St. John Ambulance, an organization dedicated to teaching medical first aid, posted a video on their YouTube page back in January that is a must-watch for every parent.
A young child’s windpipe is around the same diameter of a drinking straw, and their throats aren’t much wider. Things can easily get stuck or lodged in their throats. If that should ever happen would you know what to do?
Most parents are unsure about what they should do if a baby is choking.
According to them, 40% of parents have witnessed their own baby choke, yet over 80% of these parents had no idea what to do in such a situation.
This is an alarming statistic, especially when you consider that an average of 34 children are treated for choking on food every day.