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RhiRhi16 Sun 01-Nov-15 23:56:33

While bathing my 11 week old earlier I noticed all round his mouth went grey/blue he has never had this before! He seemed fine in himself and has taken his feeds! Has anyone else had their babies have this??

TheHouseOnTheLane Mon 02-Nov-15 00:00:24

It's something you need to have checked out immediately OP because it can be a sign that there's an issue with heart.

I'm not trying to scare you....sometimes babies can get a bit like this just because their systems aren't completely settled (my own DD had it and it turned out she had a heart murmur which eventually went away and she's fine(7 now)

But do see the gp asap so he or she can check baby's heart.

quicklydecides Mon 02-Nov-15 00:03:55

Well, if breast fed they can get a very subtle blueish tinge round the mouth when they are looking for milk. I can't remember why.

But, if it was not just before or after a feed them that's not it.
Was it very obvious?
I would go to a paediatrician and get them to listen to his heart.
Sometimes, very rarely, and I'm sure it's not the case here, but just to be sure, it can be a sign of cardiac difficulties. But best to get it checked out.

Congratulations on your new baby.

stealtheatingtunnocks Mon 02-Nov-15 00:04:24


phone NHS24 or GP tomorrow. If baby loses colour again, then scamper on up to A+E.

quicklydecides Mon 02-Nov-15 00:05:39

Crossed over messages, well at least it's not just me saying go to Dr, yes my daughter had this and turned it to have cardiac difficulties.
I didn't want to scare you op especially at night time.

TeamBacon Mon 02-Nov-15 00:11:05

Please ring 111 straightaway. Any other signs of anything? Any fast breathing, pulling below the ribs, do lips go blue when feeding or when sucking a sunny (if you use one)

Do you use a bath support, by any chance?

TeamBacon Mon 02-Nov-15 00:13:28

Sorry, dummy (not sunny fgs)

stealtheatingtunnocks Mon 02-Nov-15 00:14:20

The good thing is "fine in himself and taking his feeds".

Have a very low threshold for showing any further colour change to a medic, though.

They'll be very nice to you, I took an 8 weeker to A+E cos he looked a bit grey. Felt daft, because, he seemed ok in himself, just a cold. Had a nasty chest thing going on, they said to always bring baby in if I was concerned.

8 weeker's just turned 10. Would still take him up.

RhiRhi16 Mon 02-Nov-15 00:16:14

Thanks, I've rang 111 and answered no to most of the worrying questions as he seems fine now, yes it was actually his first time in a new bath support seat thing, why do you think that could be something to do with it? 111 said to just ring gp in the morning as he doesn't seem to have any other symptoms!

TeamBacon Mon 02-Nov-15 00:17:11

I'll Pm you x

Didactylos Mon 02-Nov-15 00:18:34

crossposted this from the other thread, sorry didn't see you had two running

it is not possible on an internet thread to provide safe medical advice, but blue lips are a concern in a baby as it suggests that they are not supplying enough oxygenated blood to those areas
there are lots of potential reasons for this, some trivial and some more serious, but the symptom warrants being checked out by a medical professional who can fully examine and assess your baby and make a judgement/get investigations/any treatment required

I would call NHS direct/NHS24 or whatever it is in your area and they can advise/arrange a suitable local place to have your child seen tonight. And totally second the suggestion of A&E immediately if he seems worse

TeamBacon Mon 02-Nov-15 00:25:01

Following on from my PM.. If anything changes, or this happens again, or you see any signs of respiratory distress, please call an ambulance.

TeamBacon Mon 02-Nov-15 00:26:44

TeamBacon Mon 02-Nov-15 08:23:49

How is he this morning?

RhiRhi16 Mon 02-Nov-15 09:24:18

So he has been checked over and he is fine with breathing etc..
They think it's to do with his reflux why he started breathing funny and it's common for babies to go blue around the mouth in the bath with the change of temperature as long as the lips or tongue aren't blue! Just glad we got him checked out for peace of mind, sooooo tired now!

TeamBacon Mon 02-Nov-15 10:03:08

That's great, glad he's OK. Hopefully it was a one off smile

Crazypetlady Mon 02-Nov-15 10:57:20

Glad he is ok! We had a similar episode when ds was newborn , he had funny breathing due to his reflux, this happened the first time I left him with dp to have a nap, typical! We sat in a&e all night and luckily he was fine.

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