How to give first aid to kids when they’re choking?

Things can happen very quickly in emergencies and so being prepared always helps.

Step 1: Observe if your child is choking!

Your baby may be coughing or making an unexplainable face. It would look scary, but you got to be sure that it’s choking when they’re unable to cry or cough and turns bluish. And certainly, their airway is obstructing.

Step 2: Do not panic, and call someone for help!

It is the most crucial thing to be noted, do not panic nor freak out. Ask someone for help when you cannot handle it alone.

Step 3: Place your baby face down on lap by holding her face and give hard blows on the back!

You should be quick in giving those five hard blows below the shoulder by holding the head a little up. This, in turn, acts pressure on the airway and helps the object to come out.

Step 4: Turn the baby over the back!

Quickly rest your baby on your thigh and poke your index & middle finger on the chest. This action helps to push air from the lungs into the airway and throws the object out.

Step 5: And repeat!

Repeat these simple steps again and again until the object comes out. Meanwhile, a health care practitioner should be in touch.

🔖 Story Time: I remember an episode of Simra getting choked with a plastic wrapper, it wasn’t that scary, fortunately, but I didn’t know anything about the choking thing earlier. So I researched a lot at that time and made this informative post for you all. Share this as much as you can with your mommy friends. Thanks for reading!

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