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First aid: Giving CPR to Children and Babies

If a child or baby is unconscious, check for signs of breathing. Watch to see if their chest rises. Listen for signs of breath. Bend down to see if you can feel breath on your cheek. If they are breathing, move them gently onto their side and tilt their head back. If they are not breathing, give them CPR as follows.

To give CPR to a child, follow these steps:

  1. Call 999 or get someone to do it.
  1. Give 5 rescue breaths.
    Tilt their head back, seal your mouth over their mouth, pinch their nose and blow 5 times.
  1. Give 30 chest compressions.
    Push firmly with one hand in the middle of their chest and then release.
  1. Give 2 rescue breaths, then repeat the cycle of 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths until help arrives.

To give CPR to a baby, follow these steps:

  1. Call 999 or get someone to do it.
  1. Give 5 rescue breaths.
    Tilt their head back, seal your mouth over their mouth, pinch their nose and blow 5 times.
  1. Give 30 chest compressions.
    Push firmly with two fingers in the middle of their chest and then release.
  1. Give 2 rescue breaths, then repeat the cycle of 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths until help arrives.
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