Small Chin

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luviduvi - February 14

When my ds was about 5 weeks old, we were visiting with the ped. We talked about a sound he made with his throat. I call it the "old man call" My ped said some long word which basically means small chin. It can cause small airways and the babes usually grow out it within the first year. It's never a problem. Anyone else ever heard of this?

 

mandee25 - February 14

What exactly was the sound like? My ds has a small chin like me. It's interesting. Thanks for sharing.

 

luviduvi - February 14

Well, I never thought that my ds had a small chin until the ped pointed it out. It also has something to do with the overall jaw line. the sound is like a congested sound. His lungs have always been clear and he's never really had any snot in his nose (except for his recent illness)

 

piratesmermaid - February 14

Never heard of it. Weird.

 

Lala - February 14

No, it's not weird. In fact it's fairly common. Most people not in the medical profession just don't even notice it on people. It's called micrognathia (the g is silent). My brother and I have it, and my ds has it. Many babies have it, but the jaw may catch up and grow even with the top jaw over time. My brother's was quite bad, and had to have surgery as a teenager to elongate the lower jaw. I had braces for 3 years to correct my overbite b/c of it. Most people never notice my "small chin" even if I point it out, but it's definately there.****luviduvi, that sound must be the same my ds makes. I didn't make the connection. How interesting! ds grunts alot and also gets "snorty" in his nose.

 

Lala - February 14

luviduvi, If you look at baby's profile, you may find it easier to see. The chin (lower jaw) would be set back a little. By the way, I don't recommend looking up micrognathia on the internet. You may find all kinds of scary things. That's b/c some syndromes include the micrognathia as a physical feature. That will just upset your mommy heart. MANY babies have this to start with, and it doesn't mean anything!! Take care!

 

luviduvi - February 14

THANK YOU SO MUCH Lala! My ped said it was nothing to worry about and sees it all kinds of babies. Mine was a premie and so I was scared that that was the cause but she said it wasn't. Thank you also for explaining it to me. To me, my lo doesn't look any different than anyone else but now that you say that I can see it! My ped said that ds wasn't very bad at all and that he would probably "grow out of it" if you will. :-)

 

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