The Quickest Way to Save a Choking Baby: Watch This Video!
Do you know what to do when Baby is choking? If you don't, watch the new animated video below on how to save a choking baby.
The video, titled "The Chokeables," was created by St. John Ambulance, a first-aid training organization with branches around the world, and is being shared on social media. Every parent can benefit from watching the 40-second video, which features objects that babies commonly choke on (such as a pen cap, a marble, a broken crayon, and a nut). The objects are voiced by three British actors, including Sir John Hurt, who appeared as Mr. Ollivander, the wand-maker, in the Harry Potter movie series.
A princess figurine demonstrates the following steps to save a choking baby:
- Lay your baby face-down on your thigh. Give him up to 5 back blows.
- If that doesn't work, turn your baby over and give him up to 5 chest thrusts until the airway is clear.
- If the chest thrusts don't work either, call an ambulance immediately.
So far, at least seven people have saved choking babies after watching the video, reports The Mirror.
Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com who covers baby-related content. She loves collecting children's picture books and has an undeniable love for cookies of all kinds. Her spirit animal would be Beyoncé Pad Thai. Follow her on Twitter @sherendipitea
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