy and anxiety. Parent-child relationships are mainly characterized by joyful and unforgettable moments. However, it also brings continuous anxieties, such as doubting whether you are doing the right thing, why your child is sick, and so on. Frequent baby snoring is among one of these potential concerns.
Reasons for baby are snoring.
The reason why babies snore is due to underdeveloped nasal passages. The nasal cavity is very tiny, and a slightly dry nose or excessive mucus can cause nasal congestion, which results in snoring. That is how babies sometimes sound, but don’t worry, as their nasal passages expand and the throat and neck muscles develop, things will get better.
Steps to ease snoring in babies
The good news is that there are several ways to help babies and toddlers breathe more quietly at night and sleep more safely:
- Place a thickly folded blanket under the mattress at the head of the bed and lift the baby’s head 3-4 inches.
- Eliminate the use of dairy products (milk, cheese, etc.) for 1-2 weeks.
- Moisten the air with a cool-mist humidifier. (Rinse once a day to avoid mold).
- Take your pet out of your child’s bedroom.
- Ask your doctor if your child should try anti-allergy medications and HEPA air filters in their room.
- Hold your baby in your arms and stand in the bathroom. Turn on the hot water and wait for the steam to rise. After the steam enters the baby’s airways, it will remove the blockage, causing breathing problems.
If your baby has not recovered after a week or two, it is advisable to visit a doctor.
When to visit a doctor?
It may take some time to solve your baby’s snoring problem. Therefore, it is important to monitor your baby closely to make sure they are not in danger. If you notice any of the following signs, visit the doctor immediately.
If your baby stops breathing when he snores, you should visit the doctor even for a second or two. That can be a severe problem, and failure to breathe for such a short period can adversely affect the baby’s internal organs.
If your baby snores regularly, he may not get a good full night’s sleep. If he cannot sleep, he needs help from a doctor. Sleep deficiency can have a wide range of effects on his development and growth.
Snoring and snorting
If your newborn snorts every time he sleeps, and this situation lasts for several days or weeks, you need to have your baby checked by a physician.
A snoring newborn is rarely the result of a severe illness. The most common cause of snoring babies is nasal congestion, which can be solved with few simple home remedies or without treatment. However, if you are concerned about your baby snoring or breathing, please consult a child specialist. Your doctor can talk to you, examine your child, and do tests if necessary to determine the cause of the snoring.