+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0

    Default Mouth Breathing Issue in One Year Old

    Hi, I'm new to this forum. I have a 14 months old son who has been mouth breathing since he was only 6 months. We never paid much attention to this until now. Took him to the Pediatrician who said he might have large adenoids but did not order x-ray to check him because she said even if he did, there is nothing to be done at this age.

    I'm very worried from reading all the info on the Internet about how bad this habit can be - sleep problems, behaviour problems and facial deformity etc. etc.

    DS has not had any ear infections and sleeps and eats pretty good. The only thing is he never liked taking his bottle or drinking from sippy cup because he breathes through his mouth.


    Has anyone had a mouth breather and what did you do to help correct your child's problem?

    Any help would be greatly appreciate it, as I have been losing sleep over this for the past few weeks already.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South East QLD
    Posts
    4,034
    Thanks
    3,349
    Thanked
    1,623
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Friendly bump

    Sent from my GT-I9100T using The Bub Hub mobile app

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    420
    Thanks
    131
    Thanked
    113
    Reviews
    0
    I recommend that you get a referral to an ENT and dicuss. My boy was 9 months old when he had his adenoids out. It made a huge difference to him.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    690
    Thanks
    173
    Thanked
    188
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I second going to see an ENT. My daughter had hers out when she was not much older than your son (for different reasons). It made a massive difference to her health.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by wigglemum View Post
    I recommend that you get a referral to an ENT and dicuss. My boy was 9 months old when he had his adenoids out. It made a huge difference to him.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

    Thanks! We have an ENT appointment scheduled in January. Did it help to stop your son from breathing through his mouth? How was the surgery, was it painful for your boy?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnybambino View Post
    I second going to see an ENT. My daughter had hers out when she was not much older than your son (for different reasons). It made a massive difference to her health.
    @Sunnybambino - thanks. Were the issues caused by the mouth breathing?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    690
    Thanks
    173
    Thanked
    188
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    She had very narrow Eustachian tubes and enlarged adenoids - so was born with very bad glue ear. So in her first year had grommets, but around the 18 month mark got sick repeatedly - horrible cycle of sick, antibiotics, sick etc. Nothing could clear properly and yes, she would have to breathe through her mouth because she was always stuffy (common for kids with enlarged adenoids). Removal (and more grommets) fixed the problem instantly. The operation itself was easy - maybe 15 mins under anaesthetic. Little bit hard to come out of anaesthetic but by that afternoon she was running around like normal.

    Tonsil removal however (just a few months ago) was a very hard 2 week recovery

    Fantastic that you're able to see an ENT next month. Try and stay away from Dr Google until then!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Do you say something or keep your mouth closed?
    By delirium in forum General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 24-10-2013, 20:00
  2. I cannot believe this came out of my daughters mouth
    By Patience Belmont in forum General Chat
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 19-10-2013, 12:10
  3. thrush in mouth of 4 wk old
    By frodo in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 26-03-2013, 20:27

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
WaterWipes
Give your babies bottom a gift this Xmas! They are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract and may help avoid nappy rash. Check out the great reviews on bubhub and see our website for more info and availability.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Cots on Bubhub
Looking to buy a cot or bassinet? :: Cot safety checklist :: Local or online nursery shops
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!