Do you know what to do if your baby stops breathing?
Only 1 in 4 parents say they would. It’s a scary thing to think about but knowing the basic steps will make you feel more confident and reassured that you could handle the situation.
When I was a child I was a member of St John’s Ambulance and even used to compete in first aid competitions! It was over 20 years ago but I still remember how to do CPR and handle an emergency and I’m really grateful for those skills.
So I am happy to see St John’s Ambulance are sharing a short video to how to do baby CPR.
Please watch it – it’s only 1 minute long – and it could save your baby’s life.
Here is a quick reminder:
1. Call an ambulance. If you are alone with your baby, you must give 1 minute’s CPR before ringing and take your baby with you when you make the call.
2.Put your lips around your baby’s mouth and nose and blow for 1 second. Give 5 puffs
3. Using two fingers in the centre of the chest, give 30 pumps at a rate of 100-120 per minute (about 2 per second).
4. Repeat but with 2 puffs and 30 pumps until help arrives.
I recently wrote a post about introucing lumps in weaning. Lots of people are scared about their baby choking at this stage and St John’s Ambulance have also created a great video about what to do if your baby is choking and which is worth a watch.