Unresponsiveness can sometimes last for a few seconds and sometimes for even longer than that. The cause behind unresponsive behavior can be some sort of serious illness or injury.
Here are the steps that you need to follow if your baby is unresponsive and is breathing. Follow them to get them back to respond.
How to deal with unresponsive and breathing
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The first aid for unresponsive and breathing needs to be the treatment that you give your baby at the time of need. The steps here are going to explain the way to deal with unresponsive and breathing.
Step 1: The Basic
- In case you find your baby not responding to you and you find them unresponsive, check out the situation and see if they are giving any reaction to tapping gently or flicking the foot sole.
- In case they don’t wake up or don’t respond to your actions, then the chances are that they are unresponsive. Check them if their breathing is normal.
- Make a call at your emergency help for medical attention if your baby has any sort of heart condition.
Step 2: Open the airway
- See the image. Place the hand in the same position. Put one hand on the forehead of the baby and then you need to tilt the head gently towards the back. Place the fingertip using the other hand right on the chin of the baby.
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Step 3: Check the breathing
- Time to listen and feel and look out if your baby is breathing in a normal manner. Look for the movement of the chest, the breathing sounds, and the breath right on your cheek. Continue to do so for 10 minutes at least and not more than that.
Step 4: Put them in the recovery position
After you know the hold the baby securely, then you need to put them in the recovery position.
- Hold your baby in the recovery position if you find them breathing in a perfectly normal way.
- Cradle your baby in your arms. Make sure that the baby’s head is tilted in the downward direction. This will help in keeping the airway open. Along with that, it is also important to check that they are not choking on their tongue or they are not breathing their vomit in.
Step 5: Call for help
- Call the emergency number for medical attention and explain the situation.
- Keep a check if the breathing is normal unless the medical help reaches out to you.
- Give CPR, if in any case, you find the baby not breathing in the right way. CPR is all about compression in the chest and rescue breaths.
Also remember, First aid at home is a good idea but doesn’t seem to work out all the time, therefore, precautions and medical help is important.
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