This Lifesaving First Aid Technique For Choking Children Is Essential For All Parents

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As parents, we try to do everything we can to protect our children, yet no matter what we do, there are hazards all around us. Many foods, household items and even toys can be choking hazards for children, especially children who like to put things in their mouths.

Has your child ever put something in his or her mouth that he or she shouldn’t have put there? We’ve been there. Thankfully, so far the objects have either been small enough that they were swallowed and passed through the digestive system without any problems or were safely removed from the mouth before getting stuck.

Would you know what to do if your child put something in his or her mouth and started choking? It turns out that CPR isn’t the go-to remedy when you’re dealing with choking in babies and young children. There are different techniques all parents and caregivers need to know.

Pediatric nurse Sarah Hunstead clearly explains what to do when a child or baby is choking. She also explains the difference between choking and gagging as well as points out choking hazards that are probably lurking in your home right now.

Watch the video below to find out what you should do if you ever see a child choking and what you can do to prevent children from choking in the first place.

When we only had one child, we did a better job at keeping small objects out of reach, but with multiple children, it seems nearly impossible to keep the older children’s small toys and LEGOs out of reach of the younger children. This video emphasizes just how important it is to keep small objects out of reach of our children. We’re also grateful to know what to do in case one of our children ever does start choking.