A survey found that only a quarter of parents knew what to do when their baby stopped breathing!
In fact, many parents are so terrified at the thought that their child stops breathing and refuse to think about it at all. Therefore they don’t know how CPR is performed on the little baby, but it could at some point could save their life!
The hospital St. John made a video which in a very simple way explains how to perform CPR on a baby.
“We ask all parents to learn the technique of reviving the baby and share video to all parents, grandparents and all those who care for the children in order to know what to do in those critical minutes after the baby stops breathing,” says the hospital St . John.
Here’s how to perform CPR on the baby who stopped breathing:
- Call an ambulance.
- Place your baby on a flat surface and gently tilt their head toward the back to open the airway.
- Give your baby CPR by leaning your mouth on the baby’s mouth and nose and then 5 times gently inhale.
- Put two fingers (index and middle finger) on the baby’s chest and press or inflate 30 times in a regular rhythm.
- Put your mouth on the baby’s mouth and nose and gently inhale 2 times.
- Then again, place two fingers on the baby’s chest and pump 30 times in the same rhythm.
- Repeat a series of two breaths and 30 pumping in calm rhythm until the ambulance comes.