Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Aims | 2011-11-22


Todler tamtrums

Hi there

My little girl is now almost 3. When she cries she stops breething, goes blue around the mouth and almost pass out. She put her whole hand in her mouth. It happenend last night again. I got such a fright as I only saw white in her eyes, her eyes was rolling. Is this normal? My mom said I use to do this when I was little. Is there anything I can do?


Expert's Reply



Your little girl is having breath holding attacks with her temper tamtrums. Temper tantrums are very common at her age as are breath holding attacks.Breath holding attacks can be very frightening for parents.If she has a breath holding attack she will always start to breathe again by herself,but it helps to gently blow on her face when she has an attack. Fortunately this is a passing stage, but you will need lots of patience while it lasts. Unfortunately you will not be able to put her in her room by herself when she has a temper tantrum as she is also having these breath holding attacks.

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