This is important knowledge that all parents and caregivers should be equipped with, with the hopes to never use them.
Learn the difference between gagging and choking. Gagging is a normal reflex; everyone has a gag reflex to prevent choking.
Monitor when your child is gagging and allow them to cough food up on their own.
𝘿𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙜𝙖𝙜𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜
𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗴𝗮𝗴𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴:
1. Pushes tongue forward
2. Retching movement
3. Eyes may water
4. May cough or vomit
𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴:
1. Soft/high pitched sounds when inhaling
2. Weak, ineffective coughing
3. Inability to cry or make much sound
4. Difficulty breathing
5. Loss of consciousness
6. Bluish skin colour
NOTE: APPLY BACK BLOWS AT ANY IMMEDIATE SIGN OF CHOKING