Daisy First Aid founder, Jenni Dunman provided expert First Aid advice at the 2018 shows and will be speaking at our sister show, The Baby Show NEC Birmingham this year. Expectant and new parents can learn key first aid skills to help if they are ever faced with a medical emergency.
Baby and Child Choking First Aid with Daisy First Aid
Choking Treatment – Baby
Shout for help, but don’t leave the baby.
Sit or kneel and lay the baby over your lap, face down, head lowest, supporting the head
Give up to five sharp blows between the shoulder blades with the heel of your hand.
The aim is to relieve the choking with each blow rather than give all five.
Turn the baby chest over facing up. Support the head and lower it below the level of the chest.
Use two fingers to give up to five chest thrusts. These are similar to chest compressions but sharper and slower. The aim is to relieve the choking with each thrust rather than give all five.
If these steps do not work, shout for help. Ask someone to call 999/112 or use loudspeaker on your mobile if you are alone and get emergency help.
Keep repeating steps one and two and don’t stop until the blockage has been removed or the baby loses consciousness. If the baby becomes unconscious – Start CPR.
We highly recommend these steps are practised on a first aid manikin and you attend a Daisy First Aid class to learn more. www.daisyfirstaid.com