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Has your infant ever WrightsWife Due June 26; Florida 431 posts
27th Jul

Inhaled/breathed in water during a bath? Yes, I know I need to be careful . LO has a baby tub, I was not bathing him in a tub or sink. He gets excited & kicks his hands and feet and actually rolled to one side this time while I was washing his feet. He has his mouth open & possibly breathed in water as well. I turned him up as soon as possible. His face was red and he was coughing & crying. He spit up water & a few times would hold his breath then cough again & kept crying. I picked him up and held him to one shoulder as if I was going to burp him. I calmed him then dried him. He nursed & now is wide awake and squirming. As I'm looking up infants inhaling water I keep reading about dry drowning. Should I worry? Has anyone ever had their baby inhale water? What do you suggest I do?

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 15768 posts
status 27th Jul
Quoting WrightsWife:" Inhaled/breathed in water during a bath? Yes, I know I need to be careful . LO has a baby tub, I was ... [snip!] ... water I keep reading about dry drowning. Should I worry? Has anyone ever had their baby inhale water? What do you suggest I do?"


If they are dry drowning, I believe they would be real sleepy-like (or so I seen via newspaper article.) I would just keep an eye on him for a little while, but if he coughed up a bunch of water and seems fine right now, I wouldnt worry too much. Poor babe!

Belle. TTC #2 TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Alberta 3445 posts
27th Jul

The first time I took ds to the pool he was around 4 months old. And I thought I'd do something fun and drag him across the water but I ended up having him too low and he got a huuuge gulp full of water :( I still beat myself up over it. But he was fine. Coughed it up and then went along having fun in the pool.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3674 posts
27th Jul

When DS was an infant, maybe 1 or 2 months old I was bathing him in his little bath and he somehow just slipped from my hands like a piece of soap and he slipped under water for a second. It scared him for a while, he didn't choke up but coughed a little.



Aside from feeling like a terrible mom for weeks, he was fine and NOW has a fear of water on or hitting his face a age 1. I don't think it's related but I swear it is.



Just keep a close eye on your LO. :)

WrightsWife Due June 26; Florida 431 posts
27th Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" If they are dry drowning, I believe they would be real sleepy-like (or so I seen via newspaper article.) ... [snip!] ... him for a little while, but if he coughed up a bunch of water and seems fine right now, I wouldnt worry too much. Poor babe! "</blockquote>




I know:/ I feel so horrible. I need to be more careful, I just wasn't expecting him to roll like that. He is acting sleepy, actually in a light sleep now. But he usually bathes, nurses & then falls asleep.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3674 posts
27th Jul
Quoting WrightsWife:" <blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" If they are dry drowning, I believe they ... [snip!] ... him to roll like that. He is acting sleepy, actually in a light sleep now. But he usually bathes, nurses & then falls asleep."


Things happen mama. Don't beat yourself up. When DS was 2 months old, he fell 3 feet smack on his face onto concrete from an SUV. How it happened, I don't know. Who unstrapped him? I will never know, because no one will tell the truth. But it happened, he's fine. THANK GOD. Things just happen, and you can't beat yourself up over it forever if nothing happened to them.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 15768 posts
status 27th Jul
Quoting S ♥ J ♥ L:" When DS was an infant, maybe 1 or 2 months old I was bathing him in his little bath and he somehow just ... [snip!] ... of water on or hitting his face a age 1. I don't think it's related but I swear it is. Just keep a close eye on your LO. :)"


My son turned deathly afraid of baths/pools/water around 1 year, too. He is almost two and I have to still co bath with him. He is getting better little by little. I think mine is from getting water/shampoo in his eyes. :/ Who knows? lol

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 15768 posts
status 27th Jul
Quoting S ♥ J ♥ L:" Things happen mama. Don't beat yourself up. When DS was 2 months old, he fell 3 feet smack on his face ... [snip!] ... he's fine. THANK GOD. Things just happen, and you can't beat yourself up over it forever if nothing happened to them. "


LO crawled off the bed (pretty high up) when he was 4/5 months. I cried worse than he did. He was fine though..shit happens.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3674 posts
27th Jul
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" My son turned deathly afraid of baths/pools/water around 1 year, too. He is almost two and I have to ... [snip!] ... bath with him. He is getting better little by little. I think mine is from getting water/shampoo in his eyes. :/ Who knows? lol"


He's been afraid of it ever since that day. No lie. I swear it is related. But everyone is telling me it probably isn't because he was too little.



It's not like he just get scared, he like FREAKS THE f**k OUT. lol Even at water parks, if the water touches his face - he freaks.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3674 posts
27th Jul
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" LO crawled off the bed (pretty high up) when he was 4/5 months. I cried worse than he did. He was fine though..shit happens. "


right? Haha. After if happened he was rushed to the hospital and he was all happy and playful and I was in the corner sobbing, and continued to do so for days. He was fine minutes after it happened and didn't cry once. I cried enough for the both of us I guess.



Talk about feeling like a POS mom, CPS was in the hospital room drilling me like I did it on purpose. They were so mean to me. It made me feel worse.

WrightsWife Due June 26; Florida 431 posts
27th Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting S ♥ J ♥ L:</b>" Things happen mama. Don't beat yourself up. When DS was 2 months old, he fell 3 feet smack on his face ... [snip!] ... he's fine. THANK GOD. Things just happen, and you can't beat yourself up over it forever if nothing happened to them. "</blockquote>




Oh gosh.. yeah, thank God he was ok! So I shouldn't worry about this "dry drowning" stuff? Should I let LO stay asleep and just watch him?

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
27th Jul

I think everyone has almost drown their kid at some point. LOL

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
28th Jul

DD has inhaled water numerous time. I was at my brother's when she was about 6 months old she was sitting up really well already and I didn't see a problem she needed a bath because my brother doesn't keep his apartment very clean and she was filthy so we put a few inches of water in the sink. She slipped on her butt and fell over and got a face full of water and smacked her head against the sink. I still don't know how she slipped either seems I had my hands on her the whole time. Sh!t happens part of being a parent is knowing how to forgive ourselves for the mistakes we make and realizing we do more good for our children than make mistakes.

Alice. Due May 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Manchester, United Kingdom 1581 posts
28th Jul
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" I think everyone has almost drown their kid at some point. LOL"


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The first time we took DS swimming, he kept going under while we were figuring out the best way to move him in the water. He slipped in the bath the other day too and went right under. I was sat right next to him so no biggie, but he usually slips and corrects himself so I don't usually need to grab him up! He's fine.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
28th Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting Alice.:</b>" :!::!::!: The first time we took DS swimming, he kept going under while we were figuring out the best ... [snip!] ... right next to him so no biggie, but he usually slips and corrects himself so I don't usually need to grab him up! He's fine."</blockquote>




I decided to see if it was true all newborns know how to float automatically the other day. Yeah, mine doesn't. She splashed some bath water in her face and freaked out and swallowed it.