an infant or small child’s airway can be occluded if it is overextended or overflexed because:,

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Infants and small children are especially vulnerable to crib safety hazards. If their airway is occluded, they will not be able to breathe. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but two major ones are overextended or overflexed airways. When an infant’s head is extended too far back or when it is flexed forward so that the chin presses on the chest, this puts pressure on the neck and throat which can result in an obstruction of the airway. Overextending or overflexing does not have to be extreme either; even slight movements like pulling your baby up by his arms instead of lifting him straight from underneath his armpits could lead to life-threatening consequences! In this article, we will explore the dangers of overextended or overflexed airways to help you better understand how your baby can become unsafe while in his crib. One danger is that a child’s head may be flexed too far forward so that it presses on their chest which makes breathing difficult and could lead to an obstruction of the airway. In order for babies’ lungs to expand fully with each breath they take, there must also be enough room between their chin and neck, at the same time as maintaining contact with their nose-throat junction (ophryon). If this space becomes restricted then they are more likely not able to breathe freely. Another way in which infants can experience strained breathing due to overexertion is

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