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    Default Snoring child

    Ds is 4.5yrs old, he snores as he breaths through his nose. I think his nasal passage is more narrow than most as he was more blocked and sniffly then most babies.
    Is it worth while taking him to the doctor or wait until he is older?

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    I would go to the doctor and get a referral to a paediatric ENT. They can check adenoids and tonsils and advise if it's ok to leave or need to come out. DS had his out at 3 1/2yo (tonsils and adenoids - snorer, dribbler, sleep apnoea). DD is 4 and whilst she is a snorer and has large adenoids they decided to wait and see. She's starting to get quite a few bouts of tonsillitis so may yet have them out.

    If they need to come out our ENT recommend doing before they start school, I think DS took a good two weeks to recover.

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    I know when my dd snores I take her to the chiropractor. And it fixes everything.
    He doesnt crack bones or anything just uses pressure points

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    How do they test for sleep apnoea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDream View Post
    I would go to the doctor and get a referral to a paediatric ENT. They can check adenoids and tonsils and advise if it's ok to leave or need to come out. DS had his out at 3 1/2yo (tonsils and adenoids - snorer, dribbler, sleep apnoea). DD is 4 and whilst she is a snorer and has large adenoids they decided to wait and see. She's starting to get quite a few bouts of tonsillitis so may yet have them out.

    If they need to come out our ENT recommend doing before they start school, I think DS took a good two weeks to recover.
    I agree with this. Definitely worth a visit to an ENT

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    My niece snored a lot. sIL took her to dr who sent them to ENT as her tonsils were gigantic. Once removed she hasnt snored since

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    They either stay in hospital overnight or use a take home helmet thingy. Ds1 is on the waitting list here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    How do they test for sleep apnoea?
    In our case they just took our observations. Our baby monitor went off a lot with DS from the early days so we thought it was faulty and kept turning the sensitivity up. Wasn't till DH slept in with him one night that he noticed DS would stop breathing eventually cough and start breathing again. My mum noticed it once when she was babysitting him. We still thought it was nothing until we told the ENT about it and he explained.

    DS also was also completely obsessed with his dummy at night which we were later told was because he was trying to use it to regulate his own breathing but I'm not sure about that, although after his surgery he chucked them in the bin on his own.

    The other thing we noticed was that he started chewing meat, then suck it and spit it out. Apparently he couldn't breathe with it in his mouth to swallow so would spit it. That too stopped after they came out.

    His sleep improved a little but he still struggles to breathe through his nose, it always seems blocked.

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    Do you find they had difficulty eating solids ?

    My ds is almost 2, we've been to the ENT, he has huge tonsils and adenoids , sleep apnoea and snores. ENT isn't keen to remove then til he's a bit bigger. But he just gags on solids. He's still having his main meals well mashed.


 

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