Choking in kids: First aid and more

You and your child are giggling at the dinner table for one minute. The toddler is choking the next minute. What are your options?

Be certain that the youngster is choking. Let her alone if she is coughing or chatting; she is not choking. A youngster who is choking will gag or produce a high-pitched sound.

“Are you choking?” inquire about your youngster. If she nods yes or is unable to communicate, let her know you can assist her. Most importantly, don’t freak out! Your youngster relies on you to be calm.