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How can I prevent choking in an infant I babysit?

How can I prevent choking in an infant I babysit?

See below: Safety. The environment must be safe. Make sure any small objects, toy parts, are not within in reach of a curious infant. The child should be under your observation at all times. And, you need to avoid foods that maybe choking hazards, nuts, hard candy, whole hot dogs, etc. ...Read more

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I keep having a dream about a new baby choking??

I keep having a dream about a new baby choking??

Dreams: Are you a new parent? OR a caregiver? If you feel like there is a message here I do not know what it may be but if you do not know basic CPR, now is a good time to learn. ...Read more

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What should you do if a baby is choking on something?

What should you do if a baby is choking on something?

Back blows: Immediately turn them over your knee facing downwards and deliver 4-5 quick back blows (firm but not REALLY hard). Look to see if the food is obviously visible in the mouth. Do NOT do a blind finger sweep as it can push the object further down. This is not the forum for teaching infant CPR, and that may be a class you want to take locally to gain more confidence in what to do. ...Read more

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Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

GERD/Fistula: If this has been on going since birth there is the small possibility that an undiagnosed tracheo-esophageal fistula may be present. Gastroesophageal reflux maight also cause this to occur. ...Read more

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Why does my 4 month old baby start choking even when he/she is not eating?

Why does my 4 month old baby start choking even when he/she is not eating?

GERD: The symptoms of reflux do not have to be in sync with timings of food intake. Babies can present with simple spitting to choking to wheezing. ...Read more

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Newborn baby started choking on mucus 15 hours after being born. Face turned red, ok after using suction. Is this normal?

Newborn baby started choking on mucus 15 hours after being born. Face turned red, ok after using suction. Is this normal?

Getting use to feeds: In the first day of life a baby must learn to put the liquids down the swallow tube and air down the air tube. Sometimes they get mixed up, turn red, sputter, but recover. This is all part of getting use to the world outside the womb. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to be choking, sneezing, gagging, and coughing regularly?

Is it normal for my baby to be choking, sneezing, gagging, and coughing regularly?

No: Normal babies occasionally sneeze and cough, uncommonly gag and rarely choke. If your baby is regularly doing any or all of these, you should arrange for an appointment with your pediatrician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My baby today started choking seemed like he couldnt breath then started throwing white foamy out of his mouth as he.Was choking why was that?

My baby today started choking seemed like he couldnt breath then started throwing white foamy out of his mouth  as he.Was choking why was that?

Choking episodes: Can be caused by a number of things. Sometimes babies will have spitting up episodes after eating which can cause choking episodes. Another cause for such episodes would be secretions from post nasal drip, especially if the baby has a lot of nasal congestion. Follow up with your babies pediatrician for further evaluation. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do for newborns throwing up after feeding and it coming thru nasal passages and choking baby?

Can you tell me what to do for newborns throwing up after feeding and it coming thru nasal passages and choking baby?

Clear the nose: Babies don't have good control when they vomit and the fluid can come out the nose or mouth. Clear his nose with the bulb syringe. You may be able to prevent some of the vomiting or spitting up by burping frequently, don't overfeed him, and hold him upright for a while after feeding to allow the feeds to settle. ...Read more

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How can you stop a child from choking?

How can you stop a child from choking?

Learn Heimlich...: I encourage any parent or caregiver to be instructed in basic life saving skills such as the heimlich maneuver which can save a child from choking. If the choking is a regular occurrence, there could be an anatomical abnormality contributing to this and should be investigated further. ...Read more

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What can you do if a small child is choking?

What can you do if a small child is choking?

Stay calm: Choking is a scary situation. The most common mistake I see is parents blowing into the face of a infant or pounding on their back while they are making noises of chocking. If there is noise - there is airway movement and these moves can cause the situation to worsen. If there is no noise or only few intermittent gasps try the following: http://www.parenting.com/article/how-to-do-the-heimlich-maneuver-on-your-child ...Read more

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What must I teach my child to do if he is choking alone?

What must I teach my child to do if he is choking alone?

See below: The ccd has a good web site, from which you can obtain recommended immunizations and schedules. ...Read more

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When a child is choking and coughing hard, what should you do as a bystander?

When a child is choking and coughing hard, what should you do as a bystander?

Depends: Infant and child CPR will give you the best guidelines on what to do in the instance that a child is choking and/ coughing hard. If you have a child, work with a child, have child visitors in your household, it is imperative that you learn bls, basic life support. You can find classes at your local hospital, many community programs and the american red cross chapter nearest you. ...Read more

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My baby coughs sometimes and it sounds like she is choking what could this be? She has also been woken up by it on occasion.

My baby coughs sometimes and it sounds like she is choking what could this be? She has also been woken up by it on occasion.

Post nasal drip: You child may have a postnasal drip which can be controlled with salt water nose drop, and a vaporizer. Also raise the child's mattress so he is sleeping on an angle. Second hand smoke from your cigarettes may be contributing to the post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Baby with acid reflux is choking, what are meds needed?

Baby with acid reflux is choking, what are meds needed?

Evaluation: You need to see a physician to determine the problem. Could be reflux or allergy, or a number of other things. Get an evaluation. ...Read more

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How would you stop a child from choking, if he's choking on a grape?

Chicking: Try a heimlich maneuver gently depending on the size and age of the child. ...Read more

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Do you know any good dvd's to teach me about cpr and helping a choking child?

Do you know any good dvd's to teach me about cpr and helping a choking child?

American Red Cross: Lots of good materials free on their website. You can probably bind videos on youtube as well but try to find one that references the arc or aha. ...Read more

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While eating a hotdog, a young child sitting next to you at the ballgame, begins choking and coughing loudly, what to do?

While eating a hotdog, a young child sitting next to you at the ballgame, begins choking and coughing loudly, what to do?

ABCs (abacavir): The first step is to clear any food from the child's mouth. Follow the ABC 's of basic CPR, is the airway clear? is the child breathing normally? How is the child's coloration ( lips, skin ), Check the pulse for rate and regularity. If your child has developed symptoms after the choking episode, eg fever, cough, difficulty swallowing, vomiting, it is important to seek medical advice. PRMG/Peds ...Read more

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4months baby presented sometime with coughing and choking while feeding and sever crying even at rest what possible cause?

4months baby presented sometime with coughing and choking while feeding and sever crying even at rest what possible cause?

Gastroesophageal: Reflux with esophagitis ( inflammation of the lining of the esophagus) is one possibility. Your baby's pediatrician needs to know about these symptoms. With smart phones nowadays, it's pretty easy for you to video an episode to take in with you. The doctor will plot her growth & will want to investigate & treat this. Learned behaviors start & 6 mos., so this crying is not behavioral. ...Read more

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