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When Your Three Years and Older Baby Chokes, See Steps To Help Out

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When Your Three Years and Older Baby Chokes, See Steps To Help Out

When Your Three Years and Older Baby Chokes, See Steps To Help Out
Place the child face down on his leg, with the head lower than the trunk and give five effective lids in the middle of the back.

Try to visualize the food in the mouth and gently remove it. If nothing can be visualized, do five more chest compressions just below the nipple line. Always keep your head lower than your chest.

In any case, the orientation is to call or take the child to an emergency service as soon as possible.

Tips for safely feeding children
Children should not be offered food for up to 4 years without kneading or shredding.

Feed the baby only if he is semi-sitting or sitting and never during sleep.

Do not offer liquids or other food to the choked child in an attempt to contain the accident.

Never let a child eat without supervision.

The child should be comfortably accommodated at the table with the other family members. It is important that from the first year of life, in the introduction of complementary foods, the child observes other people feeding.

The mealtime environment should be calm, without the television on or any other distractions such as games and games. It is important that attention is centered on the act of feeding so that the organism can trigger its satiety mechanisms.

The tranquil environment will facilitate the child’s confidence and enjoyment in food. The child should be encouraged to eat alone, but always with supervision, to avoid gagging.

Children should not eat while walking or riding a car.

Foods that can provoke gagging should be avoided, such as hard candy, grapes, large pieces of raw carrots, popcorn, among others.

Finally, it is worth remembering that all attention is needed, not only with food, but also with objects that can commonly be around the child.

She is absolutely susceptible to the ingestion of foreign bodies. If there is something at hand, only a few seconds of parental inattention will be required for such an accident. What is important, therefore, is to do prophylaxis (preventive measures), keeping the environment without ‘dangerous’ objects.

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