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moanieminny Tue 22-Sep-09 15:05:46

Hi,

Ihave just read this tragically sad story in DM (i know I shouldn´t even read it!) about a little girl choking on a Hot Dog.
What do you do if your child starts choking on food - I know you throw them over your knee and slap them on the back, but what if it doesn´t work?

hunlet Tue 22-Sep-09 15:08:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BertieBotts Tue 22-Sep-09 15:16:48

You can do children's first aid courses if you are worried. St. John's Ambulance run them. Perhaps you could get together with a few other parents and do one together?

hunlet Tue 22-Sep-09 15:23:19

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moanieminny Tue 22-Sep-09 15:23:41

Thanks Hunlet for the link. It was very helpful. I just hope I would be able to react in a situation like tha.
A first Aid course sounds good - although am not in UK....
thanks for the advice smile

3littlefrogs Tue 22-Sep-09 15:29:27

I used to run short "save a life courses" with St John Ambulance. I always used to say that anyone who was a parent, aunt, uncle or had anything to do with children ever, should do a course. I can't understand why people don't tbh.

vesela Tue 22-Sep-09 21:11:49

I did a children's first aid course, but they didn't include the Heimlich manoeuvre. I've always been paranoid about choking, and looked everywhere to find somewhere that taught it, but couldn't find anywhere. (I'm also not in the UK). I don't think I'll ever feel safe till I've done the Heimlich on a dummy...

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