At some point during childhood, 80 to 90% of all children have a breathing problem. `Take a Deep Breath' is a comprehensive, accessible, and indispensible guide for parents, caregivers, teachers, and healthcare providers on the subject of children's breathing issues.From the uppermost part of the airway - the nose, to the lowermost part - the lungs, Dr Nina Shapiro explains which problems are truly worrisome, and which are actually normal stages in a child's growth. `Take a Deep Breath' will enable you to do just that, take a deep breath, and get a better, clearer understanding of what's going on when a child breathes in and out.
Newborn to 3 Months: Nose-Breathing a Must; Throaty Gurgles: The Low-Down on Laryngomalacia; Feeding Issues Related to Breathing: Back to Sleep and Beyond: SIDS Prevention; Wheezing in a Newborn; Respiratory Infections in Newborns; Clear the Air for Your Newborn; 3-12 Months: Stuffy Nose: What's Up There?; More Throaty Noises; What is Stridor?; Feeding Issues for Healthy Breathing; Active vs. Sleeping Breathing; Respiratory Infections in Babies: Croup and Crud; Nebulizers: What's in Them?; 12-36 Months: Stuffy Nose/Runny Nose/Sinusitis from Friends and Foes; Snoring: What's That Noise? What is Sleep Apnea?; Choking Hazards: What is Safe to Eat; Hoarseness in Toddlers; Wheezing: Is it Asthma Yet?; Respiratory Illness in Toddlers: Welcome to Playgroup!; 3-5 years: Stuffy Runny Nose: Preschool is Here; Snoring: Getting Louder; More on Sleep Apnea; Choking Hazards: Risks for Preschoolers; Hoarseness in School; Managing Asthma for School; Respiratory Illnesses from School; 5-12 Years: Stuffy Nose/Runny Nose: When are They Allergies?; Snoring still Louder, with More Sleep Apnea; Hoarseness in Older Children; Asthma in Elementary School Years; Respiratory Illness: When are They too Sick to Go to School?; 13-18 Years: Stuffy Nose/Sinusitis: New Causes / New Treatments; Snoring: New Issues; Sleep Apnea: New Concerns; Hoarseness: New Reasons; Wheezing: New Responsibilities; Respiratory Illnesses in Teenagers: New Friends, New Infections.