Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare: How To Quickly Save Your Baby From Choking With This 3-Step Protocol

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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It’s every parent’s greatest fear to realize that your baby or toddler is choking and you don’t know what to do.

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This can happen to anyone. It’s inevitable—babies put objects in their mouths all the time. And even if you give them tiny cut up pieces of food, there’s no way for you to prevent him or her from taking food from another child that may be bigger.

Unfortunately, one U.S. child chokes to death approximately every five days; and 75 percent of choking deaths occur in children under the age of 3 years. (source)


Just imagine how scary it is to see your child go from being perfectly fine to unconscious in a matter of minutes.

Feeling powerless when it happens is something you can prevent by learning more about this subject.

Here’s what you need to know:

Top 10 Choking Food Hazards

  1. hot dogs
  2. hard candy
  3. chewing gum
  4. nuts and seeds
  5. chunks of meat or cheese
  6. whole grapes
  7. popcorn
  8. chunks of peanut butter
  9. raw vegetables
  10. raisins

Top 10 Choking Object Hazards

  1. coins
  2. buttons
  3. marbles
  4. small balls
  5. deflated balloons
  6. watch batteries
  7. jewelry
  8. ball point pen caps and paper clips
  9. arts and crafts supplies
  10. small toys and toys with small detachable parts

Always make sure to be extra careful when your child is eating these foods or near these objects. Cutting out junk food from your child’s diet will instantly shorten the list by half.

How To Save a Choking Baby

This video will take you through the 3 first aid steps for a choking baby. Using these essential first aid skills can make a big difference.

How to perform first aid and CPR on a choking infant / baby?
  1. Check The Mouth
  2. Slap It Out
  3. Squeeze It Out

If your baby falls unconscious at any time, you will need to perform CPR.


How To Give CPR To a Baby

How to Give Baby CPR - First Aid Training - St John Ambulance

These videos were made by the same group of people who brought you “The Chokeables,” which was used to raise awareness about first aid training.

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