How to resuscitate a child

Back blows, chest thrusts & cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)


Chest thrusts for children under one year

Support the baby down your arm, which is placed down (or across) your thigh as you sit or kneel.

Find the breastbone and place two middle fingers in the middle.

Give five sharp chest thrusts, compressing the chest by about a third of its diameter.

Source: NHS Choices, DoH birth to five 2009.