Choking is a blockage of the upper way airway by food or other objects, which prevents a person from breathing effectively. Choking can cause a simple coughing fit, but completely blockage of the airway may lead to death.
Choking is not rare in a baby. They choke often caused by chewing food incompletely, attempting to eat large pieces of food or too much food at one time. Babies also put small objects in their mouths, which may become lodged in their mouths.
40% of parents have witnessed their own baby choke, yet over 80% of these parents have no idea to what to do in such a situation. The alarming situation, an average of 34 children are treated for choking on food every day.
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In order to combat this staggering issue, here is a very easy way to save a choking baby. In this video, four characters- a pen lid, marble, jelly baby and princess work together in a fun-filled manner, to show proper technique.
In order to combat this staggering issue, St. John Ambulance created an animated video that will show you a very easy way to save a choking baby. In this heartwarming video, four characters – a pen lid, marble, jelly baby, and princess – work together, in a fun-filled manner, to show you the proper technique.