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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 10:12 AM   1
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Baby breathing in bath water?


Hi everyone!

If anyone can help me I'd really appreciate it because I don't know whether I should be concerned.

I just gave LO a bath and while I was laying her back, she turned her head so her mouth and nose went underwater. She turned herself straight back and spluttered and coughed.

Could she have inhaled any water in the split second her head was turned? If she did, should I be concerned? Can water have got into her lungs?

I'm prone to panicking so I'm not sure what the "normal" level of concern would be right now. Any advice would be appreciated



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 10:19 AM   2
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I feel like I keep saying this in posts b/c I'm a worrier, lol, but I would give your lo's doctor a ring...just for peace of mind



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 10:22 AM   3
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I would say she will be fine. I am a worrier too. Maybe give NHS direct a ring to put your mind at rest



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 10:26 AM   4
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If foreign matter gets into the lungs CAN cause pneumonia... but chances are if she just coughed a little, she got it all out if it did go in. I'd watch her breathing and her temperature, if something is a bit off in a few days, I'd mention it to the doctor.



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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 10:28 AM   5
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Thanks guys, I think I'm going to take your advice and give NHS direct a ring and see what they say. If they say to keep an eye out, I'll do that and if anything looks suspect I'll ring them back. I would have rang the doctor but they don't come to the phone at my doctors and you have to make an appointment at 8am for an emergency one or two weeks in advance for a regular appointment so I'd have no chance at this time



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 11:06 AM   6
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Alex has done this more times than I can count, especially now that he refuses to sit in the tub. He's totally fine and has never had any issues.



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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 11:46 AM   7
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Evangelina has decided she wants to tip her head back when i am letting her float with my hand holding her . eyes open and underwater thought it was funny till she went back further and it went up her nose. She was fine i just turned her over quickly and she spluttered and that was that.oooooooo and a big boogie came out lol. Let her have a bit longer in the bath so she new not to be scared as i wasn't.

I would not worry in the slightest for such a short exposure.



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 12:29 PM   8
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I'm fairly sure I read somewhere that babies have a reflex that closes their airways when they go underwater, they gradually lose it. I'd try not to worry, but if you are then get some medical advice, just for your own peace of mind if nothing else! x



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 13:42 PM   9
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I'm fairly sure I read somewhere that babies have a reflex that closes their airways when they go underwater, they gradually lose it. I'd try not to worry, but if you are then get some medical advice, just for your own peace of mind if nothing else! x
This is true!



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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 15:06 PM   10
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I wouldnt worry too much, my LO has done this so many times.
The fact that she coughed and spluttered should have cleared anything she may have swallowed.
My LO tries to drink it now!! Night mare, it is amusing though when he gets a bubble beard from sticking his mouth in ha ha



 
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