Household accidents

´╗┐Keeping your child safe in and around the home

Choking

Babies and toddlers can easily swallow, inhale or choke on small items like balloons, peanuts, buttons or plastic toy pieces or strings or cords.

´╗┐Prevention

Check on the floor and under furniture for small items. Find out more about CPR (a first aid technique that is a combination of rescue breaths and chest compressions. Sometimes called the 'kiss of life').

What to do

If your child is choking act immediately and calmly. Make sure you do not push the object further down the throat. Encourage your child to cough. Use back blows, if they become unconscious call for help (do not leave your child alone) and start CPR. www.redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk

´╗┐Source: RoSPA