First Aid for Children
What You Need to Know
FIRST: MAKE SURE THAT THEY NEED HELP
You need to be sure that, before you try to help a child, they really and truly need your help. You can do this by shaking their shoulder and asking if they are ok. For infants, you should flick their foot and see if they respond. If there is no response, call 9-1-1.
IF AN INFANT IS CHOKING, ALTERNATE BETWEEN BACK BLOWS AND CHEST THRUSTS
It is important to stay more gentle with infants, so, when one is choking, alternate between 5 back blows in between the shoulder blades and 5 chest thrusts, which consist of putting two or three fingers in the middle of the infant's chest and compressing the chest just over an inch