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Old Mar 26th, 2018, 17:57 PM   21
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Funnily enough, my DD2 does this and I've thought occasionally about whether it's normal, then on Wednesday we were at DD's dancing group and they hand out water at the end, 4 of the children took a cup, took a gulp of water and spluttered away like it was choreographed . They were all roughly 18 months - 3.5ish.



 
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Old Mar 27th, 2018, 02:32 AM   22
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Hahah, this really made me laugh. Wish I had witnessed that. I really think it must be normal as there seem to be plenty of us with perfectly healthy children who all do it. I think maybe they just don't value being careful like we do.



 
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Old Apr 9th, 2018, 13:30 PM   23
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Ok. So I need your help again ladies.

How do you NOT worry about this? By that, I mean what are your reasons for not thinking it's a big deal?

I realise I am the problem, and I am way too obsessed with it, but I need some tips ...?



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2018, 06:00 AM   24
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I work with children and there’s so many of them that do it! It’s like a cough chorus at snack times... I just put down to toddlers being toddlers, just one of the many strange things they do



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2018, 06:50 AM   25
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I think you need to keep asking yourself is it causing any serious problem? And is it getting worse. If the answer to both of those questions is no then it's not an issue.



 
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Old Apr 11th, 2018, 08:03 AM   26
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Thank you both. You are right of course. I frequently remind myself that it is so much better than it was and doesn't even happen every day now. I know it will stop forever eventually, but just have really bad days with it sometimes. All related to having problems with my mental health, I suppose.



 
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Old Apr 11th, 2018, 10:33 AM   27
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Ok. So I need your help again ladies.

How do you NOT worry about this? By that, I mean what are your reasons for not thinking it's a big deal?

I realise I am the problem, and I am way too obsessed with it, but I need some tips ...?
Honestly I don't really know how I don't worry about it, it's just something that I don't even really notice. Like if she were to burp or fart or sneeze I wouldn't think anything of it. She doesn't experience any lasting or negative responses to the coughing so there's nothing worth worrying about.



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2018, 01:51 AM   28
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Hey from the op and others since I can relate to my 8 year old coughing when drinking and having a strong gag reflex. He does okay if that reassures you. Only thing he has is a probable easily outgrown easily treated sports asthma/nightime asthma his symptoms which led to this was coughing. Not the coughing when drinking coughing at other times which suggested sports/nightime asthma. He's fit as a fiddle in all other respects if that helps



 
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Ok. So I need your help again ladies.

How do you NOT worry about this? By that, I mean what are your reasons for not thinking it's a big deal?

I realise I am the problem, and I am way too obsessed with it, but I need some tips ...?
Honestly I don't really know how I don't worry about it, it's just something that I don't even really notice. Like if she were to burp or fart or sneeze I wouldn't think anything of it. She doesn't experience any lasting or negative responses to the coughing so there's nothing worth worrying about.
I wish I could be like that. But I'm such a control freak. There was one point I was even keeping a daily tally of how many times she did it. It was never more than 2. So silly, I know. And I'm sure it stopped after my baby was born, but I'm managing to convince myself now that I was just so wrapped up with a newborn that I stopped concentrating on it so much. It seemed to start up again though at the beginning of March when she got ill. She got ill for a second time shortly after that, and now is ill yet again! I need her to stop being ill so that I can see if it goes away. :/



 
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Hey from the op and others since I can relate to my 8 year old coughing when drinking and having a strong gag reflex. He does okay if that reassures you. Only thing he has is a probable easily outgrown easily treated sports asthma/nightime asthma his symptoms which led to this was coughing. Not the coughing when drinking coughing at other times which suggested sports/nightime asthma. He's fit as a fiddle in all other respects if that helps
I've wondered if it's her gag reflex rather than water going down the wrong way as it's not really that awful choking, breathless, eye-watering cough you get when you've inhaled a bit of water. My mum reckons it's her gag reflex and says I always had a sensitive one as a child. I also had mild asthma that I outgrew.

How often does your son cough on his drinks? Despite this being a horrible subject for me, I do also find it really interesting lol.



 
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