There are a lot of parents that don’t know how to react if their child is choking or suffocating by object or food. According to a research study conducted in the US, there are more than 40% of the parents that aren’t aware how to react in such situations.
It is vital to know how to react in order to save the life of the child. This technique that we are going to present to you is known as Heimlich maneuver, and it is very easy to apply. You just need to make sure that you apply it the right way.
This technique should be applied differently in regards whether it is used on bigger child or baby. In case you use it on a child you will need to put the baby on the lap and keep its head lower than the chest. Next you should give firm slaps on him/her back around the shoulders.
Here is what to do:
You will need to hold the baby upside down while it is lying on your lap
Hit firmly on the back by using the hands in order to dislodge the food or object that might be stuck in the respiratory system
If there is a food or object that is the main reason for choking you need to turn the baby and compress the chests 5 times
Repeat this cycle until the food or object is out of the air passages
Here is a video with more detailed instructions:
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