I am completely paranoid because DD1 has cough-variant asthma and silent reflux. I've noticed that DS coughs a few times a day (maybe three times a day, just a couple of coughs) for no apparent reason, other than perhaps choking on spit. He's not sick. Is this normal? Do your babies do it?
Yes, My Son does this sometimes.
Its just the bodies way of clearing out the airway. There is dust, hair and all kinds of stuff we breathe..So a few coughs are nothing to worry about. Unless it starts getting worse, running a fever, or she is having a 'wet' cough (ie, coughing up mucus) I wouldn't worry about it.
YES! My DS does this too (he's almost ten months). No cold, no runny nose, just this weird random cough that he'll do, and then he's fine. He doesn't act sick or anything. I keep thinking maybe its an allergen, like dust or something as he's all over the place crawling around, or maybe he aspirates a little saliva or something, who knows! And it happens so randomly, that I haven't asked the ped about it... Maybe if he's still doing it I'll ask at his one year WBV. If you find anything out, let us know!
Catherine and B DS1 (6) DD (4) DS2 (1) and expecting #4 on March 17, 2014.
Yes, and I plan on discussing it the next time we're at the ped. My paranoia comes from the fact that ds has pectus excavatum, so I'm worried it's affecting his lung capacity. It's comforting to know other babes do this as well!
Mama to DS (12/11/07) and partner to DH (08/08). Expecting #2 late November 2011!