A child sleeps with an open mouth
When an infant is sleeping with an open mouth, it usually causes only tenderness. But this is not normal as it is not dangerous. Such a situation can not be allowed to take its course, the child can develop a bad habit – to breathe through his mouth, to form an incorrect bite.
The most innocuous reason for sleeping a baby with an open mouth is a weak formation of the muscles of the mouth. At a dream of newborns it is accepted to put half-and-half and to put under a neck the platen. This design does not allow the baby to fall on his back and holds his chin, protecting against involuntary opening. In this case, the baby just sleeps with his mouth open, but breathes through his nose. This can be seen by listening to the breath.
Newborns do not need a pillow, but a shoe cushion is necessary. It can be made from a diaper or a towel.
The next reason why a newborn is sleeping with an open mouth is no longer harmless. If the baby does not just open his mouth, but breathes through it – his body loses some of the purified oxygen. The virus and microbes do not interfere with the mouth. Almost always, such a problem occurs with nasal congestion.
Nasal congestion can occur due to:
- an allergic reaction;
- dry air.