Did you know that 40% of parents have witnessed their own baby choke and when quizzed almost four-fifths don’t know what to do in this situation.
St John’s Ambulance know that parents have their hands full, so they’ve made a short memorable video, The Chokeables – featuring the voices of David Walliams, David Mitchell, Johnny Vegas and Sir John Hurt – that shows people how to help a choking baby.
In The Chokeables, the celebrities take on the characters of animated objects that could potentially choke babies: a small princess toy, a pen lid, a jelly baby and a peanut. They’ve joined together because they’ve had enough and want to show how easy it is to save a choking baby’s life.
In just 40 seconds you can learn how to give first aid to a choking baby.
It is a very basic part of first aid and one thing which can help to save a child’s life so please do watch and share this video.
When I was a Nanny I had to update my first aid training every 3 years, sadly since leaving this job it isn’t something I have gotten around to doing again as I never seem to have the time – I know I should as the advise is invaluable and it really is so useful for every parent to know even basic first aid skills, after all you never know just when you will need to use that training.
For further information on this and other first aid courses/advice please visit www.sja.org.uk/TheChokeables