7 Normal Phenomena in Infants Parents Should Know!

7 Normal Phenomena in Infants Parents Should Know!

In the process of caring for the baby , parents may experience abnormalities in the newborn and naturally consider it a sign of abnormal development of the baby or serious health problems.

However, according to experts, some of the phenomena that parents see in their children are a sign that their children develop normally because they are gradually completing the functions of their organs. Therefore parents should not be too worried.

Startled – muscle

Children are startled very often. This is considered one of the child’s reflexes, the Moro reflex, and is different from what parents often worry about, which is not a sign of calcium deficiency. This is simply a demonstration that your muscles and reflexes are working well.

Startling reflexes in many babies can be so strong that it looks like they are about to have a fit. Many parents are so concerned with their startle that they record this image and seek expert advice.

After examination when the baby was awake and watching the picture startled as if convulsing, the doctors concluded this was a completely normal phenomenon, similar to hiccups .

What makes the pediatric specialist confirm this is the observation of the baby’s movements when awake: the convulsions completely disappear. Startled only takes place when the baby is sleeping.

Doctors cannot explain why muscle contractions (such as startling, hiccups) occur in infants, and after a lot of research, they come to the conclusion that this muscle contraction is completely Harmless and does not seem to affect the baby.

In the event that startling affects your baby’s sleep, the pediatrician and infant care experts recommend that parents swaddle them with swaddle. Wrap tightly does not reduce startle, but on the contrary, does not wake the baby when this phenomenon occurs, so he sleeps deeply and sleeps longer when being wrapped.

Sucking hands – sucking reflex

Sucking reflex is common in all mammals. This reflex formed before the child was born. Sucking reflex next to the meaning of survival: find food, this reflex also helps your baby relax and reassure the spirit.

Many babies desperately need sucking function to calm them down and put them to sleep. Therefore, many babies tend to doze off when they have a breast, a bottle, or when they are sucking on a fake nipple or sucking on their own hands.

Many other mothers use fake nipples or let their babies suck their hands as a spiritual support to help them calm and sleep.

Although the benefits and drawbacks of prosthetics and sucking are still a never-ending debate, we cannot deny that when used scientifically and hygienically, the prostheses and fingers Baby hands are great tools to help babies stop crying , feel safe, extend sleep, sleep through the night.

Even when used properly, the use of pacifier and baby’s hands to satisfy sucking reflexes also help children learn to distinguish sucking reflex with nutrition feeding, separate feeding to eat and reflex feeding to reassure sleep; is a prerequisite for your child to learn how to eat well and breastfeed effectively later.

At present, there is no scientific research to prove the effect of sucking on the hands, sucking the false nipples to the jawbone and teeth. In contrast, holding a bottle during bedtime in older children is the highest cause of tooth decay and affects the gums and jawbone.


As mentioned above, hiccups is a muscular contraction phenomenon in children. According to Pediatrician Christopher Green, newborn hiccups often occur after a full meal. Because the stomach is full of pressure on the diaphragm.

This phenomenon is harmless and absolutely does not cause discomfort to the baby. Adding food, or drinking water increases the pressure on the diaphragm, and is often ineffective in hiccups. Hiccups in infants, if left alone, will go away on their own.

My own experience as a mother, as well as many visits to newborn babies, many parents often worry about hiccups and often breastfeeding more to eliminate this phenomenon.

For me, it was unnecessary. And a lot of times I’ve seen babies make it easier for them to fall asleep when they are hiccuped.

Coughing – wheezing – stuffing nose – sneezing when it comes to light

A mother in England took her 2-week-old girl to the emergency room because her breathing sounded muffled. Because she has a cold, she is worried about spreading it to her child.

However, the little girl didn’t show any signs of the flu, but it was at night that her breathing was very loud and wheezing, making her worried and afraid that her child might get sicker than the flu. .

It turns out that this is a very common phenomenon in newborn babies: wheezing as a stuffy nose. This female hormone stimulates the airway and creates wheezing . (Many pregnant women experience similar congestion and snoring).

