Here are ways to prevent choking in babies. Since prevention is better than cure and babies can choke just on about anything from small bits of food, household items, or small toys.
Though you can manage a choking infant by laying the infant face down, along your forearm, and using your thigh or lap for support. Then hold the infant’s chest in your hand and the jaw with your fingers. Point the infant’s head downward, lower than the body. And then Give up to 5 quick, forceful blows between the infant’s shoulder blades. Use the palm of your free hand.
Above are ways to give first aid to babies that are already choking. The tips below will help in preventing your baby from choking in the first place.
1. Kids want to reach out for any objects in their surroundings. When they pick up seeds & whole nuts like groundnuts or any seed-like objects, they tend to put them straight in their mouth to swallow. Keep such objects far away from their reach.
1. Keep seeds away
2. Don’t feed when they cry or laugh
3. Cut foods into bite sizes
4. Keep mouth clear
5. Sit in a safe high chair
6. Cook foods before feeding
7. Mash or grate foods