my 11 month old crawled up to me coughing and i realized she was choking. i was on the computer for 2 minutes to look up the phone number to the pizza place, she crawled off to the bedroom and obviously found something and put it in her mouth. she does this all the time, im constantly putting things away that my 4 and 2 year old leave around that i know she'll pick up and eat. she doesn't even hesitate, just shoves it in her mouth as if its food.
anyway, what i usually do first is try to make a "hook" with my finger and fish the item out. but whatever it was was already lodged in her throat.
here's the thing i need to know.
my instinct told me to pick her up and put her over my knee, facing downward, and pat her back. but that was not working, and when she caught her breath she started crying. she was drooling a lot too at this point, but her face was still red and not blue or purple. i put her down for a second to let her catch her breath, and then i held her upside down and pat her back some more. i was 2 steps away from calling 911 when she stopped the coughing. at that point she was just crying and pissed off. she must've swallowed whatever it was she picked up.
so when they choke are you suppose to hold them upside or facing down on your lap?
im so glad she's okay. she gave me a huge scare there! even after i pick up every piece and particle off the floor she always finds every little miniscule thing that i missed!
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