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Old 12.01.2015, 20:35
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Babies choking

I would have tagged this on the end of the Three Kings Bread/Choking thread but that thread was closed.

Anyway, here's a short video on how to deal with choking in babies whixh only came out a couple of days ago.

The important think to note is to do the baby face down (on the stomach) back strikes first before any chest strikes as that will more likely dislodge the foreign body rather than cause it to become further lodged in the throat.
The chest strikes are last resort if the back strikes don't work.

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Re: Babies choking

Excellent work by David Walliams and Johnny Vegas.
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Re: Babies choking

I actually saw this for the first time last night, on TV. When it ended, I thought to myself: "Well done" -- and then found myself wishing that more important messages like this were put out there, since television obviously has the power of reaching the masses. Sadly, I don't recall ever seeing anything like this on American television.
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Re: Babies choking

I think instinct must kick in. One of mine choked when she was a year or so old she got something stuck in the throat, i think potato chips and started changing colour, just happens silently. I had no training for what to do.

I picked her up by the thigh, upside down with one hand and hit her once between the shoulders, big gasp, sat her back down and carried on.. The look on face was priceless, like WTF just happened.

It all happens so quickly!
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Re: Babies choking

So scary...

That was (and perhaps still is) my biggest fear with my little boy. Many other mothers have told me that their biggest fear was suffocation during sleep, but mine was always the choking.

Part of me even wishes that, when someone has a child, someone would come to their room and take a few minutes to teach them this. Or, at least, for classes on this type of thing to be advertised more and made more available. So kuddos again to whomever is responsible for this little TV ad. I hope that someone in the States and elsewhere will catch on and do the same thing.
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Part of me even wishes that, when someone has a child, someone would come to their room and take a few minutes to teach them this. Or, at least, for classes on this type of thing to be advertised more and made more available. So kuddos again to whomever is responsible for this little TV ad. I hope that someone in the States and elsewhere will catch on and do the same thing.
It's St.John Ambulance - a First Aid charity in the U.K. They attend local sports and other public events as volunteers etc.
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So scary...

That was (and perhaps still is) my biggest fear with my little boy. Many other mothers have told me that their biggest fear was suffocation during sleep, but mine was always the choking.

Part of me even wishes that, when someone has a child, someone would come to their room and take a few minutes to teach them this. Or, at least, for classes on this type of thing to be advertised more and made more available. So kuddos again to whomever is responsible for this little TV ad. I hope that someone in the States and elsewhere will catch on and do the same thing.
Take a course here in CH .. Probably one near you?

Here's a Geneva one.
http://www.healthfirst.ch/first-aid-courses/
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