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Video: Life-Saving First Aid For a Choking Baby

Would you know what to do if your baby started choking? Watch this video from the New Zealand Red Cross and you could save a baby’s life

 Baby – Article by mum+

If your baby is conscious and not breathing

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What you will learn:

  • Send for help  – Call 111
  • Place your thumb and first finger over baby’s jaw and roll her over
  • Give 5 back blows between their shoulder blades with the heel of your hand
  • Keep checking the airway for removal of a blockage
  • Roll your baby over and sandwich her between your arms, supporting her neck
  • Using two fingers, perform 5 chest thrusts below the nipple line
  • Roll baby back over, and give 5 back blows once again
  • Check the airway – if you see a foreign body, hook it out

To prevent choking in the first place, check out this one minute video for food preparation tips.

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