There are several possibilities for your baby turning blue. The most likely is a so-called breath holding attack. This occurs when babies get a fright or get very angry and frustrated about something and cry to such an extent that they actually hold their breath and can turn blue. These episodes are very frightening but this is usually a temporary problem which soon passes over. All one needs to do is to blow in the baby's face when the breath holding attack occurs. Although this is by far the most likely cause of this episode I would be happier if you would just ask your paediatrician to check your baby to be sure that all is well and we are not missing another possible cause.
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