Statistics show that every five days, a child dies from choking on food. Moreover, St. John Ambulance reports that 40% of parents have watched their own baby choke on coins, food, or toys, and 80% of them had absolutely no idea what to do in those moments.
In the last ten years, 34 children ended up in the emergency room from choking on food on a daily basis, and 38% of them were one-year-old babies and younger, who choke on breast milk or formulas.
The most common triggers include candies, and then meat bones, fruits, and vegetables.
These numbers look terrifying, don’t they? Therefore, you need to know the following things:
These are the signs that your baby is choking:
- Weak coughing
- Blueish skin color
- Difficulty breathing labored breaths
- Inability to cry
- Soft or high-pitched sounds when inhaling
- Loss of consciousness
If this occurs, here is what to do:
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