CHOKING HELP IN FIVE STEPS
1 If your baby is coughing (while crying or gagging), allow her to continue, because coughing is the best way to dislodge an obstruction. Call 112 in the meantime.
2 If your baby is unable to cry or cough, or is turning blue or red, her airway could be completely blocked. Tell anyone else in the house to call 112 and start the following back blows and chest thrusts. If you’re alone with your baby, do back blows and chest thrusts for two minutes, then call 112, then continue.
3 Hold your baby’s jaw with your thumb and forefingers, your other arm on her back. Now turn her over and lower your baby face down onto your thigh, making sure her head is lower than her body. Give your baby five firm blows on the back, between her shoulder blades, as you try to force the object out of her throat.
4 If that hasn’t worked, now turn your baby face forward, still with her head lower than her chest, and use the pads of two or three fingers to push straight down on the chest, between the baby’s nipples, about 3-4cm. Thrust five times, then check inside baby’s mouth. Only put your finger inside the mouth if you can see the object, otherwise you might accidentally push it even further in.
5 Continue until the object is out or help arrives.