Daddy, What Are Hiccups?

My youngest daughter had hiccups twice this week. On Friday morning she requested, “what are hiccups?” Thankfully, I knew the reply. Sadly, I did not have a good way of explaining involuntary muscle contractions to a three-year-old. I did my greatest and advised her that it is a part of her physique’s approach of rising and getting stronger (hey, you strive explaining it to a toddler). If she was just a little older, I might need turned to the TED-Ed lesson, Why Do We Hiccup?

Why Do We Hiccup? explains what causes hiccups and why hiccups are extra frequent in kids than in adults. The video additionally dives into try to clarify why people hiccup however different completely air-breathing animals do not. 

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