When you’re a new parent, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out when your child is acting normal and when something is wrong. Every last whimper, sound, and sneeze can make you stop and wonder if something is wrong with your baby. Is the child cold? Do they have a cold? This cold person sneezed on my child and that is why he is sneezing? Is there such a thing as too many sneezes?
There are quite a few reasons why your newborn may sneeze frequently. First, you should know that sneezing is healthy when you see your newborn sneezing. This means that their nervous system is working properly because sneezing is actually a reflex controlled by the nervous system. The Cleveland Clinic reassures nervous parents everywhere that newborns sneeze as well as burp, yawn, gurgle, hiccup and burp. Sneezing in infants is a reflex, just like in adults. The reflex occurs when the nasal passages are irritated.