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    Default Experiences with ENT appointment for young baby?

    DS (12wks) has been referred to an ENT specialist. He snores and snorts which seems to be disrupting his sleep, especially during day naps. He sounds like a little piggy when he cries too.

    If you've seen an ENT with a young baby before, what should we expect at the appointment and what kind of tests are they likely to do? Considering he's so young I'm not sure how I feel about him being poked and prodded too much unless entirely necessary.

    The earliest appointment we could get is at the end of November so he'll be exactly 4 months the day of the appointment.

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    @LoCo has just been through this, maybe she can let you know what to expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    If you've seen an ENT with a young baby before, what should we expect at the appointment and what kind of tests are they likely to do? Considering he's so young I'm not sure how I feel about him being poked and prodded too much unless entirely necessary.
    We haven't seen ENT but DD has been to just about every other specialist under the sun! (Ortho, ophthalmology, dermatology, physio, audiology etc etc!). But I just wanted to say that I've found that all of them have been outstanding with young children, really gentle.

    Usually I get to hold DD on my lap and the specialist talks me through what they're about to do and what I need to do (i.e. put one hand on her forehead and the other across her arms). They usually have finger puppets and toys and all sorts of things to distract baby while they do their exam.

    As far as watching your baby being poked and prodded, it's entirely normal to feel upset by it and worry about it!! Even after everything DD went through in NICU in terms of procedures, I still get upset watching her have her vaccinations or similar!!! Just remember that it'll be over quite quickly and it will not bother DS as much as it bothers you!

    Good luck x

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    DS is pretty chilled out so hopefully he'll be ok with any tests they have to do. I just worry they'll want to do something invasive.

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    I have found ENT's to be very gentle with children. DD2 first saw an ENT at 4months and had a set of grommets a week later. You'll find they will look in his ears, up his nose plus in his throat. 3 of my 4 daughters have all seen ENT's from an early age but all have been fantastic with the girls.


 

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