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What is the normal heartrate for a two year old? ashley♡ 2 kids; Texas 10226 posts
12th Aug '11

Hello all. My daughter is 28 months old. I was wondering what a normal heartrate for a two year old is? She's having an allergic reaction to something (I took her in to see the doctor) and they said to bring her back in if she's having trouble breathing or if she's having trouble swallowing. I can tell her heartrate is pretty fast but I didn't know if it was normal or if it was from the Benadryl, etc.

Squeaky McGee [6 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65192 posts
12th Aug '11

Normal heartrate is 90-150, and a normal respiratory rate is 24-40.

ashley♡ 2 kids; Texas 10226 posts
12th Aug '11
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" Normal heartrate is 90-150, and a normal respiratory rate is 24-40."


Do I just count how many times she breathes in a minute to determine this? Sorry I don't know much about this kind of stuff :?.

Squeaky McGee [6 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65192 posts
12th Aug '11

Yes. Just watch her chest rise and fall. Each cycle is considered a breath. Don't let her know you're doing it, because she might try to hold her breath or something. Just watch. You can always count for 30 seconds and multiple by 2.

LexusNexus 2G1B Due September 16 (boy); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Yigo, Gu, Guam 13282 posts
12th Aug '11
Quoting Mommy to 2 Girls:" Do I just count how many times she breathes in a minute to determine this? Sorry I don't know much about this kind of stuff :?."


Count for 10 seconds then times your number by 6

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
12th Aug '11

Listen for a wheeze, if she is struggling to breath but has no wheeze go in as well.
Count her respirations. (Count each breath in a min. period.)
Heart rate is hard to go off of since she could panic so I personally would go off respirations.