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Baby and Child First Aid

Questions and answers about first aid for a child who'sunresponsive and breathing

Here are some questions people often ask. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please feel free to email us at firstaid@redcross.org.uk or use this form.

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How can I check for a response from the child?

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Speak to them: call their name and ask them if they are OK. Tap their shoulders. If they don’t respond to you, or if you do not get a coherent response from them, treat them as an unresponsive child.

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Should I talk to the child if they are unresponsive?

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Yes, talk to the child and reassure them. Even though they might not respond to you, they may still be able to hear what is going on.

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How do I treat a baby who is unresponsive and breathing?

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