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Old 11-08-2007, 11:11 AM - Thread Starter
 
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DS, not quite two days old, sneezes a lot. 5 or 6 x in a row, sometimes two or three x an hour. This seems like a lot to me & I'm wondering if he might be allergic to our cats. Any experience with sneezy babies?
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My lo was like that and i did some research and it turned out that that is just the way that they rid themselves of any amniotic fluid or birth gunk that they may still have present in there body, poor thing used to spend his whold day sneezing it disapeared in like a wk or 2 HTH
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My lo was like that and i did some research and it turned out that that is just the way that they rid themselves of any amniotic fluid or birth gunk that they may still have present in there body, poor thing used to spend his whold day sneezing it disapeared in like a wk or 2 HTH
That's exactly it. Both my girls sneezed ALOT as newborns. They are just clearing the rest of the amniotic fluid from their systems.

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totally normal! all of mine sneezed a lot as newborns, we always say they are getting the cobwebs out

and i believe that its to early for them to show an allergy at 2 days old i think it has to build up in their system i could be wrong but i thought that it takes a month or more to show that kind of allergy

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Newborns usually sneeze quite a bit. This is because they only breathe through their noses. So they've got to keep those passages clear! Nothing to worry about.

Kids who have pets in the home from birth are generally much less likely to develop allergies to the type of animal they have.

Environmental allergies in general don't usually show up until a child is at least 3. It takes many seasons of exposure for the allergy to present itself.

HTH!

Congratulations!

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ETA: I highly recommend you get a copy of Dr. Sears' "The Baby Book." I found it very reassuring in the first couple of weeks when I'd be wondering about things like the frequent sneezing, umbilical cord ooziness, baby acne, etc.

Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.
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