When baby won’t wake up
If baby doesn’t wake up from your touch and voice – act fast and keep calm. Emergency!
Get away from danger with baby.
Call 000 for an ambulance. The 000 operator will tell you what to do. The operator will stay on the line.
Start checks on baby while waiting for the ambulance. Look in baby’s mouth and remove any blockage.
If baby is breathing
Check if baby is breathing. Look for chest moving, listen for breathing, or feel for baby’s breath. If baby is breathing, place them in the recovery position on their side with their head tilted down. Check baby regularly for breathing and responses until the ambulance arrives.
Stay with baby until medical help arrives. Stay calm.
If baby is not breathing
If baby is not breathing, place them on a firm surface on their back, face up. Put 2 fingertips between baby’s nipples. Give 30 firm chest pushes. Do 2 pushes per second.
Fill your cheeks with air. Put your lips around baby’s mouth and nose. Do a gentle and steady air puff for one second until baby’s chest rises. Do this again.
If baby is still not breathing, keep doing 30 firm chest pushes and 2 gentle air puffs until baby starts breathing or medical help arrives. Keep checking to see if baby is breathing.