Choking Child? DON’T SWOOP!

Now that the holidays have past, you may have a lot of new toys and gadgets in your home.

While you may take every step necessary to keep small pieces up and out of reach, sometimes they still end up in small hands…

Dr. Barry Gordon says if you believe your child is choking, avoid doing one of the most common things:

Dr. Gordon says instead you should position the child over your knee or your arm so that the object can move back towards the child’s mouth.

A choking child is a terrifying experience. Gordon says one of the first things you should always do is call 911.

A great informative source can be found below. Courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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