Baby Health Quirks That Are Normal

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If your kid is a sneezer, don't worry. Babies' nasal passages are tiny, so they get congested easily. And because tots haven't yet learned how to blow their nose, sneezing helps to clear the goop. What's more, infants breathe mainly through their nose, and irritants such as dust, smoke, and perfumes can trigger sneezing. Once your baby begins breathing through both his mouth and nose (after the first few months of life), sneezing should decrease. Until then, saline drops and suction bulbs can help.

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If your baby always seems congested, or if he's having difficulty eating or breathing, have him checked for a viral infection. Nasal irritation from acid reflux can also cause respiratory symptoms like sneezing, so see about a screening.

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