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Learn how to help a child who is choking.

first aid

1) Give up to five back blows. Hit them firmly on their back between the shoulder blades. If back blows do not dislodge the object, move on to step two.

2) Give up to five abdominal thrusts. Hold the child around the waist and pull upwards and inwards above their belly button. If abdominal thrusts do not dislodge the object, repeat steps one and two. Call 999 if the object has not dislodged after three cycles of back blows and abdominal thrusts.