For parents, there is something so soothing and reassuring about watching their baby sleep. The small jerks and reflexes, the “sleepy smiles,” the rhythmic sound of baby’s breathing are compelling and hypnotic....
Some breathing patterns in infants are normal, and some breathing difficulties can be treated at home, but some breathing patterns in an infant indicate the need for immediate medical attention.
What is normal breathing for an infant? What abnormal patterns might indicate a problem?
Once they’ve figured out how to do it alone, children love being responsible for their own locomotion. Sometimes that means insisting on climbing the stairs alone, or climbing into the car without assistance,...