Toddler Breathing Problems

toddler breathing problems

Toddlers are more vulnerable to breathing problems than adults since their breathing system has not developed fully to adapt to the weather changes.  Sometimes it is a result of an allergy which is usually known as hay fever. If your toddler’s breathing problems are as a result of allergies, they will probably experience problems in sleeping.

Some of the signs of toddler breathing problems are;

  • A runny nose
  • Blocked nose
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Colored mucus
  • Breathlessness
  • Chest pain


Normal coughing helps the lungs to clear foreign particles like those of smoke, dust or mucus from the airway. Frequent coughing is a dish of illness. Dry cough with colored mucus is usually a sign of Tuberculosis. Frequent coughs are usually as a result of cold, especially during the winter season. Not all medicines for coughing will cure coughing completely so it is recommended to visit the doctor to diagnose the real causes of coughing. If the cough persists more than 3 weeks or one month weeks then seek medical attention from your doctor.

Blocked nose

A blocked nose is an indication of an infection of the lower trachea resulting from infections such as bronchiolitis or pneumonia. toddler breathing problems


Wheezing is simply a high-pitch sound from the chest especially when your toddler is breathing in and out. It is associated with upper respiratory infections.


If the breathlessness is usually a sign of asthma infection. Breathlessness is also likely to be caused by chest infection and Pneumonia

Colored mucus

If you realize that your toddler is having greenish or yellowish mucus it is a sign of infection. For instance, green mucus can be caused by tuberculosis due to blood stains in the mucus or severe infections that need strong antibiotics.

Chest pain

Chest pain and other aches are major signs of chest problems and infections which can lead to breathing problems.