Emma - posted on 02/07/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 16 month old has had 2 episodes so far with hurting himself or startleing himself so badly that he hasn"t been able to catch his breath and actually passes out in my arms before starting to breath again. The pediatrician at U 0f A said that its called a "breath-holding spell" and can be common in children of his temperment. I'm not totally convinced and since its happened more than once now I'm an absolute wreck everytime he hurts himself thinking its going to happen again. Has anyone experienced this? and how have you handled the situation?? I'm going to get in to the pediatrician asap but until that happens I'm just looking for peace of mind.