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A 25-year-old female asked about a female:

i was changing my daughter diaper she turned really red and tried to cry for like 5secs but no sound was coming out and her eyes were watery and had spit bubbles coming out her mouth?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Typical: This is common. As long as she doesn't turn blue (lips/fingers) while appearing to struggle to catch breath, then this is normal prequel to angry scream. Expect this display to repeat!
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Baby turning red: Could be at the time you were changing her diaper she was valsalving , that is what we do when we bear down before having a bowel movement. Did she have a bowel movement soon afterward? or could have been trying to bear down or at times when babies initially try to verbalize ( and they do so much earlier then when they talk) they do stra n and turn red, it is alot of work to talk.
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Red face: Infants have a limited number of ways to express rage, think of turning red, watery eyes and a bit of spit as the prelude to a prolonged shriek. Alarming to see, but usually returns quickly to normal. Think of being speechless with rage.

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