Choking occurs when the
airway becomes fully or partly blocked. Babies and young
children are more prone to choking because they sometimes put
objects in their mouths which can get stuck and block the
A baby or child will get upset very quickly if
they’re choking, so you’ll need to act fast in this situation. If
the blockage is severe they may also lose responsiveness.
By the end of this first aid lesson, students will be able
Find out more about how we can help
you get first aid into your school
Get more information about choking
children and babies in the first aid advice section of our website,
where you can also watch our video on how to give first aid
treatment to a choking baby.
We’ve also produced this 40-second animated advert, The
Chokeables, that teaches people what to do if their baby is
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