Emergency Steps Your Child Should Know

Heimlich Maneuver

Children as young as 5 can learn this important technique for saving someone from choking, says Connie Harvey, a health and safety expert for the American Red Cross, in Falls Church, Virginia. For information on lifesaving and water-safety classes for kids as young as 4, contact the American Red Cross. Check the white pages of your phone book, or log on to www.redcross.org.

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Copyright © 2001 Sandra Gordon. Reprinted with permission from the October 2001 issue of Parents magazine. Reviewed 2008

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