Meanwhile, if it’s due to infection, parents should observe for other symptoms such as fever.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Finally, baby snoring might also be due to sleep apnea, a condition where breathing involuntarily stops for brief periods during sleep.
In infants, possible causes of OSA include:
- Laryngomalacia or the inspiratory collapse of laryngeal tissues.
- Narrowing of the posterior nasal airway (choanal atresia)
- Cleft palate
- Subglottic stenosis
Generally, baby snoring is normal and nothing to worry about. If it’s just the way your baby breathes, and you notice no other symptoms, chances are your little one is just fine.
However, snoring could also be a sign of an underlying issue that needs treatment. If you’re concerned, film your baby during sleep and then show the video to their doctor.
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