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WATCH: Learn These 3 First Aid Techniques for Your BabyHere's what you should do if you find your baby unconscious, not breathing or choking.
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Would you know how to save a choking baby?
Your answer to the question above could be a matter of life and death. Situations that require emergency first aid could come at any moment and being prepared is key. If you’re a parent to a baby, it’s crucial you watch the instructional first aid videos below. Commit them to heart and memory.
How to help a choking baby
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- Lay your baby face down on your thigh, and then give up to 5 back blows.
- If that doesn’t work turn them over and give your baby up to 5 chest thrusts by using two fingers to pump your baby's chest. Check your baby's mouth to see if the object has been dislodged.
- If not, repeat from step 1. If you've repeated these steps for three times and your baby is still choking, call an ambulance. Dial 117 for the Philippine emergency hotline.
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What to do when a baby is unresponsive but breathing
- Check for breathing. Tilt their head back and look and feel for breaths. If they are breathing, move on to step two. If not, perform CPR.
- Hold your baby on their side with their head slightly tilted back, supported and lower than their bottom.
- Call an ambulance. Dial 117 for the Philippine emergency hotline.
- Be ready to perform CPR if your baby stops breathing.
How to perform CPR on a baby
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- The first thing you should do is call an ambulance. Dial 117 for the Philippine emergency hotline.
- Then, lay your baby down on a flat surface and tilt his head up. This will open your baby’s airway.
- Give 5 puffs of air over your baby’s mouth and nose. With two fingers, pump your baby’s chest 30 times.
- Follow with 2 puffs of air into the mouth and nose, then 30 pumps again on the chest.
- Keep repeating step 5 until the ambulance comes.
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