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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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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