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is his breathing normal?

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donefornow Thu 10-Jul-14 22:02:36

When Ds (13 months) is sleeping he takes sharp quick intakes of breath (almost like a newborn with wind) it seems to be while he's dreaming as sometimes he will babble a little or let out a little cry.
His breathing doesn't seem obstructed at all and no snoring. It will be normal and then he will take a few very short sharp breaths in, it never usually lasts ling and once he's settled his breathing if very calm and normal.
The only way I can explain it is, if you have ever had a toddler fall asleep after a really good cry and they kind of hiccup air in for a while until the calm into their sleep. Sorry I'm not very good at describing it!

donefornow Thu 10-Jul-14 22:34:02

Completely normal mow, lasted about 10 mins... Could it just be REM sleep?
Heart rate is fine..

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 11-Jul-14 11:57:54

Not sure on that one sorry. How often does he do it?

donefornow Fri 11-Jul-14 20:14:55

Most nights for a little bit usually. I assumed it was wind when he was a baby, but now that he's over 1 it's obviously something else...

ilovetosleep Sat 12-Jul-14 21:31:22

My DS used to do this until he was about 18mo, I guess. Never figured out why and it did used to worry me by he's grown out of it. Dreaming I suppose. I used to go in as lay a hand on his chest to calm him a bit although he never seemed distressed.

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