HELP! My child is choking! #YMCCommunity

Have you ever been feeding your little one and all of a sudden, they begin to choke on their food?

Choking Child

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Would you know what to do if this were to happen?

Did you know that Infant/ Child CPR is different than Adult CPR?

It would very beneficial for every parent and child care provider, including grandparents and babysitters, to know how to perform Infant/ Child CPR. Choking is ranked as a leading cause of unintentional death in children.

There are several options throughout the Lower Mainland for Infant/ Child CPR courses:

Safe + Sound First Aid Training

Link 2 Life

Vancouver First Aid

There are also some helpful how-to’s and videos that you can find online.

Baby Center has a step-by-step instruction on their website.

Here is a video from The Doctors TV show.

 

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3 thoughts on “HELP! My child is choking! #YMCCommunity

  1. I keep telling myself I need to take a first aid / CPR course. So far, none of my kids have choked on anything, but I have friends who’ve had kids who choke easily. Thanks for the tips and resources!

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  2. This is a #mustdo for any parent orany one caring for kids. And by the way, tell people that they need to tell their sitters and nannies that in BC we dial 9-1-1 for emergencies – the number is different in different countries.

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