Choking in babies
In babies, the habit of placing objects in their mouths is an innate reflex. This is how they explore and learn to recognise and differentiate between shapes, textures and tastes. Toddlers’ habit of putting everything in their mouths is not without risk and requires vigilance on the part of parents or babysitters. Because an infant’s airways are narrower than adult airways, the risk of obstruction and choking is common. When such an incident occurs, panic can overwhelm you very quickly. To deal with this, there is only one solution: first aid training. It will help you to learn the different methods and give you an opportunity to practice procedures on a baby dummy. In this video you will learn why back blows and chest compressions are effective in quickly clearing your baby’s airways.