This article is so close to my heart. You never know when you are going to need First Aid and these top 5 First Aid tips could save your baby’s life!
1. First Aid For a Baby Who Is Choking
Give back blows and chest thrusts.
- Give up to five back blows. Hold the baby face down along your forearm with their head lower than their bottom and hit them firmly on their back between the shoulder blades. If back blows do not dislodge the object, move on to step two.
- Give up to five chest thrusts. Turn the baby over so they are facing upwards and place two fingers in the middle of their chest just below the nipples. Push inwards and upwards. If chest thrusts do not dislodge the object, repeat steps one and two.
- Call 911 if the object has not dislodged after three cycles of back blows and chest thrusts.