Another cause of wheezing in newborns is that after a period of being in the womb, a dip in a liquid solution, plus the mucus and amniotic fluid that can be retained in the respiratory system are too Elimination process, creating a choking noise.

This wheezing will subside by 2 months, whether fed by breastmilk or formula. When the child’s breathing tube doubles in size, this phenomenon will end.

Wheezing, heavy breathing or constant sneezing in healthy babies is perfectly normal and doesn’t need to be too worrying. It is common for infants to breathe only through their nose but to breathe less through their mouth. When their airways are blocked or there is an unfamiliar object. They are unaware that a single cough or blow can be resolved. problem.

Breathing irregularly

Any parent who watches his/her breathing while sleeping will not be afraid of the infant’s breathing pattern, but the short breathing in babies is a very normal phenomenon.

Newborn babies often breathe faster than older babies because of their small lung volume relative to their body correlation.

Recent studies have shown that the cause of irregular breathing is caused by a sensor that determines CO2 levels and is not fully developed in the newborn. Which means that sometimes the child forgets that he or she has to breathe. I stopped breathing for a while until the CO2 concentration was high enough to activate the sensor.

When your child is breathing unevenly, at the same time change their skin color to a bluish-gray color around the lips, and tends to have trouble breathing, call a doctor right away.

Newborn babies have big breasts

A couple of parents took a 6-week-old baby to the emergency room because the boy woke up and found he had a red nipple on the nipple. I was also the one who panicked and brought my daughter to the emergency room when she saw her breasts were swollen and pressed lightly with milk.

In fact, this phenomenon is extremely common. A study in the UK showed that 50% of newborn babies, both men and women, experienced breast enlargement. Even 5% of boys also have milk from their breasts, popularly known as witch-milk, witch’s milk.

The culprit of this phenomenon, none other than the female hormone passed from mother to child, during and after pregnancy.

This phenomenon is completely normal and goes away on its own after 3 months, or longer.

If your baby’s chest is red, swollen, and if your child has a fever, parents should seek medical advice to eliminate the cause of breast cell infection.

Long time no poop

A mother of 2 weeks took her baby to the emergency room because she was over 5 days old without pooping. You push, every effort in the body, face purple ears until the stomach stiff and a little small stool secreted.

One of the nightmares of being a parent is to watch a child who is very miserable in the early days of life.

Remember, these are the first times I use these diaphragm to eliminate. No matter how naturally that process goes, it always needs effort from me.

Many babies do not poop for a long time due to a special physiological phenomenon related to nerve endings in the anus, at which time anesthesia can be a detrimental benefit.

Many mothers who exclusively breastfeed me come to me for 8-10 days without poop. It is extremely rare for babies to breastfeed completely with constipation. For babies who are completely breastfed, their breastmilk is fully digested. Sometimes the waste is urine, and it takes longer for the baby to produce solid waste like faeces.

During the growingpurt cycles, babies who do not increase their feedings on their own can notice that the time between bowel movements is longer. Many babies experience a rapid growth cycle of 10 -12 days without poop.

To help children get rid of their stools, Western folk experience encourages doing the following:

No need to urinate or pee. When your baby shows signs of wanting to have a bowel movement, let nature do its job. The fact that the mother takes her pants off, the change in temperature and posture terrifies her and the muscles are not able to function naturally.

Exercise: Lay baby down. Hold the baby’s legs folded toward the abdomen so that the baby will be in a crouched position like a newborn baby bent in the womb.

Rub, smooth massage around the baby’s navel clockwise.

37-degree warm bath. Take a bath, soak your baby in warm water, flooding the baby’s neck.

Prunes can be used in small doses for babies over 4 months.

In case of unsuccessful measures, a little warm and sticky honey will be applied to the baby’s anus. With warm temperatures and the adhesion of honey will stimulate the anal muscles to work and excrete the stool.

Remember, breastfed babies are VERY RARE when they are constipated

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