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How to: First aid for choking

Since choking can be a life-threatening emergency, staying calm is essential — and the best way to ensure that you keep your cool is knowing what to do!

Hopefully you will never be in a situation where you’ll have to give first aid to your little one, but babies tend to bring everything into their mouths. This is a normal part of his development and exploration, but also might putting him at an increased risk for choking! At this age, babies tend to choke on food, little toys, and get caught in drawstrings and curtain cords. Basically everything that surrounds them may be life treating!

We give you some tips and steps to follow if you find yourself in this situation.

How do you know that your baby is choking?

Be alert to signs, something may be blocking your child’s airway if your baby …

  • Is suddenly unable to cry or cough
  • Makes odd noises or no sound all while opening his mouth
  • Skin turns bright red or blue

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