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. Is this correct - The child will then cry and hold their breath.

why have they used " their " along with " child" ? also I have noticed that " it " is used in many places for " baby " . Is it correct?

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    their is a plural possessive pronoun, so it would be used with "children hold their breath". Usually you would use "it" with child. If you say boy or girl then use his or her. That is because if a person uses the word "child" it is usually because the gender is not known. If the gender is known then they would use "boy" or "girl" or "baby boy" or "baby girl".

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