[WATCH] How To Do Infant CPR Simplified

If you’re parent or care-giver to a baby, one of the most important things you can know is how to do infant CPR. We love this video by St John’s Ambulance and Tesco who have created a very cute babygrow to remind parents how to do this vital life saving skill in a simplified way to help you remember:

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Baby Lucy is the star of the show in this video that shows the CPR babygrow created by St John Ambulance and Tesco, that helps teach baby CPR. 

CPR babygrow – St John Ambulance and Tesco team up to teach ba…Together with Tesco, we’ve created a babygrow that helps teach baby CPR. As demonstrated here by the extremely talented Baby Lucy. Watch, share and tag a grown up.

Posted by St John Ambulance on Sunday, 9 October 2016

Here are the instructions which are worth memorising.

  1. If your baby is not responding or breathing normally, call for someone to help. Tell your helper to call 999/112/911. If you’re on your own, follow the next steps to give CPR for one minute, then take your baby with you to call an ambulance.
  2. Open their airway and make a seal with your mouth around their mouth and nose. Blow steadily into your baby’s mouth for one second. The chest should rise. When you take your mouth away, the chest should fall. This is one ‘puff’ (rescue breath). Give five ‘puffs’.
  3. Now give 30 ‘pumps’ (chest compressions). Place two fingers of your lower hand on to the centre of the baby’s chest. Press down by one-third of the depth of the chest then release the pressure, keeping your fingers in contact with the chest. This is one ‘pump’. Give 30 ‘pumps’.
  4. Continue with two more ‘puffs’ and 30 ‘pumps’.
  5. Continue CPR with two ‘puffs’ to 30 ‘pumps’ until experienced help arrives and can take over from you, your baby starts to become responsive and breathe normally again, or you become too exhausted to carry on.
  6. If they start breathing normally again, put them in the recovery position. Cradle them in your arms, with their head tilted downwards.

Over to you now. Did you find this video helpful? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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