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What to do if Baby Stops Breathing

What to do if Baby Stops Breathing

Do you know what to do if your baby stops breathing? Fortunately, there’s a great new guide to baby CPR that you can master in just two minutes.

baby CPR video

A child that is gasping for air… it’s every mama and dada’s worst fear. But would you know what to do if baby stops breathing?

According to St. John’s Ambulance, only one in four parents know how to perform baby CPR. Are you one of them? If not, have no fear. St John’s have now launched a fun, catchy campaign that uses nursery rhyme characters to teach you exactly what you need to do if your baby stops breathing.

This fab singalong two-minute video features Humpty Dumpty, Incy Wincy Spider and Jack and Jill as they teach baby CPR in a short, clear and reassuring way that will forever stick in your mind. Hopefully, you can confine this stuff to memory and never call on it again. However, should the need ever arrive for you to jump into action and provide baby CPR, watching this video may just provide you with the extra minutes you need if baby stops breathing. A must watch for us all!

St. John’s Ambulance Baby CPR Video


What to do if baby stops breathing

As you’ll see from the vid. There are four basic steps involved in performing baby CPR.

  • Call an ambulance by dialing 995. If you’re on your own, perform one minute’s baby CPR before taking baby with you to call for help.
  • Place your lips around baby’s mouth and nose and blow steadily for up to one second. Repeat this five times, giving baby five puffs in total.
  • Place two fingers in the center of baby’s chest and pump gently 30 times at a rate of 100-120 per minute.
  • Repeat steps 1-4, but perform two puffs and 30 pumps each time.

Not sure what to do if you suspect your child has been poisoned? Check out our guide to what to do in a poisoning emergency.


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 The information contained in this website is for informational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.



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