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How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver on a Toddler



See if your toddler can speak.



Look to see if the toddler is having trouble breathing.





Check for blue tinges.



Avoid intervening if the child is able to speak.





If you are not alone with the child, ask someone to call 911.



Ask for consent.



Bend the child over.

Have the child bend over at the waist. Place your hand under her chest for support.



Give five back blows.

Use the heel of your hand. Whack the child on the back directly between the shoulder blades five times.





Pull upward.



Call 911.



Check to see if it worked.



Lay the child on the floor.

Once the child loses consciousness, place him on the floor on his back. He should be on a flat, hard surface. Make sure to do so gently.



Check for an object.





Use chest compressions.



Check for an object again.





Seek immediate medical attention.

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