How to Save a Child Under 1
1.Hold your baby facedown on your forearm, her head toward your hand; brace your arm against your thigh. (If she's too big, lay her facedown on your thigh, her head toward your knee.) Support her head and neck, which should be lower than the rest of her body.
2. With the heel of your other hand, give five firm but gentle slaps between her shoulder blades. This usually causes the baby to cough up the food or object. If you can now see the item in her mouth or throat, sweep it out with your finger.
3. If your baby still can't breathe, lay her on her back on a firm surface. With your index and middle fingers, give five quick chest thrusts over her breastbone, pushing in one-half to one inch deep.
4. Perform rescue breathing: Open the airway by tilting the head back and lifting the chin up.
5. Keeping the airway open, seal your mouth over your infant's nose and mouth and give two slow breaths. Continue mouth-to-mouth respiration until normal breathing resumes or help arrives. Note: If your child's chest doesn't begin to rise, the object is still blocking her airway. Repeat steps 1 to 5 until the object is coughed up or help arrives.
6. Even if your child seems fine after a choking incident that requires intervention, take her to the doctor to make sure that the blockage has been completely removed and that there is no lasting damage.