At some point during childhood, 80 to 90% of all children have a breathing problem. ‘Take a Deep Breath’ is a comprehensive, accessible, and indispensible guide for parents, caregivers, teachers, and healthcare providers on the subject of children's breathing issues.
From the uppermost part of the airway — the nose, to the lowermost part — the lungs, Dr Nina Shapiro explains which problems are truly worrisome, and which are actually normal stages in a child's growth. ‘Take a Deep Breath’ will enable you to do just that, take a deep breath, and get a better, clearer understanding of what's going on when a child breathes in and out.
Contents: Newborn to Three Months:Nose-Breathing a Must!Throaty Gurgles: The Low-Down on the Lazy Voice BoxNewborn Breathing Issues Related to FeedingBack to Sleep and Beyond: SIDS PreventionWheezing: Can a Newborn Have Asthma?Respiratory Infections in NewbornsClear the Air for Your NewbornThree Months to One Year:Stuffy Nose in Babies: What's Up There?Throaty Noises and StridorFeeding Issues for Healthy BreathingSleepy Breathing in the First YearRespiratory Illnesses in Babies: Croup and CrudNebulizers: What's in Them?Clear the Air for the First Year One to Five Years:Stuffy Nose/ Runny Nose/ Sinusitis — From Friends and FoesSnoring: What's That Noise?Choking Hazards: What is Safe to Eat?Hoarseness in Toddlers and Preschoolers: Shhhhh!Wheezing and Coughing: When is it Asthma?Respiratory Illness in Toddlers and Preschoolers: Yuck!Clear the Air for Your ChildReadership: Parents, caregivers, teachers, pediatricians, primary care physicians.