When your baby is asleep, it is often encountered a baby who has a breath sound like an adult snoring. Babies who snore are often considered normal, babies who snore are considered a sign that the baby is sleeping soundly and has good quality. Although a study links that babies who frequently snore trigger children to become restless and hyperactive. Recent studies have even stated that breathing problems during sleep (snoring) will cause behavioral disturbances in the future, even in children 9-69 it will cause breathing to stop and is associated with the risk of hyperactive children. The age of the baby can affect the tendency to risk hyperactivity. In babies who often sleep soundly at the age of 6-69 months, 60% will increase hyperactivity at the age of 7 years. This indicates that there is a respiratory disorder that requires attention as early as possible so that the main cause must be immediately identified.
Further research has linked that if the baby only snores and can still do activities properly, still has a high appetite and does not experience other health problems, it is said to be normal. The cause of snoring babies is due to a blockage in the airway so that the flow of air into the baby’s body and out through the baby’s nose is not smooth, resulting in a sound when the baby inhales while sleeping. Blockage of the baby’s airway can be caused by several factors, one of which is excessive baby weight. Excessive weight in infants can be seen from the index of height and weight, if it exceeds normal it can be categorized as obese. This excessive weight will cause your baby to snore. Furthermore, it can be due to the baby’s medical history such as allergies. Allergies can be caused by dust, cigarette smoke, animals or some other objects. If the main cause is due to allergies, you should ensure the main source of allergies so that you can treat them and avoid the triggers.
The way you can do to deal with a snoring baby is to change sleeping position babies by tilting, in this way will make the baby smooth in the airway and reduce snoring sounds. Whereas for babies who snore due to disturbed health conditions such as flu, they can straighten the baby’s body then support it with their hands and rub their chest slowly. You can also overcome it by placing the baby on his stomach and then patting the back. Before you do this method, first make sure your child doesn’t finish eating, because it will interfere with the digestive process. Although basically babies who snore will heal by themselves, if the baby snores accompanied by other health complaints, you should immediately consult a doctor to reduce the risk of bad health for the baby in the future.