Friday, June 17, 2011

Fun Facts Friday

12 things you may not know about Babies
WEEK #11

Take a deep breath baby...
Babies look like little angels when they're sleeping. But often new parents spend a good part of each night bent over the side of their baby's crib, checking to make sure their angel is still breathing. Until you learn your infants breathing patterns, watching your baby taking irregular breaths can be nerve wracking. Rest assured that those slight pauses and then periods of rapid deep breaths are perfectly normal.  Occasional moments of irregular breathing is part of the development of the diaphragm, the muscle that enables breathing.  Pauses of up to 20 seconds are considered normal. By the time your baby is about 6 weeks old they should develop a more regular breathing pattern. 


  1. That is one fact that would be very unsettling even after knowing it! I'm a worry wart by nature anyway. Happy Friday Annie!

  2. you're right Sharla...this would be a tough part of those first couple months!


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