Babies and young children can choke on anything smaller than a D-size battery. To prevent choking, keep small objects out of reach, cut up food into very small pieces, and supervise children while they’re eating, especially if they’re under five years old.
If a baby show signs of choking, phone 000 immediately and follow the steps to clear a blockage (shown below). The operator will stay on the line and, if you are able to clear the blockage, the ambulance can be cancelled.
If a child shows signs of choking, stay calm and ask him to cough to help remove the object. If this doesn’t work, follow the steps to clear a blockage (shown below).