baby snore's??

Caitlin - posted on 10/25/2011 ( 21 moms have responded )

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hi moms!

is it normal for a 4 month old to snore? its not all night but i hear him snoring on the monitor and it freaks me out. could he maybe have sleep apnea(sp?)?

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Anna - posted on 10/28/2011

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Yes, babies can sound like old men at night lol They have small noses and can't blow their snot out.

Karen - posted on 10/26/2011

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Sounds like large tonsils and adenoids to me my little boy snored from a baby and it got worse as he got older. ENT said that babies and young childen shouldn't snore unless they have a cold. My little boy had adenoids removed and grommets at 3. His snoring stopped for awhile then his tonsils got larger and adenoids grew back and sleep apnea and snoring was worse then ever. He has just had tonsilectomy and adenoids removed again and more grommets, so peaceful now. The Drs couldn't believe how big his adenoids and tonsils were. He was also getting constant ear infections which affected his hearing and has a severe speech delay. Just be aware as baby gets older and push for something to be done if this is the case. Drs are very reluctant to remove tonsils these days but I wish my little boy had it done sooner.

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Karen - posted on 07/17/2012

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How long ago Cherica? My son got worse straight after tonsils removed but about 3 weeks after it stopped.

Cherica - posted on 07/17/2012

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My son is two and just had his tonsils and adnoids taken out and his snoring has gotten worse is that normal.

Marci - posted on 10/30/2011

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My son snored constantly until he had his tonsils and adenoids out. They say they don't want to take them out until kids turn 3, but my son couldn't wait, and had his out at 2.

Angela - posted on 10/27/2011

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If it concerns you get it checked. Better safe then sorry. Go to an ENT , an allergist, and
pulmonologist until YOU are satisfied with the answer given to you.

Darci - posted on 10/27/2011

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I honestly dont know how normal it is, but i have snored since I was a baby. My mom says i snored even at just 3 months old.

Kayla - posted on 10/27/2011

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I agree with Karen G, my son had large tonsils and adenoids and was snoring even as an infant too. He sounded like he had a bubble in his throat when he talked, and not only did he get ear infections all the time, but he was always sick with something and on antibiotics once a month! The ENT said if it continued we would get the tonsils and adenoids removed a year (or so) later. I got a second opinion because of his speech delays and hearing problems, and they said no way they need to come out now! He had that done a year ago and has only been on antibiotics once. Definitely pay attention to what your Ped is saying about tonsils etc. and if he's continually sick I really suggest pushing for their removal too. I wish I hadn't waited so long on something that was so obviously what he needed. Good luck!

Kathleen - posted on 10/26/2011

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How loud is it? My son snores a lot. More so when he has a cold or allergy attacks. This is when it's louder. Most of the time it sounds like a little house cat purring. Ped told me not to worry about it. If he stops breathing though for a certain amount of time I should have him evaluated, but he never had the problem. Son is now 3, and he still does it.

Danielle - posted on 10/26/2011

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My son did the same thing and still does! (he's nine now.) In fact that's how I used to tell if he was really sleeping or faking.

Ashley - posted on 10/25/2011

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my daughter has snored since day one. my whole entire side of my family snores..so for me its no big deal. it doesnt affect her sleep so whatever. but if ur worried about it get it checked out

SHAMEQUA - posted on 10/25/2011

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my daughter had the same problem and they told me she had sleep apnea but when I had her tonsils and adnods out I haven't had that problem again it was a point I would always check up on her to make sure she was breathing she was so quiet.

Tabitha - posted on 10/25/2011

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My daughter has snored since day one they checked her out in the hospital to see if anything was wrong and nothing she is 7 yrs old now and still does it but it always depends on how she sleeps.

Amanda - posted on 10/25/2011

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My son was a bad snorer literally from day. As he got older the worse he got, he snores like an old man and he is 3. I took him to get checked out, turned out it was a form of sleep apenea. They said he has large tonsils and his adenoids were totally blocking his nasal passages ( I say his adenoids were blocking his nasal passages, he just had them removed yesterday).

It could also be the position he is sleeping in, maybe raise one end of his mattress just slightly and see how that goes. It could be a slight blocked nose or allergy or it could be nothing. If you are concerned it doesn't hurt to have a chat with your doctor.

Samantha - posted on 10/25/2011

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How severe is it? It could be nothing to worry about, but if it is affecting his sleep then it could have an impact on his growth and development.

It could be obstructive sleep apnea from large tonsils/adenoids like Remitria said. My son snored horribly- sometimes I would even see his chest sinking in as he tried to breathe in during sleep, but no air was flowing in, and then he would gasp and take a big breath. We had his enormous tonsils and adenoids removed as soon as he turned 2 (3 1/2 months ago) and it has been like NIGHT AND DAY. He sleeps so peacefully and quietly now. :) Definitely worth it.

Tell his pediatrician about it and see what he/she says. Good luck!

Denikka - posted on 10/25/2011

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Both my kids snore. For them, it's really nothing. Just usually depends on what position they're sleeping in. Like the others said, if it concerns you, take her in for a check up and ask :)

Karen - posted on 10/25/2011

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it could be many things...it could be (as Remitria said) adnoids, it could be a sign of allergies, he could just have a bit of a blocked nose (saline drops and suction his nose before bed and use a humidifier might help his snoring) or it could be apnea (which isn't common in young children but it does happen). i would say maybe just discuss it with the dr, he/she will do an examination to make sure all is okay.

Remitria - posted on 10/25/2011

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My lil baby was doing the same thing since day one... Her adnoids were EXTREMELY large and blocking her airway..okay they removed them..then realized her tonsils were large also and removed them too...both of those things were causing ear infections...so they put tubes in her ears.. I can say now no snoring..ear infections or anything...

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