Babies and small children love to put things in their mouths – and you can’t always intervene quickly enough to stop them. In the event of choking, follow these steps:
If your baby is choking:
- Lay him face down along your forearm so his head is lower than his body.
- With the heel of your hand, give up to five firm back blows between the shoulder blades to dislodge the object.
If your child is over one-years-old:
- Stand behind him, bend him forwards and give up to five back blows between the shoulder blades.
For more information visit the British Red Cross site.