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Drinking water & dry drowning - I'm just being paranoid, right?

(10 Posts)
thepobblewhohasnotoes Wed 04-Dec-13 21:41:50

I couldn't find 7.5mo DD's sippy cup tonight so I let her have a sip of water from a normal cup. I'd let her do this once before and she'd really enjoyed it.

She was excited about it, and grabbed the cup, much harder than I expected. A load of water went into her mouth, at the same time she was making noises, and she choked on it.

She coughed for a couple of minutes, then cried for a while after, not nice sad

This was a couple of hours ago. She's seemed fine except for some more coughing about an hour ago, which lasted maybe 3 minutes.

Now I'm getting paranoid about dry drowning. What do you think? Am I being nuts or is this a possibility?

thepobblewhohasnotoes Wed 04-Dec-13 21:44:17

FWIW I know dry drowning is possible from inhaling bath water. My question really is can you inhale enough from one go from a cup for it to be a danger?

thepobblewhohasnotoes Wed 04-Dec-13 22:00:58

<hopeful bump>

gamerchick Wed 04-Dec-13 22:02:25

No I think she's fine. I really wouldn't worry from what you've said.

ballroomblitz Wed 04-Dec-13 22:07:35

I wouldn't worry either. 14 mo dd does this frequently and I've choked myself on water quite a few times throughout my life. Still here and breathing.

thepobblewhohasnotoes Wed 04-Dec-13 22:10:10

So I'm just being nuts then, you reckon? Good!

FWIW I didn't worry so much when it happened. It was when she started coughing an hour later. DS said "she's coughing like a big boy!"

I then googled it and read lots of stuff about dry drowning but it was mostly related to bath water.

I know, google can make you paranoid! But I just wanted to check ...

thepobblewhohasnotoes Wed 04-Dec-13 22:11:24

I've choked on water too.

But this was kinda thrown down her throat IYSWIM, rather than choking while already drinking.

thepobblewhohasnotoes Wed 04-Dec-13 22:11:59

But I'm sure you're right, it's not possible to be a large enough amount is it?

Thanks for talking me down from paranoia, it helps smile

Penny123456 Sun 06-Jul-14 19:46:14

Hey there! The same thing just happened to my daughter. I'm wondering how hours turned out. You never posted again. Was she ok?

Monikadian Thu 30-Mar-17 09:23:31

My 2 year old daughter was drinking water from a sipper bottle and suddenly she choked and started coughing very hard. Water was coming from her nose. Then she seemed fine after a minute. But i am really worried about secondary drowning. Please help.. sad

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