Friday, June 3, 2011

Fun Facts Friday

12 things you may not know about Babies

Gesundheit kleine baby!

Little babies seem to sneeze a lot, but it's not because they're chilled or sick. Sneezing is simply a natural reflex that keeps their nasal and respiratory passages free of congestion and tiny airborne particles. Sneezing also helps reopen a temporarily closed nostril. During breastfeeding it is common for a baby's nose to be pressed up tightly against their mother, this can often flatten one or both nostrils. The sensation of shut nostrils will cause a baby to take a deep breath or sneeze to open their nose again. So say "gesundheit" and rest easy! If fever or other symptoms appear consult your baby's pediatrician.


  1. When my furbabies sneeze I get nervous that they are sick or something. Maybe they are just clearing their snoot!

  2. i think snout clearing is the most likely suspect Sharla!

  3. Can't remember if a baby sneezing had me running to the doctor with him...but likely! Probably would have been more relaxed with a second child!


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