If a baby is choking, let her cough up the object if she can. Otherwise, call and give her back blows and chest thrusts. If a baby is unconscious or not breathing, call and administer CPR until emergency help arrives. We all hope we'll never be put in the position of having to save a baby's life, but it could happen. Babies can and do choke on food and toys, slip under the water in the tub or a pool, and get caught in drawstrings and curtain cords.
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If a person is choking and cannot talk, cry or laugh forcefully, the American Red Cross recommends a 'five-and-five' approach to delivering first aid. To perform abdominal thrusts Heimlich maneuver on yourself, place a fist slightly above your navel. Grasp your fist with the other hand and bend over a hard surface. Shove your fist inward and upward.
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Choking is an ever-present danger for small children — one that can be fatal if a responsible adult doesn't offer the correct aid. Some common things that kids choke on include food items such as peanuts, nuts, seeds, popcorn and popcorn kernels , and hard candy. Grapes, hot dogs and marshmallows can be problematic. Kids also choke on shiny metal objects such as nuts, bolts and screws, paper clips, coins, marbles, broken bits of toys and button batteries the kind you find in toys. Among the most surprising items that kids choke on are things that conform to the airway, such as balloons or broken bits of balloons.
This poster by the Canadian Red Cross instructs on the care for a choking adult via back blows, abdominal thrusts, and chest thrusts. This poster may be useful for displaying in any food-service establishment or breakroom where food is consumed. Some states or businesses may have specific choking poster requirements that may or may not be satisfied by this poster.