We were out on a field trip today and our 2 year old fell down and scraped her knee. She starts half crying, but holding her breath (like she can't get the cry out). Then she faints for a second and comes to...and not sure if she maybe fainted twice. Lydia who was there with us said she thought the 2 yr old's lips were turning blue. Thankfully she is OK. She has done this once before; she fell off a stool, started to try and cry and then fainted. Scary.
I Googled "children fainting" and got all sorts of info.....here is some I had to share: (syncope pronounced: sĭng’-kə-pē, is the medical term for fainting):
Less commonly, syncope may reflexively occur during brushing of one’s hair (“hair-groomer’s syncope”), vigorous arching of the back and extending the neck while stretching (“stretch syncope”), urination (“micturition syncope”), and even chewing food (“deglutition syncope”).
Interesting...see what you can learn on the Internet.
All of that to say; has anyone had a child who did this? Dave thinks it is because I rush to her and act alarmed when this happens (and yes, I yell, "BREATHE, BREATHE!).