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When my son gets happy an starts babbeling he starts to get a little foamy at the mouth with lots of saliva. Is this normal for babys at four months?

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Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Drool is the Rule

They drool, blow bubbles, etc.
--often they also let lots of secretions pool in their upper airway, breathe right through it, and sound gurgly. This is normal. Lots of people call this increased salivation 'teething', but it is unrelated--it is really a normal phase of development that will happen whether teething are coming tomorrow or six months from now.

In brief: Drool is the Rule

They drool, blow bubbles, etc.
--often they also let lots of secretions pool in their upper airway, breathe right through it, and sound gurgly. This is normal. Lots of people call this increased salivation 'teething', but it is unrelated--it is really a normal phase of development that will happen whether teething are coming tomorrow or six months from now.
Dr. Howard Gollup
Dr. Howard Gollup
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Normal slobbering!

In brief: Yes

Normal slobbering!
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Enjoy his freedom

Your son is blessed with an exuberance of the moment, sharing time with your interaction and unfettered by the painful idea we acquire over time called a social conscience.
His slobber is normal as will his desire to spread it around his face with his fingers, his willingness to wear spit up clothes or sit for a while in poo.

In brief: Enjoy his freedom

Your son is blessed with an exuberance of the moment, sharing time with your interaction and unfettered by the painful idea we acquire over time called a social conscience.
His slobber is normal as will his desire to spread it around his face with his fingers, his willingness to wear spit up clothes or sit for a while in poo.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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